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It Review – Stephen King’s Psychological Circus of Scares makes for an Effective and Chilling Horror Film

  In terms of literary adaptations, a great many have arisen from the ever-popular library of Stephen King novels and novellas. Stanley Kubrick famously took on The Shining, much to […]

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mother! Review – A Biblical Bludgeoning of Artistic Allegory that’ll leave you Speechless

Darren Aronofsky is a singular visionary in the pantheon of technically and narratively recalcitrant filmmaking. And his newest think-piece, mother!, might be his most daring and controversial work yet: seeing as […]

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Director Tony Scott, Clairvoyant? – How Crimson Tide Can Serve as a Lesson to Us and the Powers that Be    

The first time I had seen this tense submarine thriller, I thought it was an exciting, well-acted and ideologically challenging piece of filmmaking.  However, upon when I recently revisited it, […]

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The War on Violence – How Should the Great Conflicts Be Depicted in the Cinema?

Following the release of Dunkirk, a film that, as shown by its 12A certificate, shied away from graphic depictions of violence, I thought it prudent to open up the discussion […]

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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 […]