by Liam McMillen
Ken Loach made his name making social realist films about real people, but in recent years he's also shown he can make these films accessible without holding back his themes and meanings. Jimmy's Hall, said to be his last film, brings him back to Ireland after The Wind that Shakes the Barley (for which Jimmy's Hall would be a good companion piece). Jimmy's Hall manages social realism and accessibility well – and it is a good film for Loach to go out on, but it does have its problems and Loach fans will be disappointed if this is the film he goes out on.
by Robbie Jones
There’s nothing like a heart-warming film to brighten your day, and Common People is the perfect one for it.
Common People weaves together six stories of ordinary daily lives in London, changed forever as a prized parrot escapes from the confines of her cage and soars upon the South London skies. It is a dramatic, humorous and sometimes magical tale of romance, crisis and adventure on one of London’s leafy commons.
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by Jo Johnstone
What happened to the monster after Victor Frankensteins death?
According to this graphic novel adaptation he gets caught up in a war between Heavens Gargoyles and Hells Demons. In a film that aims to be the next Underworld trilogy, Aaron Eckhart plays the centuries old monster who battles to stop the secrets of his creation falling into the wrong hands. Although the film is clearly not meant to be taken seriously its a tragic example of iconic characters being spun off miserably.
A few months ago, Leah Stone detailed on this here website who she felt were the Top Five Animated Disney Villains. Hayley Charlesworth took a look at that list and noticed some glaring omissions.
So, in celebration of the release of Disney’s Maleficent, we present to you Disney’s OTHER Best Villains.
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