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In Defence of: Gentlemen Broncos

Michael Angarano and Mike White in Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces us to the first new hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s Phase 4. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu as the titular hero, Shang-Chi is a love letter to East Asian culture and martial arts films. It boldly begins with […]

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Breathing fresh air into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Starting with 2008’s Iron Man, Marvel have released a whopping 23 films as part of their cinematic universe. This summer’s Black Widow, delayed from 2020, will be their 24th. Many cinemagoers express annoyance at the volume of superhero flicks dominating Hollywood right now, but Marvel films seem set to continue dominating the cinema, with Avengers: […]

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The Great

It’s hard to know what to make of The Great. Written by The Favourite’s Tony McNamara, it continues the film’s tradition of blending period set-pieces with gleeful expletives. More period comedy than period drama, it’s a rip-roaring and chaotic farce that breathes fresh air into the period format. The Great is, according to itself, an […]

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Cult Column: Crimson Peak

Asking me to name my favourite horror subgenre would be like asking a parent to name a favourite child; I love them all. But some are definitely seasonal, and one that I always grow to love over October is Gothic horror.  Gothic horror originated in literature in the mid-18th century with novels like The Castle […]

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Bill and Ted Face the Music

It’s been thirty years since our screens were first graced with Keanu Reeves’s goofy grin, Alex Winter’s inside-out crop top, and excited air-guitaring. But, even now, the world’s most wholesome franchise still proves to be exactly what we all need. At the end of Bogus Journey, the Wyld Stallyns return from a time travel journey […]

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What to Watch in Lockdown. Week 3: Mr. Mercedes

I’ll be the first to admit that this week of lockdown has not been a good week. I don’t know if it’s because the reality has set in and the novelty has worn off, if I’m just getting lonely, or if I miss the vitamin D, but I haven’t really had much energy this week […]

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What To Watch In Lockdown. Week 2: Families In Dispute

I’ve been in lockdown for just about nine days and the sound of someone breathing too loudly is enough to set me off into a murderous rage. I’m starting to sense a pattern in my friends, too; we’re all absolutely sick of the rest of our families, and just want some alone time. So this […]