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A Peep inside Amber Jane Butchart’s Fashion Miscellany

Recently we were fortunate enough to get our hands on Amber Jane Butchart’s new book, her ‘Fashion Miscellany’, which has just been published by The IIex Press. If you don’t already know, Amber is a contributor to Clothes on Film … Continue reading

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FilmCraft: Costume Design – A New Book by Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Not the only book you should buy about costume design, but probably the best. Continue reading

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Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Gripping entertainment with subtext on everything from ethnicity to hierarchal costume. Continue reading

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Review: Norwegian Wood

Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times. Continue reading

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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Jack Sparrow has finally become the irritating wiseass who just won’t leave the party. Continue reading

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Review: Black Swan

A ferocious work from a filmmaker at the height of his game, Black Swan is an incredibly satisfying piece of cinema. Continue reading