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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 [ ... ]

TheatricalPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
22/05/2011 | Nikki Baughan

Tides are turning... Has Jack Sparrow met his match? He’s in London, facing piracy charges, has no crew, no ship and – seemingly – no hope. But, of course, keeping Jack behind bars wouldn’t m [ ... ]

TheatricalThe Woman in Black (2012)
10/02/2012 | Nikki Baughan

Having relaunched in 2010 with the promise of delivering solid horror films for a modern audience, the output from the rebooted Hammer Films has been something of a mixed bag. While its inaugural rele [ ... ]

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

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

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 Monday, 13 February 2012 20:48

A few days ago I read and thoroughly enjoyed Film Critic Hulk’s wonderful list of reasons why he loves the movies over at Badass Digital. And earlier today I read Quint’s equally as fascinating list of his reasons why he has a passion for the cinema at Aint It Cool; a list he’d put together with the blessing of Film Critic Hulk of course. In fact, with both Quint and Film Critic Hulk encouraging us to think about and share our own reasons for loving the movies, I was inspired to do so myself.

Read more: Why I Love Movies

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Nikki's Bio

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 a reviewer for the student paper, Ripple, taking over as Film Editor in my final year.

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 Critics Circle, Women in Film and TV, Alliance of Women Film Journalists and British Society of Magazine Editors.

I am currently in the process of updating and streamlining Roll Credits; apologies for any out of date content and thank you for your patience!

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