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Recent Stories In Film
Review: Northfork
March 26, 2004
Northfork is the third film by the Polish Brothers (whom you remember as Twin Cenobite #1 and Twin Cenobite #2 in Hellraiser: Bloodline). Their movie promises a bleakly humorous vision of a last ditch attempt to clear out the human...
Zatoichi
March 19, 2004
Since his universally praised masterpiece Hana Bi, Takeshi Kitano has had critics divided. Kikujiro, his charming tale of a lumbering loudmouth escorting a hopeful boy to his real mother, and Dolls, the deeply moving trio of tales about love, some...
Love Actually: the most hateful British film since Maybe Baby
February 9, 2004
Empire magazine readers voted Love Actually the best British film of 2003 this week, suggesting one of two things - Empire readers are so utterly moronic that their brains are unable to decode the signals sent into their eyes and...
Golden Balls
January 28, 2004
James Lark takes a swing at the Globes.
Neverended Stories
January 2, 2004
Everyone has a list of films they have never seen to the end. Actually that's a lie. Some people have a list of movies that they have never seen to the end, and they are big fans of Nick Hornby...
Popped Clog: Bob Monkhouse
December 31, 2003
Bob Monkhouse - comedian, gameshow host, entertainer - has died. He was 75. LNR Film Editor, Robin Ince looks back at a lifetime of Bob on the big screen.
Robin Ince's Christmas Movie Round-Up
December 26, 2003
Boxing Day is the day of the ancient blockbusters, with the splendid Wizard of Oz and Zulu vying for your attention. Wizard of Oz wins.
Take the blue pill, twice a day
December 21, 2003
Jordy Connolly is a fairly run-of-the-mill teenager: he plays tennis, does karate, enjoys Japanese animation and loves his family. But the fresh-faced teenager is one of a growing number of people worldwide who suffer from a distressing new syndrome: 'Keanic Dismorphia'.
Films: bad for your perceptions of reality?
December 17, 2003
It's all too easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas - watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade while desperately trying not to barf up 20 pounds of turkey, roast potatoes and Quality Street - and end up going...
Revisionism: how Lewis Collins won the Vietnam War
December 5, 2003
And other unfacts of unhistory.
Cats on film
December 4, 2003
Robin Ince takes a quick look at small cats on the big screen.
Popped Clog: Bob Grant
November 28, 2003
November has been a bad month for sitcom sidekicks. Following in the auspicious footsteps of Art Carney from The Honeymooners is Bob Grant.
WAWIBF: Girl Power
November 12, 2003
It's everyone's favourite celebrity death match: Liza Minnelli versus David Gest.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
November 7, 2003
# 29,965: Escape From LA
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
October 31, 2003
#29,966: That one in the telephone box that might have been Spanish
WAWIBF: David Lynch
October 31, 2003
Hollywood oddball saves the world. Or tries to.
Mel Gibson: man of God
October 24, 2003
But God is getting angry with his favourite Catholic son.
Hollywood Mom: Kim Richards
October 23, 2003
A tribute to the first lady of Disney adventure witchcraft films.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
October 16, 2003
#29,967: Spellbound
Aaliyah Haughton: Queen of the Damned
October 12, 2003
Before she died so tragically young, Aaliyah achieved an extraordinary amount. Including turning one particular Scotsman into a frothing bloodthirsty loon.
It shouldn’t be allowed
October 4, 2003
Sean Walsh on why we're unlikely to see Superman having anal sex with Batman for a few years yet.
A jubilant Brian jigs awkwardly on the sand
October 4, 2003
Gigli is a giant cock-up (vagina-up?) of a movie, but it demands viewing. It is too big and too wrong to ignore, writes Charlie Skelton.
John Landis: life in the Twilight Zone
October 3, 2003
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Where once he howled across the Hollywood Hills like an American Werewolf, John Landis has taken to directing things like 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show'. Ouch.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
September 26, 2003
#29,968: Green Man
Letter from Boston
September 20, 2003
An account of a muddy, yet untimately heartwarming encounter with Julia Roberts.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
September 19, 2003
#29,969: Cry of the Banshee
All Hail the New Dawn of British Film
September 12, 2003
John Camm shields his eyes against the glare.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
September 12, 2003
#29,970: Number One
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
September 5, 2003
#29,975 - #29,971
Great Big Empty Screen of Nothing and Noise
September 3, 2003
The summer blockbusters of 2003: enough to send the hardiest film lover into a catatonic haze.
Popped Clog Extra: Jill Ireland
September 2, 2003
Charles Bronson, craggy gunslinger, has followed his long-mourned first wife, Jill Ireland, into the grave. Maybe not the same grave, but probably one quite nearby.
Popped Clog: Charles Bronson
September 2, 2003
Charles Bronson - Russian, Lithuanian, father, husband, husband, husband, actor - has died. He was 81.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
August 29, 2003
#29,976: Hideaway
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
August 22, 2003
#29,977: Hotel
The film industry vs. piracy: What's their beef?
August 22, 2003
Is piracy crippling the film industry by sheering away millions of pounds of legitimate profits, or should we not feel sorry for the mega-rich film companies if a few thousand dodgy copies of Species II get run off on a stack of grainy VCRs in a lock-up garage in Doncaster?
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
August 8, 2003
#29,978: She Freak
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
August 1, 2003
29,979: Random Harvest
Popped Clog: Bob Hope
July 30, 2003
Bob Hope - actor, husband, centenarian - has died. He was 100, as centenarians so often are.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
July 25, 2003
#29,983 - #29,980
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
July 18, 2003
#29,984: Hawk, the Slayer
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
July 11, 2003
#29,985: Punchline
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
July 4, 2003
#30,001: Charlie's Angel's: Full Throttle
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
June 27, 2003
#29,986: Patrick
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
June 20, 2003
#29,988 - #29,987
Popped Clog: Gregory Peck
June 16, 2003
Gregory Peck, raven-haired star of 'The Guns of Navarone' is dead. He slipped away in the night, a bit like his character in The Guns of Navarone does from the Nazis. Peck was the second most handsome star Hollywood has ever produced, and had the second most sexy voice. He starred in the second greatest action movie ever made (The Guns of Navarone), and the second most romantic film (Roman Holiday). Not bad for a guy born with a club foot. He was 87.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
June 13, 2003
#29,992 - #29,989
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
June 6, 2003
#29,993: Cinemania
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
May 30, 2003
#29,994: Withnail and I
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
May 23, 2003
#29,995: Gregory's Two Girls
Matrix Reloaded: Worst Film Of All Time?
May 17, 2003
As a cinema viewer, I'm incredibly easy to please - I suspend my disbelief at the drop of the hat. I love big bangs and flashes. I loved all that jumping about and twisting out of the path of bullets in The Matrix. I lapped up all the philosophy, happily bought into the myth. But after an hour of Matrix Reloaded I'd had enough, writes Charlie Skelton.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
May 16, 2003
#29,996: The Audrey Hepburn Story (starring Jennifer Love Hewitt)
Sequels that are Ruined by the Involvement of Nauseating Child Actors
May 8, 2003
A brief discussion of this tragic and disturbing cultural phenomenon.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
May 2, 2003
#29,997: Holiday On The Buses
Popped Clog: Karen Morley
May 1, 2003
Karen Morley - actress, American, blacklistee - has died. She was 93.
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
April 25, 2003
#29,998: The Bellstone Fox
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
April 18, 2003
#29,999: Godmonster of Indian Flats
Robin Ince's Top 30,000 Films Of All Time
April 11, 2003
#30,000: Don't Look In The Basement
The Cannes Film Festival...
May 13, 2002
...une guide.

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