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welcome. a blog by cinema lovers, for cinema lovers. spotlight team “The camera lies all the time; lies 24 frames/second” –Brian De Palma

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What Successful Cinemas are Doing Right

Cinema attendance levels may be flattening out in the United States and Europe, but innovative cinema chains are developing methods to keep revenue growing. Unfortunately, in today’s era, simply screening the latest blockbuster is no longer a reliant way to […]

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Secret Cinema and Distribution

Secret Cinema is a truly unforgettable experience where you can experience Middle America in the 50s or heaven forbid; a planet far far away. But what can film distributors large and small learn from the zeitgeist our friends in Secret […]

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The Horror Genre is Thriving and I’m Conflicted

Horror is one of the most underappreciated genres in film. Up until the 1960s, it was difficult to find a horror film that didn’t fall under the ‘B-Movies’ category, as it was a long time before anyone took them seriously. […]

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What Cinemas can learn from the rise of Netflix

There’s no debate- when a must see movie is released, attending a cinema provides the best viewing experience. Why? Because online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime cannot replicate the cinema’s booming sounds, towering screen, and most importantly, the […]

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Why Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is set up for success

Why Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is set up for success “You have 400,000 men- the entire British army – trapped on the beach at Dunkirk. Their backs to the sea, home is only 26 miles away and it’s impossible to get […]

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Some Film Events not to Miss this Weekend

That’s it – it’s officially over, we’ve had our week of summer and being outside, but quite inevitably the rain has returned and is looking set to take over the rest of the weekend. But luckily making indoor plans is […]

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Our Favourite Films of 2017 So Far…

2017 is absolutely knocking it out of the park in film so far, and we’re not even halfway through the year yet. So we want to mark some of our favourites before we become overwhelmed by summer blockbusters and forget […]

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Our Favourite Irish Films

In honour of our national holiday, with thought it only right that we pay tribute to some of our favourite Irish films. Irish film has had one hell of a renaissance of sorts in recent years, so the favourite classics […]

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Some things you may have missed at the Oscars this year…

Needless to say, as seems to be the running theme of 2017 so far, the Oscars was loud this year. Filled with political statements big and small, gargantuan mess-ups, which are leading some to believe that we are definitely living […]

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