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Review: Halloween Ends

When thinking about a reboot of an old franchise, the most important question to ask is “why?” What was the point in digging up the corpse of an old film, book, or any other media piece and reanimating it? On one level you can always answer that question with “profit”. In Hollywood, a film is […]

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Review: Uncharted

If you asked me to pick someone to play a wisecracking, athletic, slightly-buff video game character, Tom Holland wouldn’t be anywhere near the top of my list. When I heard that he had been cast as wisecracking, athletic, slightly-buff video game guy Nathan Drake I was a little surprised. After the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man […]

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Film vs Game: Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed is a strange franchise. Initially a Prince of Persia game which spun off into being its own franchise during development, then a series of historical sci-fi games following different ancestors of a generic video game guy, then a series of increasingly bug-ridden annual releases, and more recently a trilogy of decent historical RPGs. […]

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The Guilty: Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ Hollywood has a history of disappointing remakes of foreign-language films. Whilst a select few manage to equal the original, many, like Downhill (a remake of the Swedish comedy-drama Force Majeure) and The Grudge (a reimagining of J-horror classic Ju-On: The Grudge), fail to capture the magic of the non-English original. Others, perhaps even […]

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Spencer Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Even though she died a little over two decades ago, Princess Diana is one of the most mythologised figures in British history. Like Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Winston Churchill, Princess Diana is more of a symbol than a real person nowadays. Spencer attempts to grapple with the myth of Princess Diana, to […]