Film Fact File – Who exactly is Martin McDonagh?


With Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri poised to sweep award season there might be a fair few of you asking just who is Martin McDonagh? And how did he create one of the most original scripts we’ve seen in years?

But writing has been a lifelong love affair for McDonagh and he’s perhaps better known amongst theatre crowds than cinema goers. Let’s have a snoop around in his back catalogue and see just exactly how he honed his distinct style.

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The Shape of Water review – Del Toro’s monster ode to misfits

Rating: * * * * *

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest offering is his finest work to date. The Shape of Water is a rare blend of horror, romance and comedy that feels like a B-Movie from a bygone era.


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Trailer – Arts In The Armed Forces

Adam Driver brings his passion project to the screen with the help of VICE magazine.

Bringing thought-provoking and impactful contemporary theater to US soldiers. That’s the mission of Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit organization started by Marine-turned-actor Adam Driver (Girls, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). VICE News followed Driver and his fellow actors (including Joanne Tucker, Natasha Lyonne, Eric Bogosian, Peter Scolari, Sasheer Zamata, and many more) as they performed for military audiences in the US and overseas who more accustomed to visits by country cover bands and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars The Force Awakens

It was 1996 and I was five years old when my father took me to the cinema for the very first time to watch Star Wars: A New Hope at a little cinema in Lakeside, Essex. It was the single greatest thing I ever saw, and to this day no film has ever quite filled me with the same sense of pure joy and wonder. So you can imagine my excitement as the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hit my laptop screen this afternoon. With a new director at the helm in J.J Abrams, fans all held their breath as they hoped he could find the same chemistry that made the original 1970’s trilogy the most far out, exciting space adventure since man stepped foot on the moon. And it seems the early signs are promising… Continue reading “Star Wars: Episode VII”

News: Wes Anderson to return to Animation

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Wes Anderson is coming off the most successful film of his career with The Grand Budapest Hotel,” one that we are hoping will hold out for at least a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, but now we can now look forward to a new and ambitious stop animation project from the director.

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Casting News: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino is gearing up for his eighth film ‘The Hateful Eight’ which is targeting release for some time next year. Tarantino is filming in 70mm so we can be sure that all the blood and guts will look incredible. Many of the plot details have been kept under raps, but we’ve found a brief synopsis of the film which looks to be set after the American Civil War…

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10 years on: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’

We can’t believe that it’s been ten years since Wes Anderson released ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,’ so we’ve compiled a few treats for Wes Anderson Fans.

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Wes Anderson on set filming the interior of the Belafonte, a ship which Anderson built and also split in half.

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