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TV REVIEW: Watership Down (2018) Review

It’s easy to be scathing about the recent BBC adaptation of Watership Down. All the criticisms are valid particularly regarding the animation; the rabbits are almost indistinguishable and look more like hares than rabbits. There are peculiar diversions from the novel – I was particularly aghast at a bizarre pink crystal-worship-chanting scene. There are several

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FILM ESSAY: Hold The Darkness

Darkness at the Edge of Town Jeremy Saulnier’s latest film, Hold the Dark is his most overt Western so far. His previous films, the murky revenge Blue Ruin, and punks vs Nazis masterpiece Green Room have flirted with the genre before, taking inspiration from the westerns of the 70’s (Green Room’s origins can be traced

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FILM REVIEW: Mute

The gunshot rang out through the empty club as silence slowly reclaimed her hold on the room. It was done. Weeks of only catching minutes of sleep, every meal being whatever would fit in one clenched fist but I had done it. The Fenchurch Crime family was no more. Gregory Fenchurch still twitched at my

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FILM REVIEW: The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox is an apt title for the third entry in this marketing experiment that masquerades as a franchise of coherently linked films; as the franchise itself stands at somewhat of a paradox. On one hand, it manages to be one of Hollywood’s more intriguing properties in terms of marketing, release, and the anthology-like

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FILM REVIEW: BRIGHT

Set in a world where orcs, humans and elves all exist as one, it’s hard to believe that Bright even managed to get off the pitching table. Such is Hollywood’s necessity to avoid originality, Bright is an anomaly, or so it feels, in a sea of re-makes, unoriginal ‘originals’, and the same blockbuster fodder wheeled

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FILM ARTICLE: The Punisher and the desensitised society we live in

“Frank Castle has spent years exacting vengeance for the deaths of his family by punishing criminals everywhere. His skull insignia inspires fear throughout the underworld. But Punisher’s appeal rests on more than his ability to do what the rest of Marvel’s heroes won’t. He’s a tragic figure – even a profoundly selfish one in some

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