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Alan Rickman: a tribute

“I don’t play villains, I play very interesting people”, said one of the finest actors of our generation when met with interrogation from a young fan. The droll response characterised the lauded career of Alan Rickman, but told only a half-truth. The characters he portrayed; from the tragic Severus Snape to the Machiavellian Hans Gruber […]

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Year in review – the best films of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on what is sure to be a vintage year for cinema around the world. As film editors, we have had the pleasure of reading and editing a multitude of wonderful articles by writers who have successfully captured the spirit of the cinema; from the joy of viewing […]

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Black Mass

“It’s not what you do. It’s when and where you do it. And who you do it to, or with”, A strong lesson from a transformed Johnny Depp in Black Mass; a film following the criminal career of infamous Irish-American mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. In a long awaited return to form, Depp portrays the protagonist with […]

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It’s a mad, mad, Mad Max world

Welcome back, one and all, to the world of Mad Max; a dystopian nightmare of oil, blood and twisted metal, where War Boys pray at the altars of the holy V8 and cruel gods rule over the wretched, unwashed masses. “As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was […]

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Films for April

Well folks, it’s almost that time of year again. The dreaded day that sets April as a month full of “fun” and “jocularity”, a day where everyone on the internet asks each other “did you hear what happened to (insert celebrity name here)!?” and good ‘friends’ decide it’s funny to superglue miscellaneous objects to unsuspecting […]

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Wild Card

Everyone loves Jason “The Stath” Statham. He’s become known for the no-nonsense-younger-than-Ray-Winstone-yet-more-refined-than-Vinnie-Jones vibe that Hollywood loves in a movie hard man. His typecasting as an antihero is well-justified; it’s what he does best. So imagine this writer’s surprise when he appeared in a film professing itself to be a crime-action thriller which is neither action-packed […]

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An Unspoken Truth

It is too often that the effects of mental illness, and the experiences of those suffering from it, go unnoticed by the people closest to them. Yet the subject itself has been a staple in cinema for much of the past century, either as a major theme or as a background element. This is not surprising- […]

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God, Gleeson and a Pint of Guinness

Each year on 17 March, there is an explosion of green as people don any foliage-coloured clothing they own and consume copious amounts of alcohol to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, a veritable free-for-all of booze, music and parades; some cities even dye their rivers green (here’s looking at you Chicago). Yet this is only one […]