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Stuart OConnor

Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.
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Ghost Rider

Based on a Marvel character — nope, relax, we’d never heard of it either — Ghost Rider is the latest comic book character to make it to the big screen.

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The Oscars

With all the predictability of English sporting defeats, Dame Helen Mirren triumphed at the Oscars last night.

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Preview: Oscars 2007

It’s that time of year again although, given the sheer number of awards already doled out — most of them to Helen Mirren — one wonders if the Oscars have...

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Letters from Iwo Jima

After the mixed bag of Flags of Our Fathers – intriguing but soulless – the idea of a ‘sequel’, to make Clint Eastwood’s study of Iwo Jima something of a...

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is a worthy film. You can tell this by the subject matter: a fictionalised account of the forming of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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School For Scoundrels

Despite the name and the similar central premise, this updated School For Scoundrels bears about as much similarity to the original 1960 movie as Russell Brand does to a comedian.

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Shivering Isles

If you’ve only just broken an addiction to the astonishing Oblivion, you might not be terribly pleased to hear that an expansion pack is just around the corner just waiting...

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Hot Fuzz

While it sounds like a slightly bizarre porn movie Hot Fuzz is, of course, the follow-up film from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the creative force behind sit-com Spaced and...

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The Science of Sleep

After the playfully love-it-or-hate-it nature of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry returns… with another playfully love-it-or-hate-it film.