James Luxford

James Luxford

James has been a professional film journalist and broadcaster for over a decade, writing for a number of outlets around the world. A film fan since they could crawl, they have an unhealthy devotion to the work of Quentin Tarantino, spends far too much on Blu-ray steelbooks, and sings badly to Lady Gaga songs while writing.

Spy Kids At 20: How It Redefined The Kid-Friendly Action Movie

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Spy Kids At 20: How It Redefined The Kid-Friendly Action Movie

20 years ago director Robert Rodriguez changed the game with the release of Spy Kids, bringing action and maturity to family friendly films.

2021-03-30 14:31:08By James Luxford

Hannibal At 20: Ridley Scott's Overlooked Sequel Deserves More Love

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Hannibal At 20: Ridley Scott's Overlooked Sequel Deserves More Love

Ridley Scott’s overlooked Silence Of The Lambs sequel Hannibal is an over‐the‐top treat 20 years on and therefore deserves more recognition.

2021-02-04 15:57:14By James Luxford

GoldenEye At 25: Why Brosnan’s Cold Debut Was A Turning Point For 007

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GoldenEye At 25: Why Brosnan’s Cold Debut Was A Turning Point For 007

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, we reflect on how GoldenEye was a turning point in the way the James Bond series would evolve.

2020-11-16 15:42:13By James Luxford

Zack Snyder's Justice League And What Makes A Great Director's Cut

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Zack Snyder's Justice League And What Makes A Great Director's Cut

With Zack Snyder's Justice League cut now confirmed, we look to Hollywood history to see if going back to the edit suite can revive a film's fortunes.

2020-07-22 15:35:41By James Luxford

Apollo 13 At 25: Tom Hanks And The Best Of Human Nature

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Apollo 13 At 25: Tom Hanks And The Best Of Human Nature

Tom Hanks represents the ideal, ordinary characters who possess the very best in human nature. The calm, stoic everyman that makes us believe we can overcome life's biggest trials.

2020-06-30 15:44:06By James Luxford