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Dunkirk Review – You’ll Watch Them Fight on the Beaches, on the Seas and Oceans, in the Air and in the Streets, and You’ll Never Surrender your Riveted Attention Whilst Doing So

Christopher Nolan. A name synonymous with an intellectual cinema, an emphasis on practicality and a desire to push the boundaries of what contemporary filmmaking could and should accomplish. With a […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – With Great Power, Comes Great Creative Control, In A Film That Isn’t Quite as Marvellous as Kevin Feige Thinks

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige achieved what seemed the impossible last year: he retained a share in the rights to Spider-Man, Marvel’s most popular superhero, who’d been in the profit-hungry claws […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes Review – A Fitting Conclusion, An Emotional Rollercoaster and a Showcase for the Supreme Talents of one Andy Serkis

The third movie is always a difficult beast. How to cap off a trilogy? Finalise the narrative? Bring the character’s arc full circle? It’s a challenging prospect and has many […]

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It Comes At Night review – This Taut, Psychological Thriller creates a Nightmarish Vision of our Possible, Paranoid and Dehumanised Future

With trends bleeding their way into the cinema and bringing in audiences by the drove, one such trend is the Post-Apocalyptic sub-genre. With the television series The Walking Dead and […]

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Baby Driver Review – A Real Change of Cinematic Gears for Edgar Wright, and what a Blissful Symphony it is

Ever since the debacle with Marvel’s Ant-Man and the limits to the creative freedom he was allowed to express, Edgar Wright went somewhat dark. It was uncertain where he would […]

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Playing God with these Monsters – How to Fix the Dark Universe

With The Mummy having settled into our cinematic stomachs for well over two weeks now, and seeing as it’s attracted less than a stellar reception (rocking a disappointing average of […]

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The Mummy Review – The ‘Dark Universe’ Needs a Few Bandages to Bring Itself Back to Life after this Lukewarm, yet Innocently Fun, Start

If there is one trend that has really surged into the blood stream of the film industry, it’s the so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’. Marvel, DC, Fox, they’ve all jumped aboard the […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review – Ahoy, Another Instalment, Treading Tame and Familiar Waters, but with new Crewmates to Keep the Franchise Afloat

With the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, I appear to have a love/hate relationship. The first film, subtitled The Curse of the Black Pearl was a huge success, commercially and […]

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In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]