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A brief history of cinema practical effects, in 10 films

Nick Horton Feature Aug 13, 2015

From George Melies through to Peter Jackson and JJ Abrams' Star Wars film, the rise, fall and rise of practical effects explored...

10 great Hollywood directing hot streaks

Nick Horton Feature Aug 5, 2015

Pete Docter, Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Reiner and a bunch of other movie directors who went through a time where they could do no wrong...

Peter Harness interview: adapting Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Nick Horton Interview May 21, 2015

We chat to Peter Harness, writer of Doctor Who and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, currently airing on Sunday nights on BBC One...

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: the best UK fantasy in years

Nick Horton Feature May 11, 2015

Starting next Sunday on BBC One, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a genre-bending British drama worth getting very excited about...

Outlander: the historical romance sci-fi fans could love

Nick Horton Feature Mar 26, 2015

Here’s why sci-fi fans have something to look forward to in Ron D. Moore’s Outlander, arriving on Amazon Prime in the UK today…

Top 25 modern day uncredited movie roles

Nick Horton Feature Mar 6, 2015

Sometimes 30 seconds can steal the whole movie. Here are our most unforgettable movie cameos of modern times...

Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte interview: Walt Jr, Better Call Saul

Nick Horton Interview Dec 12, 2014

Now the dust has settled on Breaking Bad, Nick caught up with RJ Mitte to reflect on Walt Jr, Walter White and talk Statham...

51 brilliant independent cinemas in the UK

Nick Horton Feature Dec 5, 2014

Like your cinemas small, cosy, experimental, and smart? Try one of these: here are 51 excellent indie cinemas from around the UK.

Why Charlie Higson's The Enemy is the next zombie series you need to read

Nick Horton Feature Sep 29, 2014

Nick tells us why Charlie Higson's zombie horror series is properly scary, thrilling stuff...

Charlie Higson interview: The Enemy, zombies, writing horror

Nick Horton Interview Sep 29, 2014

Nick chatted to Young Bond and The Enemy novelist Charlie Higson about George A. Romero zombies, scaring kids, and more...

What can we expect from new BBC drama, The Last Kingdom?

Nick Horton Feature Jul 10, 2014

Nick talks us through Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom, soon to be a BBC Two TV series...

Jersey Boys review

Nick Horton Review Jun 18, 2014

Clint Eastwood takes on the story of The Four Seasons in the big screen take on Jersey Boys. Here's our review...

Joe Abercrombie interview: Half A King, writing, and younger audiences

Nick Horton Interview Jun 17, 2014

Nick catches up with fantasy author Joe Abercrombie to find out about his new book, and why your mum needs to read it...

Why Return Of The Jedi deserves more love

Nick Horton Feature May 19, 2014

The Empire Strikes Back is most people's favourite Star Wars movie, but Nick argues that Jedi deserves more of your affection

10 directors who remade their own films

Nick Horton Feature Apr 29, 2014

Remakes can reflect a different era, a different take on the same story; sometimes, even when they're made by the same person...

25 hidden subtexts in family movies

Nick Horton Odd List Apr 24, 2014

Family movies are just wholesome, innocent, politics-free entertainment, right? Well, no. Not at all, in fact...

Doctor Who: the mystery of series 5's exploding TARDIS

Nick Horton Feature Apr 30, 2013

Nick ponders the unanswered questions that arose from Doctor Who's series 5 finale: what caused the TARDIS to explode, and why?

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell coming to the BBC

Nick Horton News Nov 30, 2012

The BBC has announced an ambitious fantasy adaptation of Susanna Clarke's magnificent Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell...

Top 10 upcoming British directors

Nick Horton Top 10 Jun 3, 2012

Nick salutes ten of the most promising upcoming British film directors around today

Which blockbuster's trailers have shown you the most?

Nick Horton Feature Feb 1, 2012

Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, or Spider-Man: whose trailers have shown you the most so far?