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The future of intelligence: Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The future of intelligence: Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Sarah Ward February 24, 2011 0

In the hierarchy of Earthly intelligence, humanity reigns supreme. With the smarts of the animal kingdom considered inferior to those of homo sapiens due to our mastery of language (rightly or wrongly), for millennia

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32A (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 22, 2011 0

Given the prevalence of the coming of age narrative in film and television, it is sad to say that the story staple has become a cliché. Too often appropriated by comedies and mindless TV

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Ben X (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 21, 2011 0

The majority of the population may claim to have an awareness of autism, however few have gained their understanding from experience. With the neurodevelopmental disorder afflicting approximately 0.2% of the global population, most will

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Kalabush (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 13, 2011 0

The cinematic output of Cyprus may rank among the lesser known of international efforts, however the nation boasts a commitment to the medium nonetheless. From providing a location for foreign productions (Otto Preminger’s Exodus,

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Cherry Blossoms – Hanami (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 12, 2011 0

Coming to terms with terminal illness is a difficult experience, regardless of the details of the condition or the surrounding factors. As expected, the ordeal forms the basis of many film narratives, ranging from

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Man of many talents: Five memorable performances from James Franco

Man of many talents: Five memorable performances from James Franco

Sarah Ward February 10, 2011 0

With every movie-related news story referencing James Franco of late – including rumours of his role in Sam Raimi’s The Wizard Of Oz prequel Oz: The Great And Powerful, his impending directorial involvement of

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The Three Way Wedding (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 3, 2011 0

The inner workings of a relationship that involves more than two participants – either implicitly or explicitly – have regaled audiences for generations, with the more titillating titles amongst the canon certainly drawing a

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Under The Stars (Windows On Europe Film Festival 2011)

Sarah Ward February 1, 2011 0

In the standard cycle of human life, children are born, nurtured into adulthood by loving parents, and then leave the nest destined to return at a later date. Often, their absence is prolonged by

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