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DVDThe Walking Dead (DVD)
17/05/2011 | Nikki Baughan

I'm a survivor... The living dead have been a mainstay of horror cinema for decades. Now they maraud onto the small screen in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman, T [ ... ]


TheatricalThe Double (2013)
29/07/2014 | Nikki Baughan

British actor turned director Richard Ayoade follows up his sublime debut Submarine with the altogether different – but equally as excellent – The Double. His adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1 [ ... ]


TheatricalPrince Avalanche (2013)
27/07/2014 | Nikki Baughan

Rural Texas, 1988. Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch) are spending the summer working to restore a country highway that has been decimated by wildfire. As they spend [ ... ]


Written by Nikki Baughan Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:04
Theatrical

British actor turned director Richard Ayoade follows up his sublime debut Submarine with the altogether different – but equally as excellent – The Double. His adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella, co-written with Avi Korine swaps the bleak suburbs of Swansea for the anonymous streets of small town USA and, while protagonist Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) may suffer from the same lack of confidence as Submarine’s Oliver (Craig Roberts, who appears here in cameo), this literal identity crisis is less coming of age social comedy and more dystopian neo-noir.

Read more: The Double (2013)

Written by Nikki Baughan Tuesday, 29 July 2014 18:34
Theatrical

Just as he did with the Samurai genre in 1999’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, writer/director Jim Jarmusch now gives us an entirely different perspective on the vampire movie. A sparkling script and charismatic cast injects a new burst of life into a genre that’s become pallid and toothless thanks to blood-sucking franchises and adolescent fantasies and, together with Neil Marshall’s recent Byzantium, resurrects the vampire as an entirely adult anti-hero.

Read more: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Written by Nikki Baughan Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:00
Theatrical

In shadowy close-up, alone on a smoky club stage in 1960s New York City, the titular Mr Davis (Oscar Isaac) sings a plaintive version of Dave Van Ronk’s ‘Hang Me, Oh Hang Me’. Accompanied only by his guitar, his stunning voice soars over the melancholy lyrics, emotion etched into his face.It’s a haunting, intimate and powerful on-screen introduction, and effortlessly sets the scene for a remarkable film that is both amusing character study and profound treatise about unrealised ambition, the cruel nature of fate and the omnipresent possibility of failure.

Read more: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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I have been writing about international film for various print and online publications for the past decade, and currently edit film industry mag movieScope.

I have loved films ever since I saw Gone With the Wind on TV one Sunday morning, and while studying cinema at Leicester University I became became the film editor for the student paper,The Ripple.

After graduating I got a job at the UK's longest running movie mag Film Review where I worked my way up from producation assistant to becoming the first female editor in its history. I have written about film and culture for a variety of magazines and websites, including BBC Online, Little White Lies, Filmstar and Kodak's In Camera, and am a member of the London Film Critics Circle, Women in Film and TV, Alliance of Women Film Journalists and British Society of Magazine Editors.

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