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Lucy: Review

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm0 comments
Lucy: Review

There is a scene towards the end of this film, in which Lucy tenderly holds her finger out to mankind’s earliest ancestor. In this moment we are expected to feel the connection between the humans of today and the prehistoric creatures that ultimately formed and created us. Honestly, I half […]

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Fight Club: Review

August 4, 2014 12:14 pm0 comments
Fight Club: Review

As a pack of burly, restless men roll their necks and crack their knuckles, Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durdren utters the immortal lines, “The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club…The second rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.” You […]

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Nymphomaniac: controversial, insightful and utterly enthralling

July 8, 2014 9:50 am1 comment
Nymphomaniac: controversial, insightful and utterly enthralling

An exquisitely shot pornographic montage, Nymphomaniac is the final installment in Lars Von Trier’s aptly named ‘Depression Trilogy.’ It offers us the story of self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who is discovered by mild mannered bachelor Seligman (Stellan Skarsgaard) whilst lying badly beaten in an alleyway. Seligman brings her back […]

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Books, Film and TV

June 26, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Books, Film and TV

In today’s world the absence of the popularity of the written word, as compared to the prominence of the visual media, is striking. As an avid reader myself, upon recommending a book to my friends, I often receive the response of  “oh, I don’t read” or something similar to “I […]

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Review: Maleficent (2014)

May 31, 2014 1:02 pm0 comments
Review: Maleficent (2014)

Needless to say, spoiler alert ahead for all those who have yet to see the film. Since seeing the first of the trailers for Maleficent a few months ago, I’ve been beyond excited to see the film. Strange, considering the fact that I found the original Sleeping Beauty film to […]

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The Quiet Ones – Review

April 25, 2014 10:25 am0 comments
The Quiet Ones – Review

Hammer Films rarely produce a horror film that isn’t that scary. The Quiet Ones is the execption to their rule. In a way, however, Hammer Films does succeed in making an okay-ish film, despite its inherent lack of truly ‘jumpy’ moments. Sporting the ‘based on a true story’ tagline that […]

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Under The Skin – A (spoiler free) Review

March 21, 2014 9:38 am0 comments
Under The Skin – A (spoiler free) Review

The divisive film of 2014 may have just been released. (We are only three months in after all). Jonathan Glazer’s third feature length film, after the Oscar nominated Sexy Beast in 2000 and Birth four years later, Under The Skin is adapted from the Michael Faber novel of the same name published 14 years ago and […]

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Biggest Blockbuster In Film History

March 18, 2014 9:42 am0 comments
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Biggest Blockbuster In Film History

Just when we thought we saw the end of the space opera franchise in May 2005 with the final prequel Revenge Of The Sith and George Lucas’ ‘retirement’ in 2011. However, that all changed in October 2012 following Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm for $4 billion and the quick announcement of a Star Wars: […]

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