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  1. Shake Down

    Friday 30 May 2014, 12:36

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Mark Kermode on the cinema innovation of D-Box shaking seats.

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  2. Fifty Years Of Film

    Friday 19 July 2013, 16:23

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I turned fifty this year and next Saturday there's a documentary on 5 live charting the way the cinema has changed during my lifetime. What are your first memories of the silver screen?

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  3. Film Club - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14:37

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    The second Kermode Uncut Film Club choice is David Lynch's magnificent 1992 horror movie. Watch this introduction and let me know what you think of the film.

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  • Iron Sky Is Here!

    Friday 25 May 2012, 11:43

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I've been following the progress of the Nazis on the moon movie Iron Sky for years. It has finally arrived in UK cinemas - or has it?

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  • The Great Trailer Debate

    Friday 18 May 2012, 13:27

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I posted recently saying how much I hated long excerpts from films being used in marketing campaigns. This seems to have touched a nerve - here are some of your responses.

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  • Then and Now

    Friday 30 March 2012, 13:23

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I've been checking out some of the beautiful historic cinemas in Memphis and thinking about a recent news story saying ticket prices are set to rise to subsidise the costs of 3D. You can imagine my reaction...

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  • The Tracks of Your Tears

    Friday 20 January 2012, 17:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    When I asked you to tell me about the films that make you cry and why I never expected such a huge response. Here I pick out some of the most eye-watering examples...

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  • The Film That Changed My Life

    Friday 16 December 2011, 10:13

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Blogging about Mark Cousins' documentary The First Movie made me think about the experience that made me fall in love with cinema. In my case it was Krakatoa East Of Java - but what was the film you remember seeing that changed everything.

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  • Projecting The Future

    Friday 9 September 2011, 13:25

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I'm very preoccupied lately by the fate of projectionists in the digital age and what that means for modern cinema. Here I recount some recent frustrating experiences with the new technology of film.
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  • Twisting My Words

    Friday 22 July 2011, 20:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    There was a story in The Irish Times recently about a DVD cover that misused a review by me to sell a film as hilarious when I had actually found it pretty unfunny.
    It's happened to lots of critics and here I give you a few other examples of cheeky selective quotation.

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  • In the Realm of James Ferman

    Friday 21 August 2009, 13:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    An Oshima retrospective at the BFI recalls a revealing story about the true nature of film censorship in the UK, in this instance concerning the Japanese master's most famous and notorious masterpiece, Ai No Corrida AKA In the Realm of the Senses.

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  • The Pirate of Cropredy

    Tuesday 18 August 2009, 17:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    So here I am at the delightful Cropredy Festival having a wonderful relaxed time among a crowd of happy, easy-going people when my eye catches something that reminds me of some very bad news. Pirate news. Pirates of the Caribbean news. Pirate of the Caribbean news with a bitter and ruthless twist.

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  • The Boorman/Tarantino Nexus

    Friday 14 August 2009, 15:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Left to its own devices the Kermode Uncut blog recombined the Boorman and Tarantino items to generate an explosion of energetic, elevated and enterprising discussion to which I am here delighted to alert you.

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  • The Tarantino Situation

    Monday 10 August 2009, 19:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Everyone knows his name, everyone knows he's the ultimate fanboy turned auteur. So why has this Inglourious Basterd never again scaled the creative heights of his early oeuvre? Why has everything he's made since looked, well, rather shoddy by comparison?

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  • John Boorman: an exorcism

    Tuesday 4 August 2009, 12:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Perusing your comments I came across a request to explain my antipathy toward John Boorman, the director behind such brilliant movies as Hell in the Pacific, Point Blank and Deliverance. Yeah. And Exorcist II: The Heretic, the Worst-Film-Ever-Made. Starting to make sense? Anyway, it occurred to me that...

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  • A Dodge Brothers Movie Tribute

    Tuesday 21 July 2009, 15:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    After last year's homage de skiffle to George Lucas's animated Star Wars outing, The Clone Wars, my fellow Dodge Brothers and I have found the courage to try another summer spectacular: the Alexander Courage, in fact.

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  • Can movies still cause a moral panic?

    Monday 15 June 2009, 14:30

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Horror movies Child's Play, Severance, the Evil Dead, video games such as Grand Theft Auto, and even old action movies like Die Hard and the Towering Inferno can be identified as potential triggers for properly anti-social behaviour and worse... at least according to your blogs this week they all can...

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  • Silent Movie Special

    Friday 12 June 2009, 13:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    With my band The Dodge Brothers I recently got to play along to a live screening of a silent movie. With us was Neil Brand, whose mellifluous skills as a silent movie accompanist have been widely celebrated by Paul Merton among others, and a jolly and rather revelatory time was had by all.

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  • Online Movie Piracy: Sorted, no problem

    Friday 24 April 2009, 17:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is one side of the coin, Brit indie horrorfest Mum and Dad another, and Monsters versus Aliens is yet another (because it's a 3d coin). But who is really to blame for online movie piracy? Allow me to explain...

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  • Another encounter with Werner Herzog

    Monday 20 April 2009, 12:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Encounters at the End of the World were followed by a reassuringly icy blast of weltschmertz at the National Film Theatre.

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