Annihilation

Three suited figures surround a clueless woman, who sits on a chair beside a glass table. She’s dressed in white, like the three men who watch, except, they’re wearing white anorak-like suits, with visors covering their faces. There’s a suggestion that they need to be protected from her, that she will cause them harm in […]

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This Country

“See this house here?”, begins the first episode in series two of “This Country”, as Kerry welcomes us back,  “The bloke that used to live in there, right, kept hearing strange noises coming out of the attic at night. And he goes to the fridge, and food was missing from the fridge, so he thought […]

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My Oscar Predictions

  A month ahead of the Academy Awards awards, here are my predictions for the winners and the losers of this years’ ceremony. Best Music One of the closest run categories at the Oscars this year. My money would be on Hans Zimmer for his spine tingling score in “Dunkirk”, which becomes an integral part […]

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IT

Whilst this adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic may be filled with scares, I find “IT” to be a very warm hearted film. In many ways, a story in which a group of children are terrorised by a shape shifting monster, becomes something far more touching. As an examination of teenage friendships, this is almost […]

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The Best of 2017

I’ve whittled it down from a shortlist of fifteen, messed around with the order and here it is: my favourite films of 2017. I am allowing any film released in UK cinemas in 2017. 1. The Levelling Hope Dickson-Leach’s directorial debut is a melancholic piece of beauty. It’s grown on me: getting under my skin […]

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Laid in America

The title I have just written makes me weep with sadness. “Laid in America” makes the “Fast and Furious” franchise look like “Citizen Kane”. A friend bought me this DVD. I hope it was a joke, because if it wasn’t and he seriously thought I would like this pile of rubbish, then someone needs to […]

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The End of the F***ing World

Based on the novel by Charles Forsman, and stemming from a 2014 pilot starring Craig Roberts (of Richard Ayoade’s Submarine) and Jessica Barden. This Channel Four and Netflix co-production is a definite unlikely gem. Currently being broadcast in a late-night C4 slot, hopefully The End of the F***ing World will find more of a following when it […]

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