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Neil Davey

Neil Davey is a freelance writer who specialises in things you can do sitting down, such as travelling, eating, drinking, watching films, interviewing famous people and playing video games. (And catching the occasional salmon.) Neil is the author of two Bluffer's Guides (Chocolate, and Food, both of which make lovely presents, ahem), and, along with Stuart O'Connor, is a co-founder of Screenjabber. Neil also writes / has written for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Square Mile, Delicious Magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine, Foodism, Escapism, Hello! and Square Meal.
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Curse of the Golden Flower

What’s the old line? Never mind the quality, feel the width? For Zhang Yimou, the man behind martial art — with the emphasis on art — epics such as Hero...

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Miami Vice

When an informant’s family ends up being relieved of their lives, the FBI sends Miami poilice officers Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs undercover in an attempt to root out the...

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Sunshine

Oh Danny Boyle. A dazzling debut in Shallow Grave. A superb follow-up with Trainspotting. And then a downward spiral of quite alarming rapidity with A Life Less Ordinary (which was,...

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Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory sees Will Ferrell do for ice-skating what he did for newsreaders in Anchorman. And racing drivers in Talladega Nights. And elves in... well, you get the point.

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The Messengers

Like Sunshine, The Messengers starts with great promise before falling apart at the end. If anything, the ending is even more disappointing than Danny Boyle’s overblown epic: you kind of...

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Mr Bean’s Holiday

I confess I was looking forward to this about as much as root canal work. Mr Bean started out in 1990 as a clever idea and quickly turned into a...