James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: Appetite for Armageddon

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Sep 18, 2009

Inspired by Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, James has been pondering natural disasters in the movies, and where Roland Emmerich fits in...

The James Clayton Column: How I learned to stop worrying thanks to the bomb

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Sep 10, 2009

As he catches up with The Hurt Locker, James wonders if it's time to enlist...

The James Clayton Column: District 9 and Alien Discrimination

District 9
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Aug 31, 2009

Aliens will probably come in peace...until the riot police turn up...

The James Clayton Column: Dance films to fill in the gaps

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Aug 27, 2009

With Alan Parker's musical being remade, James wonders if we should catch up with some other old musical favourites...

The James Clayton Column: Tarantino and Inglorious Independence

The famous Tarantino 'boot shot' gets another outing in Inglourious Basterds
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Aug 21, 2009

James marvels at Quentin Tarantino's determination to invade a new genre without sticking to its rules...

The James Clayton Column: Resurrecting the rock ‘n’ roll film

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Aug 14, 2009

James considers going to watch Bandslam, for a nanosecond, before wondering where the real music movies went...

The James Clayton Column: Alien Enterprises

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Aug 7, 2009

James wants the new Ridley Scott movie to tell us the truth about the real monster in the Alien franchise - 'The Company'...

The James Clayton Column: Hollywood Moon

Sam Rockwell in Moon
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Jul 30, 2009

James looks back on Hollywood's love-affair with Earth's lonely satellite...

The James Clayton Column: The Devil in the detail

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Jul 24, 2009

James catches up with Lars von Triers's Antichrist. But do titles and BBFC certificate explanations have a habit of spoiling the surprise, he wonders...?

The James Clayton Column: make it real, Mann-style

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Jul 17, 2009

James celebrates the might of Michael Mann's Public Enemies, with one or two spoilers if you've not seen the film...