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Gareth has written 39 articles for Nouse

The Inbetweeners Movie

This summer we join the nation’s favourite incompetent teenagers on their quest to Malia for “sex, booze, tits, sex, fanny, minge . . . sex, tits, booze and . . . sex”

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

What has consistently made the Planet of the Apes films so fascinating is of course the inclusion of apes. Not necessarily because they scream and shout and make other amusing guttural noises; or because they wield a supra-human strength and are capable of smashing shit up, but more due to the fact that they so closely resemble us human beings

Arrietty

Arrietty doesn’t represent the first time that the much loved Studio Ghibli has dabbled in the art of adaptation. Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo both finding their original source material in the work of established children’s authors

Senna

To refer to Asif Kapadia as the director of Senna is in many ways misleading. Leaving behind him a wealth of archive footage Senna can be said to have narrated his own life, and so Kapadia has not had to shoot a single frame of this movie

There’s nothing beautiful left to see

Guillem Morales talks to Gareth Davies about his latest film Julia’s Eyes

Win Win

Chubby, balding, and self-consciously geeky. Paul Giamatti may not be the most glamorous of film-stars; but in recent years he has proven himself to be one of the most accomplished

Cannes 2011: Sun Sea and …Anti-Semitism?

Winner of the coveted Palme d’Or this year is Terrence Malick’s long-awaited The Tree of Life, a movie which has garnered critical acclaim since its screening six days ago at the festival

13 Assassins

13 Assassins sees the notorious Takashi Miike moving in new directions, and embracing a form which seems in some ways more mature than the twisted yakuza dramas he is most well-known for

16mm: An Economy of Negatives?

As 16mm film is discontinued in the UK Gareth Davies looks at the fragile future of celluloid film, in an industry increasingly dominated by digital technologies

Cannes 2011: The Contenders

Today sees the launch of the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival. The festival, which runs for an eleven day period (from 11-22 May) opened with Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris

Citizen Kane: 70 Years On

Last week saw the seventy-year anniversary of the release of Citizen Kane. Gareth Davies looks at some of the formal aspects of the film which have helped seal its status as a work of cinematic genius

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

One might be forgiven for mistaking this for a Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie. Its very fabric oozes his trademark: a dense and crisp contrast which, rendered in a nostalgia-inducing sepia-tone, gives his movies a particularly gallic aesthetic