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Cult Column: The Phantom of the Opera

During lockdown it seems unavoidable to have a nostalgic craving to revisit films that we have adored for years. Joel Schumacher’s 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is one of my earliest memories in life and I have watched it more times than I would dare to admit. It is […]

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Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves, which starts as a fairly standard cops-and-robbers premise, is eventually bogged down by a convoluted plot and fundamentally unlikable characters. Our ‘robbers’ are boring and uncharismatic, strands of plot never fully materialise, and the machismo gets so tiring dialogue seemingly devolves into grunts by the end of the film. The cops are […]

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Geostorm

Oh, well; best to begin at the beginning. Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) is a meteorological expert who leads a team to build a network of satellites informally named “Dutch Boy”, which can neutralise adverse weather conditions. Being played by Butler, Lawson is obviously an arrogant rogue with heroic instincts, and is fired from his position […]