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FILM REVIEW: Deadpool 2

If you’ve seen the first Deadpool you’ll be more than aware of what to expect this time round. The Anti-Hero will deliver satire and stabbings in equal measure. Deadpool 2 is based at a much slower pace than the original, but this allows for a much closer look under the hood at the main characters,

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FILM REVIEW: Isle of Dogs

There are two Wes Andersons: the first I like, the second I don’t. The first is one of contemporary cinema’s most gifted directors. Visually, his films are never less than breath-taking: Freeze any scene in an Anderson film, and its striking enough to be framed and stuck on a wall. This is why great actors

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FILM REVIEW: STAR WARS: The Last Jedi

On paper, theoretically, I should despise Star Wars, as its very existence is built not out of a desire for artistic expression or fantastic storytelling, but rather as a glorified toy commercial, masquerading as art, designed entirely around merchandising and marketing, and A New Hope – alongside Spielberg’s Jaws – can actually be credited as

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FILM REVIEW: The Florida Project

Who hasn’t been looking forward to watching the next production from Sean Baker after the demented brilliance of 2015’s Tangerine? The film that was shot entirely on an iPhone and was completely frenzied and weird but also jam-packed with sweetness and humanity? It was one of those ‘breath of fresh air’ viewings, so bold and

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FILM REVIEW: Thor: Ragnarok

I’m pretty deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe now…and so are you. You’d have to be on another planet not to have seen at least one of Marvel’s films over the past decade, so we’re in this together. For better (Winter Soldier) or worse (Iron man 2), till death us do part. Now…speaking of death…or

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Film Review: DELIVER US (LIBERAMI)

I’ll sit down to watch pretty much anything ‘Exorcist’ or exorcism related, which is a funny concept I suppose, considering I don’t believe in any religious beliefs or iconography at all…it probably says more about me than anything else. The screener for Libera Nos (Deliver Us) landed in my inbox and I was genuinely very

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – DVD GIVEAWAY!

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa We’re celebrating Halloween by giving away some frightening DVD’s – some obscure, some good, some bad and some ugly – keeping in vein with our reviews this year. In order to enter this is what you need to do:

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FILM REVIEW: American Made

The trouble with watching a film starring Tom Cruise, is that you’re watching a film starring Tom Cruise. Like an inescapable truth, when watching a Cruise movie, the only thing you really see is him, such is his stardom. Just think of all the Tom Cruise movies you’ve seen. Top Gun, Mission Impossible (and such

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FILM REVIEW: Detroit

There’s no doubt that the story at the centre of Detroit, depicting the murders of three African American men at the Algiers Motel in 1967 during brutal riots taking place across the city, is a powerful one. It’s a story that has relevance, made all the more poignant by the current climate of renewed racism

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FILM REVIEW: Atomic Blonde

Badass is not a word I use lightly. In fact, it’s not a word I use at all, save for when it fits. With Atomic Blonde, badass fits. It’s a word that’s been attached to the film since its trailer dropped earlier in the year, where a Debbie Harry lookalike and MI6 agent, played by

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