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Lost Classic: Three Wishes for Cinderella (Václav Vorlíček, 1973)

The story of Cinderella has been adapted countless times, from the iconic Disney animation to Kenneth Branagh’s recent live action take. One less well-known adaptation is Three Wishes for Cinderella, a Czech-German co-production regarded in Central Europe as a Christmas classic. Václav Vorlícek’s film gives a different take on Cinderella to what we’re used to. […]

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Thousand Words: Yuletide Dread – The Paradoxical Pleasures of ‘Holiday Horror’ Cinema

As the bell chimes midnight on October 31st, the ghoulish period adored by so many horror aficionados ends and the countdown to Halloween’s antithesis – Christmas time – begins. Christmas-themed films have produced some globally admired and iconic pieces of cinema over the years, from classics such as It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) and Miracle […]

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Film Posters Competition: The Winner Is…

Thank you to all the readers who entered our recent competition. The winner of the three festive film posters, provided by Park Circus films, is Chris Payne, who had this to say about his favourite Christmas film, The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992): Who doesn’t love The Muppets? Jim Henson’s decision to cast them in Charles […]

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Competition: Win Christmas Film Posters!

In partnership with Park Circus films, we’re giving away three exclusive posters for festive films that have become as synonymous with the Christmas season as Santa Claus or injuries at a black Friday sale. The holiday wouldn’t be complete without a cosy revisiting of Frank Capra’s 1946 gem It’s A Wonderful Life, Brian Henson’s mischievous rehash The […]