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Waiting for Gadot: Wonder Woman and the Problem with Movie Franchises

In Samuel Becket’s famous play Waiting for Godot, Vladimir and Estragon wait in an empty road next to a single bare tree for Godot to arrive – Waiting in an […]

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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, […]

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Alien: Covenant Review – Ridley Scott’s Creative Genius Bursts Through the Chest of this Wholly Unique Sci-Fi Headtrip

If there is one thing that any film fan can agree on, it is that Sir Ridley Scott is the science fiction master of contemporary American filmmaking. With his masterworks […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Non-Spoiler Review

The eagerly awaited sequel to Marvel’s more humorous side hit cinemas last week. After the unexpected cult success of the first film how does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 stand […]

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The Dream Factory without The Dream: How Less Films Means More

In terms of the annual recurrence, what every film fan does is preps his schedule for the movies to come. Summer Season is the first to make the cut. Note […]

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Fast and Furious 8 Review – Jason Statham and The Rock add the Well Needed Nitrous to this Tonally Confused Action Ride

If there is one thing the world can admit, it is that back in 2001, at the release of the original The Fast and the Furious, it would have seemed […]

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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 […]