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Dune Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After the mixed attempts of adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune into live-action, Denis Villeneuve’s interpretation is not only faithful to the source material but achieves it in spectacular fashion. Dune is a masterclass of modern filmmaking. With a star-studded cast, the film was expected to display many of the best performances of the year. […]

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Last Night in Soho: A Well-intentioned Mess

Rating: ⭐⭐ Edgar Wright’s much-anticipated new release, Last Night in Soho, is a visual extravaganza of a time-warping thriller on trauma, sexual assault, and righting the wrongs of our past. We follow aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) as, upon moving to London, she begins to have vivid visions of Soho in the 1960s. Eloise’s […]

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Matrix review

“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” Apart from this scene being a gift to pop culture and the foundation for a […]

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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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The Star Wars Special Editions 20 years on: should artists change their art?

In 1997, two events happened that would profoundly inform my later life. Firstly, I was born. This event would come to shape me as a person to a great extent. Secondly, the Star Wars Special Editions were released. This proved to be no less important. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition was an anniversary edition […]