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Bridge of Spies, or Spielberg's Further Retreat into Classicism

In any Film Studies 101 class, you learn about the continuum from realism to formalism. One one end of the spectrum, you have the ultra-documentary style of realism. 370 more words


Journey to the Oscars 2016: Bridge of Spies

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James B. Donovan, a lawyer who is entrusted in negotiating the release of the US pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the USSR in 1960. 165 more words




This movie, based around the books of the prolific teen author, R.L. Stine, has been in the works for a very long time. Originally slated as a vehicle for Tim Burton, back in 1998, it has bumped around in limbo since then but finally gets a cinematic outing courtesy of director Rob Letterman. 421 more words


Goosebumps: Film Review

I loved the Goosebumps books and TV series so I was convinced this film adaptation was going to be terrible – Jack Black hasn’t exactly had the greatest run in movies lately and the promos didn’t have the same feel as a Goosebumps story. 451 more words


TBPB - Bridge of Spies

With the Academy Awards just under a month away, I take a look at each Best Picture contender.

Within the long career and filmography of the legendary Steven Spielberg, the gradings of his productions can be ranked across a standard America grading policy, with sure-fire classics such as Jaws, Saving Private Ryan and Raiders of the Lost Ark known as being his A-Grade material. 775 more words

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Cinema Review - Goosebumps

When Zach (Dylan Minette) and his mother move in next door to Mr Shivers and his teenage daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), it is not long before Zach discovers the secret that Mr Shivers is trying to keep; he is actually the author R.L. 522 more words


Goosebumps: Review 

Whilst you might think that the target demographic for the big-screen adaptation of the Goosebumps novels would be strictly children, that’s not entirely true. In fact, as someone who is about to turn to twenty-eight-years old, I can’t help but feel that this was made for me. 415 more words

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