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What exactly am I, Robot?
Chris Wearmouth, 13 August 2004
Just what is Hollywood’s problem with artificial intelligence? One reporter investigates why filmakers are so sceptical about our future alongside technology…
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Fahrenheit 9/11: Disney's loss, Democrats' gain
Chris Wearmouth, 9 July 2004
Michael Moore’s latest documentary shoots fish in a barrel. It’s just a pity the big fry escape through the holes in the bottom…
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Matrix 3: No real Revolution
Dean Murray, 30 November 2003
Did the Matrix's grand finale have any revolutionary surprises after all? Technically brilliant, the much-hyped movie fails to deliver on plot and substance.
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The Italian Job is best British film
Greig Cameron, 25 September 2003
Just as the re-make arrives, the original Italian Job has been voted the best British film of all time.
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New Batman is Bateman
Greig Cameron, 24 September 2003
The long search for a new actor to play Batman in the next feature film about the caped crusader is finally over.
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Rise of the machines
Claire Munro, 17 August 2003
Should the digitally-enhanced sword be mightier than the pen in the creation of good cinema? Claire Munro considers…
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Edinburgh Film Festival worth the wait
Greig Cameron, 10 July 2003
The official launch of the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival didn’t go off quite as smoothly as was planned…
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Matrix Reloaded is a virtual masterpiece
Dean Murray, 23 June 2003
The ratio of lazy sequels to masterpiece originals seems to be grow year on year, but thankfully this film is not just louder explosions and prettier effects…
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28 days too late
Steven Corbett, 8 June 2003
The concept of 28 Days Later, not to mention its top-ranking production team should have guaranteed a cracking watch, but product placement overkill, poor direction and unwarranted gore ruined it for this reviewer…
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