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Upsets galore as Chelsea and Manchester City crash out of the FA Cup

It was a weekend of giant-killings in the FA Cup this weekend, with lower league sides taking major scalps from teams at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea and…

Cult Column

The past couple of years have seen something of a trend emerge in western cinema with films like Transcendence, The Machine, Her and most recently Ex Machina. These are all…

Factory workers produce a range of intriguing sounds

Artists shrouding themselves in a mist of online obscurity is something that 2014 saw its fill of. Perhaps in the UK we have the likes of WU LYF to blame…

The Theory of Everything

James Marsh’s biopic of Steven Hawking takes as its primary source his wife Jane’s published accounts of her life with the world-renowned scientist; from the early days of his academic…

A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year, directed by J.C.Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost) takes place during the most violent year in 20th Century American History, with a record number of rapes,…

Mortdecai

Many will be enticed to see Mortdecai solely because Johnny Depp has the starring role. It is true we have witnessed many a piece of classic character acting from Mr…

Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Opening with Stuart Murdoch’s most personal, and arguably most beautiful, song to date, “Nobody’s Empire”, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, Belle and Sebastian’s ninth studio album, is immediately different…

Ex Machina

As a directorial debut, Ex Machina is a triumph for screenwriter and novelist Alex Garland. His earlier works such as Dredd and The Beach have demonstrated that he has a…