NEW MEDIA CHOICE: Film Unlimited

My name is Tim and I’m a cineholic. I know, it’s a terrible admission, but I’m getting help.

My name is Tim and I’m a cineholic. I know, it’s a terrible

admission, but I’m getting help.

The first step was removing IMDB (the Internet Movie Database) from my

Nokia communicator. That meant I could no longer bring dinner parties to

a halt, while I settled an argument over the second assistant director

on Bullitt over the net.

The second was discovering Film Unlimited from the always impressive

Guardian Online stable, which keeps me continually up-to-date with the

world of film.

There is no substitute for compelling content on the web, so The

Guardian would have done well if it had simply regurgitated old-media


But this doesn’t look or feel like a cynical, content-stretching


Guardian Online products have a cool, cohesive look, and really use the

benefits of the medium with excellent search facilities. My personal

favourite is an ability to check out local cinemas by postcode.

If you do find yourself stuck for dinner party conversation, there is a

full archive of Guardian movie reviews, searchable by title. A quick

pre-prandial surf now guarantees instant credibility.

The ’Now Showing’ section searches an A-Z of all films currently showing

in Britain, so if you just have to see a 35mm print of Visconti’s

Ossessione tonight, you’ll know that you have to get to the repertory

cinema in Nuneaton.

Site: Film Unlimited



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