What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? Wild Review

March 17, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? Wild Review

Translating Cheryl Strayed’s 2013 sort-of memoir Wild: From lost To Found On The Pacific West Trail to the screen must have been a daunting task for everybody involved; it really isn’t a text that seems like fertile ground for cinematic reinvention, it’s not crying out to be displayed on the […]

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What Went Wrong (WWW): TV Series (Part 1)

March 10, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
What Went Wrong (WWW): TV Series (Part 1)

We all know that it’s not easy to write a TV show. Even writers of successful shows like Lost and Eureka will probably admit that it’s not easy to write a good script. But when it comes to TV Series, it’s not just about writing a good story; it’s about […]

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The Best Film You Missed Last Year: Snowpiercer

February 26, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Best Film You Missed Last Year: Snowpiercer

  Beware! Spoilers Ahead! It is unlikely many will have managed to catch Snowpiercer due to a disagreement between director Bong Joon-ho and The Weinstein Company which resulted in a minimal release for the film. This is made all the more unfortunate due to the fact that, in my opinion,  Snowpiercer is […]

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Birdman Review: Dark Laughs in Theatre of Broken Dreams

February 22, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
Birdman Review: Dark Laughs in Theatre of Broken Dreams

The tale of a faded  star swimming desperately against the tide of age and anonymity is depicted to innovative effect in Iñárritu’s brilliantly bizarre  Birdman. Set backstage in a Broadway theatre that appears like a labyrinth of disorder,  we see Keaton’s Riggan Thompson troubled soul (and body) laid starkly bare in […]

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Film Review – American Sniper (2015)

February 2, 2015 3:11 pm0 comments
Film Review – American Sniper (2015)

Seth Rogen made quite an interesting point about Clint Eastwood’s new film on Twitter the other day: “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.”  The movie he’s referring to in Tarantino’s World War 2 opera is Joseph Goebbel’s Nazi propaganda film […]

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Review of The Imitation Game

January 27, 2015 3:42 pm0 comments
Review of The Imitation Game

The first words to be heard in this film is the character of Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, asking “are you paying attention? You will listen closely and you will not judge me until I am finished.” These lines are as much directed at the audience as they are […]

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

January 6, 2015 3:41 pm1 comment
Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

Eleven years on and once again we find ourselves saying goodbye to Middle Earth.  How quickly it’s all over, too; from the excitement of the first announcement through to the commencement of production, the first trailer and then finally seeing the film, it’s all been like an elongated version of the […]

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Netflix’s Top 5 Shows

January 5, 2015 5:15 pm0 comments
Netflix’s Top 5 Shows

Being a student, I’ve watched quite a bit of Netflix. Especially now I’m not a student after dropping out of Uni and currently unemployed (I’m trying, honest). I’m pretty sure Netflix has been my life support for the last few weeks and over the last 6 months it has saved […]

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