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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 [ ... ]


TheatricalSin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
28/08/2014 | Nikki Baughan

A decade after Robert Rodriguez teamed up with graphic novelist Frank Miller to bring Miller’s celebrated Sin City to jaw-dropping life, their follow-up navigates the same schlocky, sweaty, super-st [ ... ]


DVDAll Cheerleaders Die (DVD)
28/08/2014 | Nikki Baughan

Gender politics has always been at the beating heart of horror. While it could be argued that cinema as a whole is preoccupied with the white male experience, no other genre gouges such an indelible g [ ... ]


Written by Nikki Baughan Thursday, 29 January 2015 14:50
Theatrical

Screenwriter Alex Garland has penned some excellent works of modern fantasy cinema, including 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, and stays firmly in the science fiction realm with his directorial debut. Here, he explores the consequences of truly successful artificial intelligence not with bombastic, apocalyptic effects or high-minded science but, ostensibly, through the prism of human emotion. His futuristic vision is no less ominous for its relatively low-key approach but, disappointingly, falls back on genre cliches and a tired depiction of gender relations.

Read more: Ex_Machina (2015)

Written by Nikki Baughan Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:57
DVD

Gender politics has always been at the beating heart of horror. While it could be argued that cinema as a whole is preoccupied with the white male experience, no other genre gouges such an indelible gender divide. Scary movies usually embrace the tired tropes of man as predator, woman as victim, or make a point of subverting or satirising them. The problem with All Cheerleaders Die is that it has an uneasy foot in both camps.

Read more: All Cheerleaders Die (DVD)

Written by Nikki Baughan Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:18
Theatrical

A decade after Robert Rodriguez teamed up with graphic novelist Frank Miller to bring Miller’s celebrated Sin City to jaw-dropping life, their follow-up navigates the same schlocky, sweaty, super-stylised path of bloody crime and bloodier retribution.

Read more: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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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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