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In <em>Flight</em> entertainment: exploring alcoholism in film and the ‘character’ of on-screen addiction

In Flight entertainment: exploring alcoholism in film and the ‘character’ of on-screen addiction

Luke Buckmaster February 3, 2013

A dramatic detour from veteran middle of the road director Robert Zemeckis leads to one of cinema's richest and most nuanced portrayals of a functioning alcoholic, thanks largely to a terrific performance from Denzel Washington.

The Book of Eli movie review: blood spangled bible bashing

Luke Buckmaster April 17, 2010 9 Comments

Directors The Hughes Brothers take on the bold and bizarre task of packaging a Christian parable in the form of a gung-ho apocalyptic action flick in The Book of Eli, the grim story of a vagabond who dedicates his life to lugging around a leather bound copy of a King James Bible and defending it […]