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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 2

Second and final part of Clothes on Film’s sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 1

First of Clothes on Film’s two part sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

A classy, very British affair. Continue reading

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Louise Bourgoin as Adèle Blanc-Sec: Feathers in Her Hat

Adèle Blanc-Sec’s world is akin to a fantasy Belle Époque; 1910s attire dotted among reanimated corpses and a dinosaur. Continue reading

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Arthur: Trailer No. 2. Brace Yourself

A second trailer for Arthur starring Russell Brand in a top hat has arrived. Can the film possibly be as likeable as this footage implies? Continue reading

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First Official Image: Sherlock Holmes 2

Sherlock Holmes 2 rounds out a week of costume reveals with this first official image. Continue reading

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First Trailer for Sherlock Holmes Online – No Deerstalker! No Mac Farlane!

Guy Ritchie is steering his Holmes away from the traditional, stuffier image of Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett. Continue reading