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Arrival (2016) Review

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) builds on his already impressive filmography with Arrival, potentially his best work so far. The film follows protagonist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguist who is chosen by the American military to help investigate the sudden … Continue reading

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The Big Short (2015) Review

‘From the outrageous mind of Adam McKay’ was the tagline used to promote financial comedy/drama The Big Short. Whoever came up with this tagline needs a pat on the back, because this film is ‘outrageous’ in all the best ways, … Continue reading

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Bridge of Spies (2015) Review

It is hard to imagine how the character of James Donovan could have been played by anyone other than Tom Hanks. Set at a time when Cold War tensions were at their highest, Bridge of Spies follows the struggle of … Continue reading

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SPECTRE (2015) Review

The weekend Box Office figures haven’t even been released and yet it’s obvious that Spectre is going to be one of the biggest films of the whole year (Update: I was right, it grossed a whopping £41.3m in the first week … Continue reading

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The Walk (2015) Review

Having only been released in the UK last Friday, I was incredibly surprised to learn that The Walk was no longer showing at my local multiplex cinema; I was even more surprised to learn that the smaller and much cheaper … Continue reading

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Everest (2015) Review

A huge visual spectacle, Everest is a film with a jam-packed cast and a heart wrenching story, but it’s difficult to leave the cinema without feeling like you’ve just seen a film that tries to do too much in a … Continue reading

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Three Underrated Films

The other day I was having a look through my DVD collection to see if there was anything I felt like watching. As I browsed, I stumbled across a few films that I had perhaps forgotten I owned and began … Continue reading

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