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Prince Caspian: a Fulcrum Film Review

The Chronicles of Narnia (PG) A Fulcrum Film Review by Christopher Took Prince Caspian is the fourth (in reading order) of The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis, but it is the second film to be made, following on from the success of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Overall, the film is […]




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The Golden Compass – Film Review

Well it’s here at last. The film of the first book of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. So it is worth seeing? Will it destroy the faith of the nation? Is this another successful blow from the atheists in our midst? Possibly. No. Not really. On the whole the film is enjoyable and a […]




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The Passion of the Christ

published in The Guardian Friday 19 March 2004 Mel Gibson doesn’t do reticence. The face of Christ is in your face. In the New Testament, the gospel writers narrate the crucifixion with admirable restraint and economy of words – what is surprising, in their accounts, is the very lack of gory detail. Here, perhaps, we […]




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Man Dancin’

Review of the Norman Stone film which combines many levels of allegory in a gritty, contemporary story. Starring Alex Ferns, Tom Georgeson, Kenneth Cranham, James Cosmo and Jenny Foulds Certificate 15 [Contains drug use and strong violence] Reviewed by Christopher Took While we are waiting for The Passion of the Christ to be released, I […]




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