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Big Hero 6

In a world full to the brim with superhero origin films and cute animated romps, Disney’s new offering Big Hero 6 manages to expertly mash them both together into something fresh and wonderful. Combining the sweetness and comedy that Disney’s animated features are known for with the visual scale that comes with superhero films results […]

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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 films about artificial intelligence, or AI. For those who don’t know, AI refers to the intelligence exhibited by computers or machines, and colloquially is used […]

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War games?

Callum Mckenna weighs in on all things dystopian and whether film can be a vehicle for social revolution. You can tell a lot about a culture from its taste in cinema. After all, films are escapism in perhaps its purest form, so they must be a fairly good indicator of what it is a society […]

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Just Too Marvellous

Can our desire for superhero movies ever fade? Will audiences get sick of comic book films? Over the last few years, Hollywood has been taken by storm by a group of caped invaders. Where the superhero genre used to be a silly, over the top affair where Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito would spit out […]

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Horns

Horns is a film that just can’t quite make its mind up. It possesses elements of horror, mystery and a bit of black comedy, but it never manages to fit them all together into one consistent story.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you’re under 40, you probably watched at least some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles growing up. Since 1987, it’s been on the air in some form or another for all but six years in total. It is a beloved franchise with a long and storied history, so the film that just came out, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, had a lot to live up to. It does not succeed.

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A t first glance, horror and comedy don’t really seem like two genres that would mesh particularly well. The intention of one is basically just to make you happy, the intention of the other is to turn you into a quivering wreck who is so terrified of the outside world that you physically try to crawl back into your mother’s womb. Or, like, hide behind a sofa cushion.

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JIM JARMUSCH THE LEGEND

He was known as fiercely independent and aloof from film studios, but Jim Jarmusch is now attracting the A-list