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Film review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Heading into 2017, the runaway train that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows no signs of slowing down. This year has seen the release of Iron Fist on Netflix, with The Defenders coming … Continue reading

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Film review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

In my childhood, our house contained VHS tapes of Disney animated films from the 1940s onward, and we watched them over and over again – but the ones I still feel the greatest affection for are those that I actually … Continue reading

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Film review: Logan

Logan, the tenth film in Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men universe, is a very different film from the average superhero fare. Usually, when we watch superheroes onscreen, they’re either just starting out or already in their prime, settled in the middle … Continue reading

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Film review: The Lego Batman Movie

“Does Batman live in Bruce Wayne’s basement?” “No, Bruce Wayne lives in Batman’s attic.” I have to admit, I thought the original Lego Movie was only okay. I really liked how it brought together so many different characters and how … Continue reading

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Film review: La La Land

So, my blog’s been quiet for a while, for the simple reason that I’ve been busy moving house, which has been both time-consuming and exhausting. But now all the essentials are in place, and today I took some time to … Continue reading

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Great Films I’m Watching for the First Time: December

La Dolce Vita (1960) Like 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita is an Italian film directed by Federico Fellini – it follows a journalist named Marcello on his journey through life, searching for pleasure and satisfaction among the society of Rome. … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2016

We can’t know how people will look back on 2016 decades from now, but it has certainly felt tough and filled with uncertainty at this moment. The Olympics were certainly a high point, but times have often been troubled, with … Continue reading

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Film review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

(Minor spoilers) Along with the new trilogy of Star Wars “episodes” that began with The Force Awakens last year, a series of stand-alone anthology films are also being produced. The first of these is Rogue One, a prequel set immediately … Continue reading

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Film review: Sully

On the evening of 15th January 2009, I was with my parents in the living room when the ten-o-clock news came on, and we stared in disbelief at the live images onscreen: a plane floating on the Hudson River, apparently … Continue reading

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Great Films I’m Watching For The First Time: November

The Pianist (2002) From one Holocaust movie, straight to another. This one is based on the real-life experiences of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Jewish pianist who is caught in Warsaw when the Nazis invade in 1939; the film follows his struggle … Continue reading

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