Film / 15/12/2020 Christmas Favourite: Elf

Elf is my favourite Christmas film. Elf was made in 2003, and to this day is still one of the greatest Christmas movies to be made. It is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest helpers. It’s a bit of a...

Film / 15/12/2020 30 years of Home Alone

Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas classics! It has succeeded in establishing itself a Christmas tradition, as well as making three sequels, and the whole franchise in and of it. It’s a great comedy movie exploring the fantasy of a young boy, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), having the entire house to himself, which I...

Film / 15/12/2020 Christmas Favourite: Nativity

Every year, on the 1st December, one film graces my screen and has done for the past 10 years. Nativity, for me, encapsulates everything I love about Christmas. Funny, charming and silly, the film champions normality by specifically casting normal children with no previous experience to play the lead roles. This adds a wonderful charm...

Film / 15/12/2020 Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey review

A truly festive family film, but in all honesty I would say Jingle Jangle is like marmite. You either love it or hate it. Essentially what is a Christmas musical would be loved by those of an optimistic nature, but hated by the Grinches. Nevertheless, some of the set was filmed in Norwich’s iconic Elm...

Film / 15/12/2020 My Favourite Non-Festive Christmas Films

For lots of people, December marks the start of the annual festive film marathon, but what about those who don’t celebrate Christmas, or simply don’t fancy watching the Home Alone trilogy for the billionth year running? This is where non-Christmas, Christmas films come in. The sort of films that have little to no mention of...

Film / 15/12/2020 Christmas Favorite- Muppets Christmas Carol

Adapted from the legendary Dickens novella, The Muppet Christmas Carol stands proud as my favourite Christmas film. I truly believe that this musical bonanza is the definitive Christmas film and the best retelling of the Christmas Carol story to date. With the familiar faces of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and Rizzo leading the Muppet...

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Norwich Film Festival 2020

I come from a city that does not value the arts. When I moved to Norwich three years ago it felt like walking into a whole new world. Norwich is a place where art is valued and nowhere is this more evident than at the Norwich Film Festival.  Now, don’t be fooled the Norwich Film…

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Review: Clouds

If you have Disney+, I’m sure you will have seen their latest biopic, Clouds. The film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a high school senior who uploaded his song ‘Clouds’ to YouTube and it became a viral hit, leading to a recording contract and a concert performance. Clouds has all the…

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Concrete at the London Film Festival

The London Film Festival, since its inception in 1957, has screened a wide range of both independent and mainstream films that showcase the power of cinema and innovative filmmaking. The London Film Festival continues to be an important event in the British film industry and this year Concrete was granted press access and had the…

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Halloween Horror: Scream

Imagine you are watching an intense game of Among Us in a new map that resembles an American suburban town set in the 90s. Usual antics – the players are running off alone despite knowing that there is a killer on the loose, some can’t be bothered to play properly, and some are making accusations…

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Mulan (2020) Review

Subscribers of Disney+ and even the most casual of Disney fans will no doubt know that the Mulan live-action remake has finally premiered onto the streaming service, six months after it was originally meant to open in cinemas. The film has come under fire by fans and critics alike because of its long production and…


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