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The past couple of years have seen something of a trend emerge in western cinema with films like Transcendence, The Machine, Her and most recently Ex Machina. These are all films about artificial intelligence, or AI. For those who don’t know, AI...

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The Western is one of the oldest film genres out there; it has existed throughout the 20th century and well into the 21st, and during this time, the genre has gone through several different periods of abandonment and revival. Subsequently the...

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Auteur extraordinaire and self-publicising egomaniac Quentin Tarantino has announced his intention to retire after his 10th film, to the surprise and disbelief of many. During a recent Q&A for his new western, The Hateful Eight, he declared ‘I...

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War is an obsession of cinema; the big screen relishes it, and audiences flock back time and again to watch films about conflict.

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Musicals are known to be box office safe zones. Along with movies starring a bespectacled wizard or a motor-fuel slathered Megan Fox, films that involve familiar red carpet faces stretching their vocal muscles are predictable, bankable hits.

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From apocalyptic zombie movies reminiscent of the devastating destruction of biblical plagues, to copious superhero movies involving a virtuous, honourable male central figure who saves humanity, the scope of religious themes and messages portrayed...

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After his directorial debut with 2004’s Garden State, Scrubs star Zach Braff returns this year with Wish I Was Here, a film which last year was innovatively funded through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The online site aims to help get...

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