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Anne Billson

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Bio
Anne is a writer and photographer. Her books include three horror novels, Suckers, Stiff Lips and The Ex, and monographs on The Thing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was the film critic of the Sunday Telegraph from 1993 to 2001 and now writes a regular column on cinema for the Guardian. She lives in Paris.

Articles By Anne Billson

Adèle Blanc-Sec

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Wake Wood

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2010: A Film Odyssey

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My Afternoons with Margueritte

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Let Me In

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Gainsbourg

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Bluebeard

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The Twilight Saga - Eclipse

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DVD: Red Sun

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Black Death

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Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec

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Océans

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A Prophet

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The Road

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The Box

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The Twilight Saga - New Moon

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