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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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INTERVIEW The Heartbreak Kid

There's something about MichelleBy Neil Davey‘He’s lying about me.’ Michelle Monaghan announces her presence with a dig at director Peter Farrelly.

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Dreadful

The Heartbreak Kid

Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something about Mary are consistently voted as two of the funniest comedies ever.

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Great

The Kingdom

If there’s one flaw plaguing The Kingdom, it’s that it tries to be all things to all people. OK, maybe not all things as it definitely doesn’t try the romance angle.

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INTERVIEW Daywatch director Timur Bekmambetov

From Russia, with cultFormer commercial director Timur Bekmambetov, 46, first made his impact on Russia’s growing film world with 1994’s Peshawar Waltz, a micro-budgeted drama made for less than $60,000.

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Great

Day Watch

Embarrassed by the breakdown in relations between the British and Russian governments? Day Watch might just provide an opportunity to show some sort of solidarity with ordinary Russians.

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Poor

Hatchet

Writing a review for Hatchet is almost pointless. Devotees of the horror genre will see this no matter what the critics say.

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Good

Feast of Love

Seen through the eyes of professor and writer Harry Stevenson (Freeman), this is the story of a small town woven together by happy accidents, desperate tragedies, and of course love...

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Great

The Ramones: It's Alive 1974-1996 (DVD)

From early scratchily-taped performances at legendary venue CBGBs, to playing on British stalwart pop shows like The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pop, this is a fantastic...

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INTERVIEW In The Hands Of The Gods

In the Hands of the Gods, a low-budget documentary following five freestyle footballers journey across the Americas to meet their hero Diego Maradona, made a splash at the Cannes film...

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INTERVIEW Kenny

A working man with real class Meet Kenny Smyth, a humble Melbourne plumber who has been flushed ... sorry, thrust ...