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Fringe 2022: 9 Circles Review

9 Circles is a psychological thriller and character study, exploring themes of soldiers’ personal responsibility for their wartime actions, and the immorality of war itself. It follows the character of Private Daniel Reeves (played by Joshua Collins) as he is discharged from the US army and tried in federal and military court for raping a […]

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Cult Column: Drive

Last Thursday marked the anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed films in recent times. In 2011, Drive burst onto the independent Hollywood scene delivering a gritty picture with all the style and grace of a mid-80s neo-noir. An adaption of James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name, Drive tells the story of […]

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News

Edinburgh voted safest city to live in

Edinburgh is the United Kingdom’s safest city to live in, according to a new poll of over 2,000 British citizens.   It revealed that 82 per cent of those living in Edinburgh felt safe, with fewer than one in ten residents admitting to having been a victim of crime – a number which rises to one […]

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Features

Victims of revenge porn take back control

CW: domestic abuse, sexual assault Victims breathe a sigh of relief as the government commits to making the threat of revenge porn a crime. The Naked Threat Campaign’s tireless efforts were rewarded this month when England and Wales joined Scotland in criminalising the threat of revenge porn.  Revenge porn, the sharing of private sexual photos […]

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TV

Dexter is back from the dead

America’s favourite murderer, the fearsome Dexter Morgan played by Michael C. Hall, will be returning after a lengthy hiatus in the ninth season of Dexter. Recently announced by Showtime, this season will include 10 episodes and a reimagined finale, seven years after the show first ended and left fans bitterly divided and utterly disappointed. Dexter, […]

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TV

The Devil All the Time

Director Antonio Campos is well  known for making films that deal unabashedly with the dark and morbid. His new film The Devil All the Time continues the exploration of these themes, though it falls flat in not having a clear idea of what it wants to do with them. It is an irritatingly inconsistent film. […]

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TV

Better Call Saul

“When the going gets tough, you don’t want a criminal lawyer”, Jesse Pinkman informed Walter White way back in Breaking Bad’s second season, “you want a ‘criminal’ lawyer”. If Breaking Bad was about a suburban man releasing his toxic masculinity in a criminal underworld, Better Call Saul is a more controlled disintegration of a conman […]

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Film

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen marks a return to theme and largely to form for mockney movie auteur Guy Ritchie. Having recently produced the widely-panned King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and an underwhelming adaptation of Aladdin, Ritchie has now returned to the gangster comedy genre in which he made his name, a realm where he is evidently […]