25th Jun2018

‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston | Written by Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Directed by Wes Anderson “This is an adventure.” That’s the last spoken line of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the fourth feature from everyone’s favourite Texan oddball, Wes Anderson. Released in 2004, three […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Death Note’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Jason Liles, Paul Nakauchi, Jack Ettlinger, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Chris Britton | Written by Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, Jeremy Slater | Directed by Adam Wingard When Light Turner (Nat Wolff) comes in possession of the Death Note, Ryuk (Willem Dafoe) entices him to use it […]

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31st Jul2017

New trailer & poster for Netflix’s ‘What Happened to Monday’

by Phil Wheat

What Happened to Monday is the latest Netflix original film, which premieres on the service on August 18th. Starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe, this sci-fi tale comes from director Tommy Wirkola, the genius behind Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and the Dead Snow movies; and writers Max Botkin (Robosapien) and Kerry Williamson (Alex […]

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30th Jun2017

New poster, trailer & featurette for Netflix’s ‘Death Note’

by Phil Wheat

I’ll admit it now – I’ve never been hugely into manga; and I tend to stick to anime that is familiar (mainly the stuff released by Manga Video in the 90s). But there are certain titles that transcend my foibles… on such manga was Death Note. Recommended to me by a friend on a trip […]

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16th Jun2017

‘The Great Wall’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing, Andy Lau, Hanyu Zhang, Han Lu, Kenny Lin, Eddie Peng, Xuan Huang, Ryan Zheng | Written by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy | Directed by Yimou Zhang Magnificent, breath-taking spectacle. A glorious, gorgeous testament to mankind’s creativity. Looks really good in 3D. All of this […]

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10th May2015

‘Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II – The Director’s Cut’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Mia Goth | Written and directed by Lars von Trier Some people would question why I would watch the theatrical version of Nymphomaniac, never mind the director’s cut, but I tend to like Lars Von Trier’s style.  Yes, he goes for the […]

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10th Mar2015

‘John Wick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Omer Barnea, Toby Leonard Moore, Daniel Bernhardt, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski Keanu Reeves has, in recent years, seemingly been making headway in to the action genre with films like 47 […]

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01st Jul2014

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe | Written by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness | Directed by Wes Anderson Wes Anderson’s intrinsic surreal style is so unmistakable it is safe to assume it can be seen from space.  Each ounce of each frame is so unmistakably his own that it identifies itself […]

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27th Jun2014

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Lotte Verbeek, Ana Dela Cruz, David Whalen, Milica Govich, Emily Peachey | Written by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber | Directed by Josh Boone I will begin this review with the admittance that I have not read the famous novel of which this film is based, […]

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28th Feb2014

‘Nymphomaniac Volumes I & II’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Mia Goth | Written and directed by Lars von Trier How long was the last film you went to see? How long do you think you were in the cinema, ticket-buying, ad-consuming and actual movie-watching all accounted for? Probably somewhere between 2 […]

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31st Jan2014

‘Out of the Furnace’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker | Written by Scott Cooper, Brad Ingelsby | Directed by Scott Cooper In this hotly contested awards season we currently find ourselves in, it’s no surprise that there have been some casulaties in the great promotional battle to win awards and increase box […]

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22nd Nov2013

‘Streets of Fire’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan | Written by Walter Hill, Larry Gross | Directed by Walter Hill There are films that are said to be “ahead of their time”, this can often be an excuse for poor box-office sales or just the fact that the film was done in a style that people […]

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14th Aug2013

‘Odd Thomas’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page, Casey Messer, Nico Tortorella, Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin | Written and Directed by Stephen Sommers Stephen Sommers, yes he of The Mummy, Van Helsing and G.I. Joe fame, abandons the big-budget blockbusters for a much smaller – yet just as high concept – film adapted from the […]

25th Jul2013

First Time Watch #6: The Last Temptation of Christ

by Ian Loring

It says something about Martin Scorsese’s balls that after the relative commerical underperformance of The King of Comedy and After Hours that he was still willing to push both himself and the cinematic form in a way which almost treats the more business driven aspects of the business with almost complete disdain. While now regarded […]

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25th Jun2013

Interview: Kevin Spacey, Willem Dafoe & Jameson First Shot winners

by Catherina Gioino

The Jameson First Shot competition is an annual competition that allows for emerging filmmakers to get their work made and get a break into the industry. With numerous submissions, Shirlyn Wong was the United States finalist, along with Russian finalist Anton Lanshakov for his short The Smile Man, and South African finalist Hanneke Schutte for […]

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25th Jun2013

Jameson First Shot – US Final/Premiere Report

by Catherina Gioino

On June 19th, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Willem Dafoe were in attendance at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn to celebrate the United States winner of the Jameson First Shot competition. USA winner Shirlyn Wong was in attendance for the world premiere of her short film, Love’s Routine. The Jameson First Shot competition is an […]

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20th Mar2013

Three Godzilla-esque images from ‘Pacific Rim’

by Phil Wheat

Check out these three new Godzilla-esque images (which look like they could have been ripped straight from a Toho flick) from Pacific Rim which is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) from a script by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) and stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Willem […]

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