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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

28 Sep 20162 stars

Disappointing fantasy from director Tim Burton that's sporadically enlivened by a fun turn from Eva Green

On paper the union of director Tim Burton and screenwriter Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black) sounds like a match made in Goth heaven, especially considering the adapted source material is a bestselling fantasy book by Ransom Riggs about a group of…

Filming the Bard: how the Royal Shakespeare Company brings live theatre to the big screen

27 Sep 2016

John Wyver talks about the joys and challenges of bringing theatrical shows to cinematic life

Transmitting a stage play to cinemas and theatre across Europe is a lot more involved than you might think. We talk to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Director of Screen Productions, John Wyver, about why it takes over 50 people to make it happen.

Preview: All Night Horror Madness at Cameo Cinema

27 Sep 2016

The Fly, Day of the Dead, Miracle Mile and more to screen at nocturnal scare-fest

'It's definitely something everyone should do at least once,' says Matt Palmer, the deranged mastermind of All Night Horror Madness. As the name suggests, it's a nocturnal marathon of movie mayhem: five horror films screened…

Free State of Jones

26 Sep 20163 stars

Earnest directorial intentions and solid work from Matthew McConaughey fail to lift a plodding true-life tale

Even in 2016's summer schedule, jam-packed with computer-generated anticlimaxes, there were few takers in the US for Free State of Jones, writer-director Gary Ross's attempt at an adult blockbuster. Matthew McConaughey plays Newt Knight, a Mississippi…

Swiss Army Man

26 Sep 20164 stars

Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe star in a surprisingly sweet and surreal study of the human condition

In Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's debut feature, a flatulent reanimated corpse named Manny (an extremely game Daniel Radcliffe) utters the profound statement, 'If my best friend hides his farts from me then what else is he hiding from me, and why does…