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The Top 5 Marvel Films

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With the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, here is a look back at some of the best marvel movies over the last couple of decades. The Avengers Joss Whedon’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a colossal effort. The Avengers was an excellent way to bring together Earth’s Mightiest … Read More

Captain America: Civil War – A near-perfect follow-up

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The Russo brothers return for a fantastic follow-up to the success of Captain America: Winter Soldier. Following on from the events of the previous film and Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see Cap and Iron Man take opposite sides of a debate surrounding the monitoring and oversight of the Avengers. Iron … Read More

Review: Zootropolis – Social commentary disguised as family-friendly animation

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With controversy around intolerance surrounding many aspects of life at the moment, this film couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Reports of minorities being treated poorly in many different industries (not least of all, Hollywood) and seemingly constant fear and rejection of people of foreign descent or appearance, Zootropolis … Read More

Review: Anomalisa – Sensitive, yet brutal

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Anomalisa is a remarkable achievement in cinematography. It provides a sensitive, yet brutal take on a decline into a mental breakdown through the life of writer and Customer Service Guru Michael Stone on a business trip to Cincinnati to give a conference. It follows him over one night in a … Read More

Review: Creed – Comeback of the Year

3 years ago / 0 comments

We enter the fray in Juvie, where a troubled youth by the name of Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is being held. He is picked up and taken in by Mary Anne Creed (Phylicia Rashad) who goes onto inform him of his true parenthood, something the title of the film … Read More

Review: The Hateful Eight – Not Tarantino's best

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The eighth film by Quentin Tarantino sees a group of strangers spend a couple of days in an inn in the snowy wilderness of 19th century Wyoming. There’s two bounty hunters, a bounty, a hangman, a civil war general, a sheriff, a Mexican and a gunslinger. What could go wrong? … Read More

Review: The Revenant – Di Caprio’s Oscar hopes back from the dead?

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The Revenant has had much excitement circling around it, ever since it was announced following writer/director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s 2015 Academy Awards success with his previous film Birdman. Set in the 1820’s American Rockies, featuring a band of trappers played by the likes of Leo himself, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and … Read More

Review: In The Heart of the Sea – A shallow epic

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In the Heart of the Sea tells the tale that inspired the American epic, Moby Dick. Herman Melville (played by Ben Whishaw) visits an elderly Thomas Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson) who recounts the story of the doomed Whaling ship Essex, on which he sailed as a 14 year old boy (his … Read More

Review: Bridge of Spies – A hot-blooded Cold War thriller

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Written (at least in part) by the Coen Brothers, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, I was sold on Bridge of Spies a long time ago. It boasted a deep storyline, littered with many powerful themes in the areas of human rights, political correctness and … Read More

Review: Star Wars – The Franchise Awakens

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So… Star Wars. It’s back, and with a cosmic bang. The nostalgia strikes as soon as the words, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” emblazon the screen, and it never lets up. This is sometimes due to a slight over-reliance on callbacks to the original trilogy for … Read More