Yearly Archives: 2015

Film Review: The Hundred Foot Journey

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I hate to say it because it’s clichéd and cheesy but Helen Mirren is apparently like a bus! You go for years and years and years without seeing a single film she has been in and then suddenly, you watch two in two days. And what makes this even more surprising is that I was …

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Film Review: Woman In Gold

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I remember being absolutely blown away by the trailer when I first saw it. This overriding sense of power and responsibility and passion. A tale of standing up for what’s right, doing the right thing. And then I saw the trailer again, and things started to dilute, every viewing seeming to suggest that the film …

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Book Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop by David Adam

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I read Graham Greene’s The Power & The Glory because Matt Haig told me to. Well, he made such mention of it in his book Reasons To Stay Alive, discussions on how it was a constant source of enjoyment and almost help in his life, that I felt impelled to read it. I didn’t enjoy …

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Film Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love

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I’d completely forgotten about Crazy, Stupid, Love. It was just a DVD that sat on the shelf, one of a number that combine together to create a kaleidoscope of colour that pretends to be a modernistic approach to wall decoration. Or a constant reminder that I own and watch too many films. Lost River, the directorial …

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Film Review: Blade Runner (The Final Cut)

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There are times when mood, company and even the weather dictate what movie you watch. There are others when you simply throw anything on and don’t care what is it and there are those rare, rare times when the stars seem a align and consciously point you towards the film you should watch. This is …

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Film Review: What We Do In The Shadows

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I can clearly remember my first enlightenment to What We Do In The Shadows. Eating lunch and reading a feature in Empire Magazine. Details of how this low budget spoof vampire documentary was a spectacularly clever and original film and an innovative twist on a genre that had become slightly stale over recent years through …

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Book Review: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

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In the run up to Christmas 2014 the BBC screened a 4 part series on the history of Science Fiction (Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction) detailing what has shaped and defined it as a visual medium. During one programme while talking about Robots they spoke about the film Blade Runner, and therefore, …

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Film Review: Greenberg

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There is a movie currently showing in the cinema called While We’re Young, and if I’m honest I vaguely fancy seeing it. I quite like the look of the trailer, although I think it’s got a slight air of throw-away forgetfulness about it – today’s news tomorrow’s chip wrapper and all that – I’ve also …

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Film Review: The Water Diviner

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It’s fair to say that the trailer for The Water Diviner didn’t really grip me. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that I didn’t really understand it. I couldn’t quite picture how the title fit the apparent story, and more so, how the story tied together from the brief on screen footage. …

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Film Review: Independence Day

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It’s scary to think that it’s nearly 20 years since Jeff Goldblum declared “Check Mate” and Will Smith told the world that he just had to get himself an extra terrestrial space craft as aliens flew 90 billion light years to come down here and start a fight. If we are currently living the era of …

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