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FILM REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was easily one of the most fervently anticipated films of 2017, and almost certainly the most anticipated Marvel film of the year. It’s easy to see why. The original charmed us with its quirky ‘70s and ‘80s discography, its cast of loveable rogues and its lean towards comedy over

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FILM REVIEW: Raw

“And that’s why, I think it’s weird that all French films are set in tower blocks.” I await the certainly forthcoming adulation from the other people at the table. I may have forgotten their names but I am certain they enjoyed my improvised lecture about French cinema. They sit there, stunned for a moment, presumably

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FILM REVIEW: The Void

Fade In: INT. EVENING A Room. Sitting on a sofa is a young couple – let’s call them Toby and Charmaine. They’re staring listlessly at a TV screen. Toby has a PlayStation 4 controller and is currently cycling through Netflix to watch something. Toby: How about a comedy? Charmaine: Adam Sandler is everywhere. Why does

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FILM REVIEW: Ghost in the Shell

“You’ll have full motion in about a week. Just take it easy until then.” I turned my head towards the voice but I could only make out a throbbing white shape. “When can I leave?” I asked, my mouth desperately dry. “You’ve had major surgery, Mr Rae. We’ve replaced your eyes, parts of your brain

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FILM REVIEW: Free Fire

Ben Wheatley is UK cinema’s nerdy and offbeat cousin, and kind of a tricky filmmaker to pin down; it’s impossible to predict what he’ll cook up next, or how you’re likely to feel when you leave the cinema after watching his latest release. When it comes to genre he’s a mad scientist, inventing his own

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FILM REVIEW: Christine

On July 15th, 1974 – Christine Chubbuck, an American news reporter that worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Florida, committed suicide live on air using a revolver. That morning, Chubbuck covered three national news stories and then a shooting from the previous day at local restaurant ‘Beef and Bottle’, at the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport. The film

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FILM REVIEW: David Brent: Life on The Road

  Life in The Well isn’t so bad. The first few months were hard but once I’d arranged things and got everything how I wanted it, I was pretty comfortable. The only problem is entertainment. The only things that fall into The Well are small animals and the occasional discarded crisp packet so I have

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FILM REVIEW: Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals left me shaken, staggering into the falling night, somewhat disheveled as if I’d been either fast asleep or got into a fight during the movie. But this is the 3pm screening at Everyman in posh Surrey, fights don’t belong here and as for sleeping, neither me nor the seven other people

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