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Bafta Shorts 2015: The Verdict

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Filmhouse held two special screenings of a collection of Bafta nominated short-films, packed within a feature film time slot. Having for the last few years received funding from Creative England and the British Council, cinemas all over the UK are now able to screen these films for the general public. This […]

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A powerhouse performance from Aniston

Despite a slow start, this film ultimately moves you on such a personal level, that you don’t even really want to cry, as you would in most American melodramas. Instead, you feel shocked and fairly numb, almost like you’re grieving for a loved one yourself. This is largely due to wonder woman Jennifer Aniston, who […]

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A look at some of the raunchiest films to have ever been released…

Some critics have complained that 50 Shades lacks the eroticism of the original book by EL James, as it contains no full-frontal nudity, nor any actual orgasms from its lead protagonist – Anastasia Steele. Maybe Sam Taylor-Johnson should have taken more inspiration from these bad boys… So here’s a list of the most X-rated, sauciest […]

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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, murders and criminality – specifically the New York winter of 1981. The film is about Abel Morales, an immigrant who, along with his wife Anna […]

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The Skeleton Twins – Craig Johnson

Having Blondie’s upbeat song ‘Denise’ as the backing track to a man attempting suicide by downing a bottle of vodka and slashing his wrists in a bathtub does not exactly sound like comedy fare. But this opening scene sets the tone for the hit of Sundance Festival The Skeleton Twins absolutely perfectly. The success of […]

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Culture Theatre

Outlying Islands

With Outlying Islands thought provoking ideas, feminist stance and absorbing plot, it has all the ingredients to be a theatrical success but unfortunately fails to emotionally engage its audience.

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Film

An Age Old Problem

Isn’t it time we saw more of the elderly, and middle-aged portrayed on screen?

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Film

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff, formerly known as the dopey lead from American comedy Scrubs, delves into much deeper, more profound territory in this comedy-drama Wish I Was Here.