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Happy Go Lucky: “A Mood Lifter”

Directed by Mike Leigh, this is a severely underrated film. Our protagonist is a cheerful primary school teacher named Poppy, played by Sally Hawkins. All she can say after having her bike stolen is, “I didn’t even get to say goodbye!”. Her relentless optimism can cause irritation and mistrust, but Poppy blithely ignores this. Interestingly,…

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To All The Sequels I’ve Liked Before

To those unaware of Netflix’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’, or indeed Jenny Han’s 2014 novel of the same name, the story follows Lara Jean, who writes letters to the boys she has ‘liked’ in her years, and her younger sister Kitty sends out the letters. This is where Lara Jean and Peter…

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Film pick of the year

My film pick of the year? It definitely goes to Marvel’s ‘Avengers Endgame’, the films wraps the 11 years, 22 films and 80 years of comic history. It became the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the second highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada. ‘Endgame’ follows on from…

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Biopic vs. documentary

Plenty of recent biopics have triumphed in the box office and undoubtedly, they make a permanent impression. A whole generation grew up with an idea of who Gandhi was purely based on Sir Ben Kingsley’s riveting performance of the Indian freedom fighter in the 1982 biopic. Similarly, it is Daniel Day-Lewis whose image pops up…

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Charlie’s Angels: Rebooted

The iconic ‘70s TV show, Charlie’s Angels is being rebooted by Elizabeth Banks (writer and director). The stars of the film Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott take a tried and tested formula and make it relevant. It could perhaps spark a new era for the franchise by releasing it to a new audience. …

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Joker: An incredible, visceral performance

‘Joker’ marks a new age for DC and Warner Bros. Once seen as marvel’s lacklustre competition, DC now welcomes projects completely separate to their cinematic universe. Telling the origin of perhaps one of the most famous villains in history, ‘Joker’ presents the story of Arthur Fleck and his downfall, leading to him becoming Batman’s ultimate…

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Autumn Previews

The Joker  The Clown Prince of Crime is returning to our screens in yet another incarnation. While initial feedback to the upcoming DC Universe film understandably showed some apprehension, acclaim from the Venice Film Festival and an all star cast of Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro has led to the film being one of…

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