Category : Film

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Unfair Casting! The Actors Who Might Play President Trump

Something orange this way comes; it’s Trump, of course, we’ve all been Trumped. This year sees President-defect and all round pussy grabber extraordinaire Donald J Trump (the J stands for Asshole, by the way), about to turn the White House into the exclusively white house (though

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La La Land – Review

The modern movie musical is a tough nut to crack, for every Evita there’s a Chicago, every Mamma Mia! there’s a Sweeney Todd, for every Les Miserables there’s a Nine. The movie musical is a hot property when award season comes around, and in recent

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The year ahead in film: what to watch in 2017

The new year has arrived, and so we must rejoice (while stocking up for the oncoming Trump-ocalypse) and look forward to 2017 (Mark Hamill take plenty of vitamins). What we can do, is look at what is coming to a cinema near us (and also

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Assassin’s Creed: Movie Review

It’s usually very satisfying to be able to stand as a lone voice, when the general consensus is one opinion, and proclaim something different. For years comic book films were derided as piffle and bad, until people took them seriously and made actually decent movies.

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A Monster Calls: Review

It now being the new year we are entering the most feared of cinematic periods – award season, and as such for our consideration films are being released for popular viewing. January 1st alone has two films in contention released; Martin Scorsese’s long gestated passion

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Passengers – Review

The Hollywood Blacklist (not the one that saw communists unable to work in the 50s) has become a hot ticket for screenwriters. A list of the most liked screenplays that have yet to be produced has given birth to several films many really like: Juno

Film by Film: Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu

The past two years have been a good two for Mexican movie-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, from his Best Picture Winner/Best Director Winning film Birdman, to his survival movie The Revenant for which he won his second Best Director award. Now that the dust has settled

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Review

There is so much to like in this anthology-style Star Wars movie. Not least because it’s the first film set before A New Hope that doesn’t suck. After last years brilliant sequel The Force Awakens, expectations were high for this movie to build on the