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REVIEW: Hunter Hunter (2020)

There is a lot to be said for a movie that finishes with a bang. As the building tension of the third act draws to a close it is the filmmaker’s final opportunity to leave a lasting impression. Who could forget Sixth Sense’s twist, The…

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TV REVIEW: Ratched (2020)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) features one of cinemas all-time greatest villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). A shark-eyed, calculating and cruel individual who devours every scene as the viewer watches on, powerless to stop her. Her passive aggression condemns multiple patients, including…

Film Reviews, Horror, War

REVIEW: Ghosts of War (2020)

Ghosts, a spooky house, and a World War II setting should make for an interesting mix of genres. On the surface, the premise of Ghosts of War might impress, but the end result is an incoherent and poorly executed mess that fails to deliver on…

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OUR CONSOLE: Nintendo GameBoy

I had home video game consoles from a very young age. Mainly due to my dad being an avid gamer, he would buy them ‘for me’ and proceed to play them, a lot. I recall vividly being bought a Sega Master System II and my…

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REVIEW: Ultimate Fishing Simulator

Before I start my review, I need to make a confession. I have never been fishing, nor have I ever felt the need to. Whilst I don’t begrudge fans of fishing I never really ‘got’ it. For me, it always seemed like a lot of…

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TV REVIEW: Blood Machines (2020)

Intriguingly labelled as a Space Opera, Blood Machines is a 3-part science fiction mini-series exclusive to the streaming service Shudder and features a spacecraft with a soul, lasers, nudity and a huge dose of 80’s aesthetic. It begins with an interstellar chase scene resulting in…

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TV REVIEW: Hunters (2020)

Amazon Prime exclusive Hunters uses the ‘what if?’ idea of a slightly alternative spin on real life historical events, alongside a heavy dose of conspiracy theory. Featuring a similar technique used by Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…

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REVIEW: MotoGP 20

I have experienced riding high speed motorcycles myself, and I never thought the games captured the reality as much as car racing games did. Then there is the consideration of replicating bikes dynamically, which is an extremely difficult thing to reproduce, especially on a controller….

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Waiting For Anya (2020)

Based on the popular young adult book first published in 1990, director Ben Cookson brings Waiting for Anya from page to screen in an uneven film that struggles to decide on its target audience, and in doing so suffers greatly. During the second world war,…

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REVIEW: Bad Boys For Life (2020)

I am an enormous fan of the first Bad Boys (1995) movie. The action, comedy and kinetic vibrancy of the movie were so frenetically executed, when watching as a youngster I just couldn’t get enough and as an adult, through nostalgic eyes, I love it…

Articles, Features

Best of the Decade: The Guest (2014)

Once in awhile there comes a movie that strikes a chord to such an extent it feels as if that piece of cinema was hardwired into your brain and perfectly translated your passions as a cinephile onto the screen. Not to say these are the…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Black Christmas (2019)

The 1970’s brought with them a plethora of horror movies that resonated to such a degree that contemporary movies still remake, reboot and borrow from them. So original and benchmarking were the films released in this decade that it is understandable that Hollywood would want…