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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: DIRECTOR-COMPOSER PARTNERSHIPS

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As important as film music can be, hiring the composer for the score is sometimes treated as an afterthought, with the composer starting to put their score together right at the very end. However for some directors, usually in the … Continue reading

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HALF-TERM REPORT: 2015 SO FAR

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Now as we are well into July and half the year has already passed us by it seems like a good time to look back at the year so far and some of the cinematic delights that have been on … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE FUNNIEST FILMS OF THE LAST FEW YEARS

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After recently having the deep misfortune of watching the abysmal Dumb and Dumber To it served as yet another depressing and infuriating reminder that so much mainstream comedy simply is not very good anymore; Okay so maybe now I am … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOPS 10S: BIG NAME ACTORS WHO CONSISTENTLY TURN UP IN TERRIBLE FILMS

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As we all know, casting is of course a huge thing in the film industry; who is in the leading roles in a film can make a difference of many millions in the film’s budget and the box office it … Continue reading

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THE OSCARS 2015: THE THOUGHTS OF A CINEMA CYNIC

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I have enjoyed reading what everyone has written about tonight’s annual Hollywood get together of smug self-congratulatory back-slapping. Though I haven’t seen literally everything up for awards tonight, I think I have seen enough to justify throwing in my two … Continue reading

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MY TOP 10 BEST FILMS OF 2014

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Due to restrictions both in terms of time and money respectively, I have of course not seen everything and there may well be 2014 releases that I get round to watching in the first few months of 2015 that may … Continue reading

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MY TOP 10 WORST FILMS OF 2014

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Maybe I am just getting more cynical and harder to please as I get older, but it seems there are more and more atrocious films coming out. Well, in 2014 there have been some quite appalling films and it has … Continue reading

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THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2014

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Film music for me can play a vital role in enhancing the experience and here are, in my opinion, the 10 best scores of the year. When I say ‘score’ I refer to the non-diegetic score that has been composed … Continue reading

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2014 IN REVIEW – MY LOOK BACK AT THE YEAR IN CINEMA

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2014 has not overall been any worse or better than other year; like any other year, 2014 has had its fair share of good, bad and mediocre films. The main reason why I find that sometimes the feelings of each … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE FILM DEATHS OF SEAN BEAN

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Yorkshire’s Sean Bean has had a prolific career on both the big screen appearing in a diverse (i.e. some good and some really bad) range of films, but one thing that has remained consistent is that the characters he plays … Continue reading

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