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TV REVIEW: The Crown – Season 1

Last week’s monumental and harrowing presidential election result did little in terms of installing people’s faith in the democratic system. Perhaps we should all return to a monarchical society, where we the people, are freed from the…

FILM REVIEW: Spotlight (2015)

"Everyone’s a reporter." That’s the saying nowadays. Thanks to so called ‘Citizen Journalism’, every Tom, Dick and Harry with a mobile phone who luckily happens to be at the right place at the right time, is now unofficially considered…

Top 12 Films of 2015

It's been a long, fascinating year for cinema, not only here in the UK but across the world. We still have one trip to a galaxy far, far away yet to come, but in the mean time, Mac and I thought that now would be the best time to look back…

FILM REVIEW: Steve Jobs (2015)

Many of us spend our lives glued to our mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Our attention fixed on bright screens for prolonged periods, screens that shed light on our zombie-like faces but not necessarily the world we inhabit. Through…

FILM REVIEW: The Martian

It’s a strange world in which we live in when one makes a trip to the local multiplex cinema to see the latest Ridley Scott film, fully expecting to be walking out hours later with a pungent sense of disappointment and annoyance. It’s…

REVIEW: Child 44

‘Gripping’, ‘masterful storytelling’ and ‘a nerve-wracking pace and atmosphere’. These are words that critics used to describe Tom Rob Smith’s murder mystery novel in 2008, but unfortunately this certainly isn’t terminology that can be…

Why Star Wars Could Miss George Lucas

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened. That sentiment Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan Kenobi had in response to the planet…

REVIEW: Foxcatcher

‘We both won golds.' A defensive and paranoid Mark Schultz declares as his measly ‘twenty dollars and zero cents’ cheque is written after finishing his speech on patriotism and the virtues of winning to a gathering of uninterested junior…

REVIEW: Birdman

Usually, in preparation for a film coming out with a title like ‘Birdman’, I would have mined the deep, dark depths of the chasm of winged mammal related puns as a humorous and cheap method of compelling you to keep reading the rest of the…

REVIEW: ’71

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting a little too long for a decent offering of a creative, minimalist and exciting approach to the suspense driven thriller to come along. Some of the most recent stand out films that comes to mind is Paul…

REVIEW: Nightcrawler

We all have ambition in our lives. Dreams and aspirations we want to see fulfilled before we eventually kick the bucket. These hopes and dreams can stem from our childhood or a recent revelation. Perhaps there's a newfound talent that…

REVIEW: Fury

Back in 2009, the Swine Flu pandemic was taking the world by storm, a black man was elected as the 44th President of the United States and James Cameron’s Avatar was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. You might have thought it…

Why I Miss the Peter Jackson of 2001

December 2003. I’m eleven years old and it’s now less than two weeks until Christmas. The weather is bitterly cold and severely depressing. My house and the entirety of the town I live in is engulfed in cheap tacky decorations and the…