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1917

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a “perfect” film. Sam Mendes’ Golden Globe winning 1917, however, comes pretty close.  1917 captures the horror and brutality of World War I in hauntingly beautiful fashion, and with breathtaking effect. 1917 uses a “one shot” format, where different takes are seamlessly meshed to give the […]

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Immediately banishing any fears of an awkwardly furtive approach in the creation of a sequel, the hotly awaited – unequivocally unnecessary – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again opens with a leonine Lily James taking the reigns as young Oxford-graduate Donna Sheridan (previously portrayed by Meryl Streep) as we are transported back to the summer of […]

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Following on from Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) , the initiative is attacked and made to go underground by the crazed leader of a multi-billion dollar drug cartel (called, you guessed it, ‘The Golden Circle’). Survivors Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) enact the ‘Doomsday Protocol’, which leads them to their American equivalent, the […]