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Orange is the New Black – The Problem With an Unbiased Lens

Orange is the New Black has been hailed by many for giving a voice to those who are largely considered voiceless – women prisoners representing a diverse range of sexualities, […]

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*’Oh Hello, Broadway’ Review – Theatre is the hot new thing… on Netflix

*‘Oh hello’, a phrase exclaimed in greeting when one wishes to convey surprise and a discernible amount of polite hesitancy in their response, more often than not to mask a […]

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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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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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The Struggling Artist in Film Musicals

I began writing this piece in the wake of the La La Land hype that was sweeping the world. For the record, I did enjoy it though I see 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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Logan Review – A Film That Sinks Its Claws Into You and Doesn’t Let Go

In 1999, Bryan Singer made a decision that didn’t settle well with fans: he cast an unknown, one Hugh Jackman, as the Wolverine a.k.a Logan in his adaptation of X-Men. […]

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A Cure for Wellness Review: Verbinski’s cinematic asylum is full of crazy scares and psychological style

Gore Verbinski, now there’s a name you don’t hear as often as you should. The man responsible for bringing us the genuine scares of The Ring, the David Lynch levels of bonkers that […]