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Review: Terminator Genisys

  He’s back… again. The latest instalment to the film franchise since 2009’s unfortunately middling Salvation, Terminator Genisys sounded very promising: Arnie firmly back in his most iconic role alongside fresh faces, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney as Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese. However, despite the interesting premise of this reboot/remix, the film quickly slips…


Review: While We’re Young

Noah Baumbach’s seventh feature as writer and director is easily one of his best works to date. While We’re Young is a sharp-witted comedy about Josh (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts) who become rejuvenated after meeting younger married couple, Jamie (Driver) and Darby (Seyfried). Baumbach greets us with a quote from Henrik Ibsen’s play, The Master…

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Review: Mr. Turner

J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) Turner lived from 1775 to 1851; within that time he managed to amass a huge portfolio of art and, while often controversial in his lifetime, is now one of the most renowned artists in history and considered by many to be a genius. Timothy Spall takes the eponymous role…


Future Classics: Or, the Best of Now

Rob Drury A Yorkshire village, beset upon by ‘the Rising’, causing many previously dead persons to haul themselves from their graves and stagger the earth wouldn’t capture many hearts (though the accents would win a fair few of us over). What makes In the Flesh such a shining example of a future classic is how it…

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Why Do We Watch Horror Films?

Horror is one of the most enduringly popular genres of cinema and has been from the very start. Glancing over lists of highest grossing films by year, it is inevitable that behind the barrage of superhero and animation features, a litter of twisted flicks will prove to be some of the biggest earners and local…

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REVIEW: Life After Beth

Zombies in film, television and especially videogames have become incredibly tiresome in recent years. So much so, in fact, that stating that it is now becoming tiresome, even pointing that out is starting to grate and pointing out the fact that pointing it out is… you get the idea. Luckily in his directorial debut, Jeff…

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Review: A Most Wanted Man

Director and Writer: Anton Corbijn Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright Runtime: 122mins Genre: Thriller Based on a 2008 John le Carré novel of the same name, this Anton Corbijn (Control)-directed ‘thriller’ feels a lot longer than its two hour running time. No doubt many will disagree and there is much…

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