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Film review: Renfield

Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula has been terrifying cinema audiences for just over a century across many different forms, from Bela Lugosi’s 1931 pre-Code portrayal to Gary Oldman’s gothic turn in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 adaptation of the novel. The latest to don the collared cloak on the big screen is Nicolas Cage in Renfield, a comedy horror that centres around the vampire’s dutiful familiar come henchman.

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Film review: Standing Up, Falling Down

Much beloved actor Billy Crystal is best known for his delightful performances in classic romantic comedies, but he started out his career as a stand-up comedian. He makes a return to this area in Matt Ratner’s directorial debut Standing Up, Falling Down. The plot centres around down-on-his-luck jokesmith Scott (Ben Schwartz) who, after an unsuccessful stint attempting to ‘make it’ in on the LA circuit, moves back in with his parents in his hometown. At a local bar, he bumps into his dermatologist Marty (Crystal) who appears to have a drinking problem, and the pair strike up an unlikely friendship.

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