Monthly Archives: December 2013

POIGNANT CHRISTMAS SCENES FROM RECENT NON-CHRISTMAS FILMS

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Christmas is a time of extreme cliché and even more extreme cheesiness, especially when it comes to films. Well here are three examples of recent films that are not Christmas films, but at certain points in the narrative we have … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE BEST FILMS OF 2013

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As always, to qualify the film’s opening theatrical release day has to be in 2013, it just seems easiest that way. The only films that I feel could have made this list, but I have not the chance to see … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE MOST DISAPPOINTING FILMS OF 2013

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‘The worst of the year’ is always a popular choice; however this list is a little different. I expected the likes of Movie 43, Run For Your Wife, After Earth and Grown Ups 2 to be horrific, and they duly … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: 2013’S ‘LOVE TO HATE’ MOST ENJOYABLE AND FUN FILMS

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Now, let me define my terms: The films in this list are far from masterpieces, with plenty of plot holes and flaws aplenty. However, if you are happy to forgive these things and want a film where you can sit … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2013

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As a lover of film music and classical music, if a film has a great score then it only enhances that film for me. In fact, it is often the case that a mediocre film is enhanced by a great … Continue reading

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NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER (Debbie Isitt, 2012)

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Starring: David Tennant (twice), Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins Genre: Comedy/ Family/ Christmas After Mr. Maddens (Martin Freeman) got offered a role in a much bigger film, the new teacher, Mr. Peterson (Tennant) arrives as the new teacher, unaware of the … Continue reading

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SEDUCED AND ABANDONED (James Toback, 2013)

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Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Martin Scorsese Genre: Documentary/ Alec Baldwin Actor Alec Baldwin and director James Toback decide to join forces to make a loose remake of Last Tango in Paris, which will also star Neve Campbell. Of course … Continue reading

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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (Peter Jackson, 2013)

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Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage Genre: Adventure/ Fantasy After surviving their trek beneath the misty mountains Bilbo (Freeman), Gandalf (McKellen), Thorin (Armitage) and the company of dwarves continue on their quest towards their homeland of Erebor and claiming … Continue reading

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LEVIATHAN (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, 2012)

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  Starring: Declan Conneely, Johnny Gatcombe, Adrian Guilette Genre: Documentary Using cameras attached to the crew, nets and masts, Leviathan contains no dialogue and uses purely its long takes to document the workings of a fishing trawler in the north … Continue reading

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THE CONJURING (James Wan, 2013)

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  Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston Genre: Horror/ Thriller Paranormal investigators (as well as husband and wife) Ed and Lorraine Warren (Wilson and Farmiga) are very famous in their field, but a past case leaves them with scars … Continue reading

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