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Film Review: Philadelphia

It all started with a Bruce Springsteen calendar. A strange opening to a review, but it’s true. If it weren’t for me picking that calendar up last December, chances are I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this review right now. Ever since then, I delved deep into The Boss’ discography, and happened to come across […]Read More

Film Review: The Riot Club

“In a few years time, these boys will be behind some very big desks..” This is the alarming declaration that the viewer receives early on into ‘The Riot Club’; a film that gifts the viewer a chilling expose of an elite club comprised of only 10 members, at Oxford University. The parallels to the Bullingdon […]Read More

Film Review: Frank

Inspired by Chris Sievey’s comic novelty character Frank Sidebottom, Frank is a unique and hugely enjoyable tale that explores the pitfalls of egotism and blind ambition in a business that, as proven by the film’s band, should be primarily focused on freedom and expression through music. The main protagonist, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is a struggling […]Read More

Film Review: Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II

“Perhaps the only difference between me and other people was that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset; more spectacular colours when the sun hit the horizon. That’s perhaps my only sin.” Lars von Trier has created a name for himself in the industry as being a provocateur, a prankster of the highest calibre. Never […]Read More

Film Review: Stuck In Love

Reasons to watch: Lily Collin’s eyebrows. That’s it. That’s literally the only excuse you need. Jokes about eyebrows aside (they’re so impressive you don’t understand) this film really is a fantastic independent rom-com and more earth-shatteringly realistic than many of the ones I’ve seen of late. The film sees a Dad and successful author struggling three years […]Read More

Film Review: Secretary

Fifty Shades of Grey – chances are you’ve probably heard of it. Even if you haven’t read the trilogy from cover to cover, given that it is the most viewed trailer of the year so far, I’d be willing to bet anything that, either from genuine interest or a cringing but still fascinated curiosity, that […]Read More

Film Review: The Inbetweeners 2

The second instalment of the The Inbetweeners franchise hit our screens 3 years after the original movie. Struggling to acclimatise to the new student life, Will, Simon, and Neil decide to trek half-way across the world and join Jay on his Australian gap year adventures. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfJxwhzgvS4?rel=0] Rather predictably, Jay strings together an elaborate fantasy […]Read More

Film Review: Lost River

‘Look at my muscles, look at my muscles’, the solitary snippet of dialogue, incessantly chanted from atop a pickup truck by our very own Matt Smith, that the vast majority will have heard from Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River. However, after enduring what can only be described as a phantasmagorical neo-noir love letter to […]Read More