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Revisiting Mega-City One

It's sobering to realise I left the imaginary world of Judge Dredd and Mega-City One more than 30 years ago when, some time in 1982, I cancelled my subscription to the sci-fi comic 2000AD. Read more →

Two looks at Medusa

I'm delighted that the Edinburgh Filmhouse is running a season this and next month celebrating the work of the great special effects artist Ray Harryhausen, who died earlier this year. Read more →

The Man Who Fell to Earth, revisited

I've often thought that The Man Who Fell to Earth, which I saw at the Edinburgh Filmhouse a few days ago, should be my favourite film. All the elements are there. An intriguing story. A bold director. A perfectly cast, charismatic lead performance. Read more →

The Spirit of ‘45

A brief notice for The Spirit of '45, a fine new political documentary directed by Ken Loach, currently showing for a week or so at selected cinemas. I saw it at the Cameo Picturehouse in Edinburgh on Sunday, and it's currently on at the Filmhouse. Read more →

On murk and Mirkwood

Like many designers I've taken - a hopefully not too obsessive - interest in the curious debate concerning the unusually high frame rate applied to the new Hobbit film. Read more →

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