Articles Posted in the " Straw Dogs " Category

  • Straw Dogs

    Rod Lurie’s remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial thriller follows the original virtually beat-for-beat – except where it matters. As a stand alone film it’s OK, but held up to the original it feels almost entirely pointless. Half a star goes to James Marsden’s lovely curly hair.

  • Friday Face/off: Censorship

    With The Human Centipede 2 oozing its way onto cinema screens today, our thoughts can’t help but turn to that tricky devil: censorship. Is there room for it in the information age, or is it as antiquated as the desire to leave mouth and anus unattached? Two of our mouthiest writers fight it out with *REMOVED DUE TO CONTENT* results…

  • To Do In London 2011: Winter Film Events

    November rain getting you down? Does the prospect of another bleak, friendless Christmas make you reach for the whiskey and the revolver? Not to worry, there’s a whole plethora of festivals and events to take your mind of your hollow shell of a life!

  • Dos and Don’ts of Remakes

    Remake? No. Reinvent? Yes! Join us on an adventure in repetition as we go on an adventure in repetition. Learn your what to do and (more importantly) what not to do in the many occasions throughout your life when you will be called upon to direct the remake of a classic movie.