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Downton Abbey: A New Era — Do We Need More?

Highclere Castle, the set of Downton Abbey, in the summer.

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Rebecca remade: Netflix fails to please in a disappointing adaptation

Poor characterisation and chemistry produce a mediocre reworking of du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, has officially made its Netflix debut. Attempting to succeed the novel’s previous adaptation, made in 1941 by none other than Alfred Hitchcock, is no mean feat and in this case, whether or not […]

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Why, oh why, do they not make more films like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? As complicated as the title may be, the film fills you with a sense of comfort and familiarity, much like sinking into an armchair with all your favourite pillows to provide company. Featuring a mostly British cast […]

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Baby Driver

Written and directed by Edgar Wright, most famous for the Cornetto Trilogy (comprising of Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The Wold’s End), Baby Driver combines dry British wit with a vibrant Atlanta setting. There’s music in the streets and rhythm in every movement, with each scene constantly on the brink of bursting into […]