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‘Neruda’ Review – Pablo Larraín’s Refreshingly Formalist Biopic on The Chilean Poet Hits All the Right Notes

In terms of telling the story of a publicly acknowledged figure, associated with an important moment in time, a lot of contextual information can often get mixed into what is […]

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The Handmaiden Review – Park Chan-wook’s Erotic Thriller is Scintillating, Subversive and Superlative

If there is one thing for certain with contemporary cinema, it’s that international cinema goes disappointingly unrecognised in the wider community. Diving into any one of these more obscure films, […]

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‘Clash’ Review – Intensely Uncomfortable Egyptian Crisis Drama

The film begins with a static shot from within the van we will be confined in for the entirety of this 98 minute film. As the van drives to its […]

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Free Fire Review – Reload Your Energy Levels, Ben Wheatley’s New Film is a Shotgun Blast of Fun

In cinema, there is often a reliance on intricate plot developments, with intrigue aroused by whodunits and convoluted thrillers dependent on a gimmick or MacGuffin that keeps interest at peak level for […]

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Ghost in the Shell Review – Deep Diving into Visual Splendour, Without So Much of the Depth

In terms of cinematic trends, one that breaks through consistently is that of the cyberpunk sci-fi aesthetic. From Blade Runner to The Fifth Element and even Tron: Legacy, it seems that audiences have somewhat of […]

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Why The Doctor Can Be Anyone, Especially a Female.

When I first started editing the film section of CUB Magazine – almost a year ago now, when Britain was in the EU, America did not have a carrot cake […]

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Get Out Review – Be Prepared for Racism to Get Out of Here

Jordan Peele is a name synonymous with American comedy, in his dual partnership with Keegan-Michael Key. So when you see his name attached to a wide release, you’d expect something similar in this regard. Yet, with Get Out, Peele […]

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Kong: Skull Island Review – Swings High, Lands With a Thunk

Ever since RKO’s 1933 fantasy classic, King Kong has been a staple in contemporary culture. Apologies to all the Godzilla fans out there, but Kong is and always will be the definitive movie monster. So […]

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Black Mirror – A reflection of our haunting dependency on technology

I would like to take a moment out of your day, and simply turn your attention towards the mind-blowingly brilliant and diverse ‘Black Mirror’. For those of you who are […]