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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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RECLAIM THE CITY

London is a city well-known for resembling a machine. We follow implicit social rules, and it can often feel as if you’re just part of a crowd being dictated to […]

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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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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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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 […]