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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Review

January 18, 2023

Musical dramas and biopics may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I didn’t think they were mine, but this movie was a touching and enjoyable cinematic experience; and while I did not grow up with Whitney Houston, I felt that this film did her justice.

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Tár Review – A Triumphant Symphony

January 18, 2023

Tár is a truly incredible character piece. Revolving around the fictional revered composer as she is faced with both the greatest challenge of her professional career and the looming demons of her past, this psychological drama is an uncomfortable yet arresting dive into music, mania, and monsters.

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Tarantino is Right, Modern Cinema Sucks

December 7, 2022

Hollywood is as controlled by major studios as it’s ever been, and those studios are as reluctant to take risks as they have ever been. There are fewer and fewer new original films each year, and more from franchises or pre-existing properties.

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The Traditional Rom Com is back – and we’re ready for it

October 12, 2022

Movie critics are praising Ol Parker’s ‘Ticket to Paradise’ for bringing the romantic comedy genre back to the top of the hypothetical movie pedestal. The film, starring rom-com veterans Julia Roberts and George Clooney, has

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Review: Sex, Drugs, and The Almighty Dollar

February 16, 2022

The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a scandalous yet darkly comedic biopic that depicts the rise and fall of the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, two of America’s most infamous televangelists. We follow the pair as they build their media empire from nothing, spreading the word of God to televisions across America whilst also lining their pockets with the donations of their easily manipulated viewers.

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We all love a good spooky szn baddie

October 27, 2021

We are all fond of a good jump scare or a storyline which has us looking over our shoulders leaving the cinema. A movie which leaves us wondering if there actually is someone standing in that dark corner of your room or is it the pile of clothes you left there earlier. With Halloween just around the corner we can truly show our appreciation for these villains at their prime. A baddie can make or break a movie, some movies are simply iconic due to their villains we can’t help but root for.

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The 93rd Academy Awards: Oscars During A Pandemic

April 14, 2021

The 93rd Oscars will take place on Sunday April 26th this year, two months later than usual due to the pandemic. The Academy Awards, as the ceremony is also known by, will honour the best films released from January 1st 2020 and February 28th 2021.

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It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

October 30, 2019

As the evenings grow darker and colder, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind – snuggling up with a hot chocolate, and a Halloween movie to ring in the season.

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You’re a nice one, Mr. Grinch

December 12, 2018

The Grinch is a lovable anti-hero compared to his successors in Illumination’s rendition of the classic Christmas film. The film opened in cinemas on November 9th and will run over the Christmas period. It was

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Creating a good villain is no joking matter

December 12, 2018

“A protagonist and his story can only be as intellectually fascinating and emotionally compelling as the forces of antagonism make them” said Robert McKee, author and story-consultant.

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Stan Lee’s legacy will live on

November 28, 2018

His cameos have become an iconic feature in Marvel movies, a feature that fans of the movies look out for. He has had some memorable lines such as “Are you Tony Stank?” in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

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Widows, an empowering heist thriller

November 28, 2018

Police brutality and government corruption provide the backdrop to the drama, but it’s fundamentally an entertaining, fast-paced mainstream movie about a team of very cool women stealing a lot of money.

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The Hate U Give tackles uncomfortable topics

November 28, 2018

This film is not an easy one to watch. Scenes of riots, funerals and protests looked authentic and were gut-wrenching to see. A credit to the cast, and Audrey Wells who adapted the book into it’s screenplay, for keeping scenes honest and painfully true.

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Keeping the magic in children’s films alive, generation after generation

November 14, 2018

The attitude of inclusion and acceptance is growing internationally. The portrayal of these changing narratives can be seen in children’s films. The reason the quality of the stories did not deteriorate is because films still use the classic formula of good vs evil and other constant variables.

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The wrath of Michael Myers, 40 years on

October 31, 2018

Halloween reminds audiences what a ruthless killer Myers really is, slaughtering anything that comes across his path. He is completely void of emotion, an unstoppable killing machine. This is the true terror of Michael Myers.

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Welcome to the House of Horrors

October 31, 2018

The appeal of a horror movie is being afraid, and nothing is more frightening than the ‘monsters’ not actually being monsters, but rather, people.

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The art of God-awful cinema

October 17, 2018

If one could compare (Tommy Wiseau) to anything, it would be a two-legged chihuahua. You can’t help but feel pity for the poor thing, yet you’re rooting for them all the same, because they’re trying.