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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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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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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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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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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, […]