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Review: The Imitation Game

Director Morten Tyldum Writer Graham Moore Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode Runtime 114 mins Biography/Drama   Joining the ranks of The King’s Speech and The Iron Lady as the latest Oscar-baiting British biopic, The Imitation Game chronicles the life of cryptanalysis and computer forefather, Alan Turing. With a poignant performance from its lead,…

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Review: Arthur & Mike

Despite being dotted with moments of cheerfulness, Dante Ariola’s debut about a failed golf-pro and his melancholy travelling companion falls short on the first hole. One can only assume its monotony is the cause of the film’s delayed UK release and rebranding from original title Arthur Newman. Arthur & Mike follows the story of Wallis…

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Feminism in Film: Emma Watson, Famous Feminist

“Who is this Harry Potter girl and what is she doing speaking at the UN?” Emma Watson spoke these words when launching the ‘HeforShe’ gender equality campaign during a conference in New York, aware that the question was in the mind of many viewers. Yet Watson’s filmography displays an emerging ability to explore and question…

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