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The James Clayton Column: picture the post-human future

James Clayton Feature Apr 25, 2014

The arrival of Transcendence leaves James pondering AI computers in the movies and our post-human future...

The James Clayton Column: You need The Raid 2, you need violent films

James Clayton Feature Apr 11, 2014

With The Raid 2 arriving in UK cinemas too, James wants a word about violent movies...

The James Clayton Column: The Biblical blockbuster comeback?

James Clayton Feature Apr 4, 2014

As Noah arrives in cinemas, and with Ridley Scott's Exodus around the corner, James ponders the return of the biblical epic...

The James Clayton Column: 10 great things about The Muppets movie

James Clayton Feature Mar 28, 2014

As its sequel makes its debut in UK cinemas, James looks back at the 2011 The Muppets movie...

The James Clayton Column: Questions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future

James Clayton Feature Mar 21, 2014

As Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives, James considers the future phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe...

The James Clayton Column: Sci-fi dread and the meaning of life

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James Clayton Feature Mar 14, 2014

With Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem out today, James ponders the meaning of life and the movies...

The James Clayton Column: Wes Anderson and auteurs with an identity

James Clayton Feature Mar 7, 2014

As The Grand Budapest Hotel arrives in cinemas, James dreams of a world fabricated by Wes Anderson...

The James Clayton Column:The 2014 Oscars oracle

James Clayton Feature Feb 28, 2014

With the glamour of the Oscars just around the corner, James resorts to occult methods in order to divine the winners...

The James Clayton Column: the mystery editors

James Clayton Feature Feb 21, 2014

Editors are a vital yet oft-overlooked part of filmmaking. James takes a closer look at the work of these mystery craftspeople...

The James Clayton Column: Valentine's Day, Her and 21st century techno-love

James Clayton Feature Feb 14, 2014

With Her out on Valentines Day, James considers the topic of romance in the movies, and love in the techno-savvy 21st century...

The James Clayton Column: Sci-fi films ready for a remake

James Clayton Feature Feb 7, 2014

With the new RoboCop out now, James considers some sci-fi films that might, just might, benefit from an imaginative remake...

The James Clayton Column: Why, Frankenstein?

James Clayton Feature Jan 31, 2014

The arrival of I, Frankenstein leaves James pondering the enduring phenomenon of Mary Shelley's seminal creation...

The James Clayton Column: Can the Coens make me love cats?

James Clayton Feature Jan 24, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis leaves James pondering the role of cats in films, and whether the Coens can make him learn to love the furry moggies...

The James Clayton Column: Martin Scorsese's antiheroes

James Clayton Feature Jan 17, 2014

In the wake of The Wolf Of Wall Street, James considers the compelling antiheroes of Martin Scorsese's movies...

The James Clayton Column: The serious & sombre movie season guide

James Clayton Feature Jan 10, 2014

The new year brings with it a wave of sombre dramas. James provides a solemn guide to these serious movies...

The James Clayton Column: My 2013 Christmas gift wishlist

James Clayton Feature Dec 20, 2013

As the season of Yule approaches, James lists the film-related gadgets he'd love for Christmas...

The James Clayton Column: Little Hobbits and long movies

James Clayton Feature Dec 13, 2013

The arrival of Peter Jackson's latest Hobbit film leaves James thinking about long movies, and argues that they're not always a bad thing...

The James Clayton Column: We need these sequels

James Clayton Feature Dec 6, 2013

This week, James considers the impact of film sequels, and comes up with a few he'd like to see himself. Robot & Frank Rises, anyone?

The James Clayton Column: Saving Mr Banks, saving your childhood

James Clayton Feature Nov 29, 2013

As Disney's Saving Mr Banks arrives in UK cinemas, James explains why calculatedly sentimental films aren't necessarily a bad thing...

The James Clayton Column: J-Law versus J-Law

James Clayton Feature Nov 22, 2013

With Dom Hemingway and Catching Fire in cinemas, James pits their J-Law stars, Jude Law and Jennifer Lawrence, in a virtual deathmatch...

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