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REVIEW: Spectre (2015)

The latest instalment in the James Bond series, ‘Spectre’, was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’m actually not a huge fan of the series itself, but I enjoy it enough to know that this is a big deal. My interest in…

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REVIEW: Panic Room (2002)

After recently revisiting David Fincher’s ‘Se7en’ and reveling in its pure brilliance, I made the decision to investigate some of his other works that I hadn’t already seen. I had enjoyed blockbuster hits like ‘Fight Club’, ‘Gone Girl’ and the slightly less high-profile ‘Zodiac’, but a film I hadn’t…

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REVIEW: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

With an absolutely stellar British cast and a decidedly dark and psychologically thrilling aura, ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ was a film I was very excited to see. It had such a low-key cinema release that it wasn’t until I saw it on the shelves of my local…

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REVIEW: Django Unchained (2012)

Confession time: when it comes to the films of Quentin Tarantino, I’m a little bit behind the times. I only saw ‘Pulp Fiction’ for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and there’s a multitude of his other films that I shamefully have yet to watch….

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REVIEW: Macbeth (2015)

My love for Shakespeare, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard meant that the release of ‘Macbeth’ was one of the most highly-anticipated dates in my cinema diary. The thrilling trailers did nothing to quench my thirst and I was beyond excited to see this latest adaptation…

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REVIEW: Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost In Translation is a film that has been recommended to me by Netflix as something I may enjoy, and coupled with the positive reviews I had read online, I decided it was probably about time that I gave it a watch. I didn’t really…

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REVIEW: The Visit (2015)

M. Night Shyamalan has seen his career fall down a precipice greater than the one faced by the characters in the recently released ‘Everest’. From brilliant beginnings with ‘The Sixth Sense’, which earned six Oscar nominations, to the downright terrible, like ‘The Happening’, Shyamalan’s career has turned into,…

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REVIEW: Everest (2015)

When I sat down in front of the huge IMAX screen at my local cinema, I prepared myself for what I thought was going to be an adrenaline-fuelled, disaster movie that would wow in the moment. I was not however, prepared for the lasting impression…

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REVIEW: Prometheus (2012)

‘Alien’ is one of the most enjoyed and successful sci-fi franchises of all time, so it was inevitable that there was going to be further installments to the universe at some point. Whilst ‘Prometheus’ is not officially listed as part of the famous Xenomorph series…

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REVIEW: The Town (2010)

Ben Affleck is one of those guys that I just can’t figure out. He does something astoundingly brilliant, then goes and shoots himself in the foot by doing something utterly awful. His second stint in the director’s chair brings us ‘The Town’, to which he…

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REVIEW: The Gift (2015)

‘The Gift’ has gone under the radar for a lot of people, even for myself initially. It wasn’t until I saw a billboard advertisement that I decided to investigate further, and upon said investigation, I decided that ‘The Gift’ sounded like the perfect film for…

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REVIEW: Hannibal (2001)

After the success of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’, it was inevitable that a sequel would follow and continue the story of Hollywood’s most famous cannibal, although I’m rather surprised it took them ten years to cook this one up. But would it be worth the…

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REVIEW: The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

I had one expectation from this film, and one expectation only. I’d heard good things in general, but the performance of Forest Whitaker is the thing that everyone talks about, and that was my main focus before delving into Uganda’s dark past. The film focuses…