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REVIEW: Wayne’s World (1992)

I was about six years old when I first watched ‘Wayne’s World’, and I didn’t have a clue what was going on. I only watched it then because it was my auntie’s favourite film, and she had exhausted all other options for a viewing buddy. All…

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REVIEW: It Follows (2015)

Let me begin with stating that I am not the world’s biggest horror film fan. I’ve dabbled occasionally, but never really found the spark or connection with a film that others claim to have had. I have found that on the whole, horror films tend…

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REVIEW: Foxcatcher (2015)

If sex sells, then there’s no reason for Foxcatcher to have made a dime. It’s filled with inherent contradictions to such a simple, popular and successful concept. A movie about Olympic Greco-Roman style wrestling? I’ll pass. Steve Carrell trying to be serious again? No thank…

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REVIEW: Interstellar (2014)

Going boldly where no man (or woman) has ever been before; an astronaut’s ultimate goal. Finding a new home for humanity; an astronaut’s wet dream. Can you imagine the hero’s welcome? I imagine it’s something like the kinda party Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan hoped for…

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REVIEW: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Written by Rhys Wortham I personally consider most British comedies to be wittier than their American counterparts, mainly due to well-placed gags and expertly crafted dialogue. With ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, where it lacked at times on the gag front, it more than made up…

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REVIEW: Dracula Untold (2014)

Origin stories have always made for immensely appealing viewing to me. Whether it be in film, literature, or even television; something about the backstory and learning how the character’s personality, afflictions and psychology came to be, is wildly intriguing. This insight adds depth to a…

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REVIEW: Whiplash (2015)

Interestingly, ‘Whiplash’ is one of the few Oscar-nominated pictures that I hadn’t seen before the ceremony. After nabbing a hat-trick of awards on the big night, I was even more inclined to see what all the fuss was about. Initially, I was somewhat deterred by…

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REVIEW: Boyhood (2014)

Conceptually speaking, ‘Boyhood’ is a transcendent movement in the world of film. By creating a film over a 12 year period, director Richard Linklater has officially raised the bar for directors everywhere. I mean, to film one movie, for 12 years, it’s preposterous! But it…

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REVIEW: Enemy (2013)

From the man who brought us the fantastic ‘Prisoners’, Denis Villeneuve, comes another thrilling mystery. Or a mystery at least. ‘Enemy’ is a quirky, subversive film, which oddly passed under the radar and onto our screens, ready to baffle indie film lovers the world over….

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REVIEW: The Theory Of Everything (2015)

Like many others, including director James Marsh, when I first heard about ‘The Theory Of Everything’, I assumed it was to be a biopic of the brilliant Stephen Hawking. This is only half-true, whilst the film does centre around the life of one of the…

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REVIEW: Need for Speed (2014)

One of the more curious movie ideas to me, is the increasingly common conversion of video games to film. It rarely works out, but studios seem to keep giving them the green light. From ‘Super Mario Brothers’ to ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’, ‘Prince of Persia’ to ‘Hitman’, there…

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REVIEW: Sex Tape (2014)

I recently reviewed ‘Bad Teacher’, which was a welcome surprise, a film which broke the mould and refused to be just a basic, low-level comedy. Three years later and the same director who brought us ‘Bad Teacher’, Jake Kasdan, pairs up Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel…

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REVIEW: Argo (2012)

Until recently, Ben Affleck was regarded as something of a joke in Hollywood. His acting was heavily criticised and his production and writing work was lamentable. But that is certainly no longer the case. ‘The Town’ really brought Affleck into the inner circle in terms…