Battleship: Not a very bon voyage

If you’re looking for a 21st Century Top Gun without the character development, subtle plot machinations, Tom Cruise’s gurning visage or homoerotic shower scenes then you’re in the right place. Battleship not only replaces the showers with a supremely ridiculous football match but also the fast and exciting world of fighter jets with an array […]

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Win a pair of tickets to the premiere of The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat

Spirit Level Film are delighted to announce the UK London premiere of The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat – the first film in the landmark documentary series on leadership, narrated by Helena Bonham Carter. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and some very special guests to be announced. In celebration they’ve offered a set […]

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The MPAA Criticise The SOPA Blackout Protests – Here’s Why They Are Wrong To Do So

Today Wikipedia along with many, many other websites partook in the ‘blackout’ protests against new internet piracy guidelines and acts being discussed in the American House of Representatives and the Senate. They essentially removed their sites from circulation for a day citing that this could be a regular occurrence under the new proposals. The laws being […]

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Devil’s Advocate: Lars Von Trier isn’t a flawed genius, he’s a prat

Outside of the critically acclaimed Melancholia I think it’s overwhelmingly safe to say that it’s not been Lars Von Trier’s finest year to date. He’s a possibly racist, possibly suicidal, possibly Nazi sympathising, possibly misogynist past pornographer with a penchant for digging himself into holes so deep that even Richard Madeley can only sit back and watch […]

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The Iron Lady: The lady’s not for watching

The Iron Lady is a film that comes pre-loaded with controversy. The Conservative Party in particular has been publicly disapproving of what Margaret Thatcher’s children called ‘a left wing fantasy.’ In truth they have little to worry about. The Iron Lady is a broadly sympathetic examination of Thatcher’s life – indeed its unwillingness to really […]

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