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From ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Kick-Ass’: How Hollywood is falling in love with female leads, Arts

From ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Kick-Ass’: How Hollywood is falling in love with female leads

In the 1985 comic strip The Rule, Alison Bechdel introduced a simple test that troublingly highlighted the gender bias present in mainstream movies.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 20 December 2012 at 1:34 pm

Northern Ireland offers fertile film-making ground for Ridley Scott, Arts

Northern Ireland offers fertile film-making ground for Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott will find Northern Ireland a fertile film-making environment for the low-budget series he is planning to make there. The series was announced yesterday and industry leaders hope the big-name arrival will boost the fledgling scene.

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 2 November 2012 at 6:00 am

Interview with Kevin Macdonald, Life in a Day director, Film

Interview with Kevin Macdonald, Life in a Day director

On paper Life in a Day, the new film by Kevin Macdonald, sounds like a recipe for a self-congratulatory banality.

By | Film | Friday, 24 June 2011 at 5:01 pm

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