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About Mike Barnard

I have always devoured information about films, and you couldn't keep me away from going to the movies. For me, there are few things better than feasting on its delightfully endless stream of trivia and personal opinion when I'm not in the cinema.

Author Archives: Mike Barnard

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

October 30th, 2015 | by Mike Barnard

J.J. Abrams is the man Hollywood turns to when blockbuster franchises need a refresh. His solid Mission: Impossible III brought


October 29th, 2015 | by Mike Barnard

Four films into his James Bond career and Daniel Craig might want to cut his losses. After the nostalgia-fuelled Skyfall

Pacific Rim

November 19th, 2013 | by Mike Barnard

Guillermo del Toro proved himself master of the imagination with the fantasy drama of Pan’s Labyrinth and the comic book adaptations


November 5th, 2013 | by Mike Barnard

Surely there are Oscar nominations for all involved, and Gravity is set to be a classic. See it in the cinema, and see it in 3D - there's been nothing like it before

Total Recall (1990)

July 16th, 2012 | by Mike Barnard

While Colin Farrell and Len Wiseman sweat over how their version of Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi short story “We Can

The Amazing Spider-man

July 3rd, 2012 | by Mike Barnard

Yes, it’s just five years since Sam Raimi concluded his trilogy of Spider-man movies, so you might expect this reboot

A Dangerous Method

February 10th, 2012 | by Mike Barnard

David Cronenberg has made a journey from the body horror of exploding heads and mutant powers via seedy underworlds to

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