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Cinema Review – Hitchcock

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) set out to make the follow up to North by Northwest; Psycho. The trouble is, Paramount Pictures don’t want the film, the Censors are unhappy and Alma (Helen Mirren), Hitchcock’s wife, was distracted. Continue reading

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Rant – The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009: A Retrospective

Well JDIFF is over for another year and as usual I was sad to see it end. I have been involved in the film festival in some way since it began in 2003 and it is so great to see it get better and better every year. There is a strong feeling of community in the film festival every year which is one of the reasons its always a bit of an anticlimax when it is all over. I always enjoy getting to talk to people at screenings and walk across the city from film to film together. I am incredibly grateful to Movies Plus magazine and movies.ie who have allowed me to be involved in the festival every year. I get such a buzz from running from screenings to interviews then running home to write it all up. The film festival cements my knowledge that writing about film is what I want to do with my life. Continue reading

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