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More Monsters Coming Over The Hill

The film festival at Cannes has begun, a time when the movers and shakers in the industry get together, and much dealing is done. The first really interesting news, to me at least, is that a sequel to Gareth Edward’s Monsters, one of Fluent in Film’s top ten films of 2010, is on the horizon. The article is here at Total Film, but not a great deal of information is known a this time as the project is still in its infancy. Based on what little we do know, however, it sounds like it is going to be less of a sequel per se, and more of a separate story told in the same universe. Continue reading
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DVD Review – Monsters

Nearly two years ago a relatively low budget sci-fi action movie became the surprise hit of the summer. Mixing political allegory with thrilling action and a refreshing amount of comedy, District 9 made a massive impact. So massive, in fact, that just over a year later we saw a couple of films with alien visitors and even lower budgets appear to try to emulate its success. Continue reading

Fluent in Film’s Top Ten Films of 2010

What better way to kick off a new movie blog than a look back at the best films from the last 12 months? I remember compiling my best of 2009 list, and feeling that there really hadn’t been that many great films in the preceding 12 months. This was reflected in the fact that i struggled to come up with ten that deserved to be on such a list. This past year has been an improvement at least, as i found myself having to whittle downwards from a list of 15.

Just to be clear, my criteria for eligibility in this list is a 2010 UK theatre release date, meaning that Oscar hopefuls such as Black Swan, 127 Hours and The Fighter are not eligible even if i had seen them. I haven’t of course seen every film released this year, so if some of your favourites are missing it doesn’t necessarily mean that they didn’t make the cut, i may just not have caught them yet. Continue reading