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Film Review: Following

In the fourteen years he’s been making films, Christopher Nolan has pretty much established himself as the go-to director for Hollywood blockbusters: from the incredible Dark Knight series to the mind-bending Inception, and now more recently the sci-fi epic Interstellar Nolan has proven time and time again his ability to create top quality entertainment. These films will undoubtedly sell […]Read More

Film Review: Nightcrawler

“Why you pursue something is as important as what you pursue.” Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of his career in a role that combines the nonchalant anti-hero of De Niro’s Travis Bickle with the charismatic self-righteousness of Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman. In a society so obsessed with materialism and the media, it’s quite surprising that […]Read More

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Whenever anyone talks about World War Two in this country there is an innate sense of pride, a result of our victory against Hitler’s devastatingly barbaric attempt at world conquest. But what isn’t so widely acknowledged, is just how we won. What The Imitation Game does as a film, is explain one of the most important functions […]Read More

Film Review: Fury

“It will end soon. But First, a lot more people gotta die.” Fury is a day in the life film of a World War II tank crew during the final few months of the war. The film is directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and stars a host of world class actors including Brad Pitt […]Read More

Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This latest attempt of a feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film sees the Turtles recreated with performance capture in a live action production. It stars Megan Fox (Transformers), Will Arnett (The LEGO Movie), William Fichtner (Armageddon) and finally Alan Richtson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek and Jeremy Howard all as the Turtles. It’s quite obvious we all […]Read More

Film Review: Drive (Radio 1 Rescores)

“I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you’re on your own.” The musical score can either make or break a film. Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a perfect example of when a soundtrack brings […]Read More

Film Review: The Babadook

“If its in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the babadook.” You would be forgiven for thinking that the credibility of the horror genre has plateaued out as of late; after the success of the Paranormal Activity franchise it appeared that every trick in the book had been used, […]Read More

The Month In Films: November 2014

In this new regular feature, I will be providing insight into the best DVDs and Blu-rays heading your way over the coming month. This month’s releases include a monster movie of epic proportions, two kick-ass superhero films, a YA romantic drama bound to make you weep and an animated dragon-fest for all the family to […]Read More

5 Non-Horror Films to Watch This Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, what better time for a movie marathon? While the horror genre is the obvious choice, it’s also one that doesn’t appeal to everyone’s taste – after all, Halloween is about having fun as much as it is about getting scared. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of some […]Read More

5 Horror Films to Watch This Halloween

Happy Halloween! Since I’ve already gone and given a list of films for you to watch that aren’t specifically in the horror genre, it’s time to move on to some that are; from famous classics to underrated modern gems, here are 5 films to watch this Halloween that this time hopefully will give you nightmares. The Shining […]Read More

Film: The Nightmare Before Christmas – 21st Anniversary

‘Tis the week of Halloween, and while many will dress up to exploit their neighbours for free sweets this Friday, cinephiles across the land will be using this festive holiday as an opportunity to shut the blinds, boycott the TV schedule and sit down to a Macabre-Marathon of all films spooky. And if there’s one […]Read More

Movie Monday (27th Oct): The Boat That Rocked

Title: The Boat That Rocked Starring: The brilliant ensemble cast of Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Emma Thompson, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, Nick Frost, and many, many more. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyXu0mC38SE?rel=0] Synopsis: Anything written and directed by Richard Curtis is destined to be wonderful. Set in 1966, The Boat That Rocked follows the eccentric endeavours of […]Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer Released

After months of agonising Comic-Con induced teasing and speculation, the teaser trailer for Marvel‘s latest superhero venture,  The Avengers: Age of Ultron, is finally here – and it does not disappoint. In this action-packed two minute sneak peek at Joss Whedon’s second directorial showcase of ‘earth’s mightiest heroes‘, we are practically given a visual feast, hinting to a […]Read More

Movie Monday (20th October): Arrested Development

Title: Arrested Development Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TntmMY7N8ag?rel=0] Synopsis: Arrested Development is an American sit-com that centres on the story of the Bluth family. Following his father’s recent imprisonment, level-headed son Michael (Jason Bateman) is tasked with ensuring that his problematic family stay on the straight and narrow. […]Read More

Film: Why Is Sex More Condemned Than Violence?

When the trailer first appeared for the popular young adult film The Hunger Games, there was unsurprisingly an outcry among parents and the public in general: how can you aim a film based on a book about children being forced to kill each other at children themselves? The very premise of the series – teenagers […]Read More