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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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First Man

First Man tells of the moon landing as experienced by Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling). Coming in at a staggering two hours and 20 minutes, the movie marks the second collaboration between Gosling and Chazelle, who team up once again with composer Justin Hurwitz, who also worked on La La Land (2016) and Whiplash (2014). […]

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Blade Runner 2049: A Round-Up

With the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 now in cinemas, we asked our writers whether it lives up to the hype.  Mert Kece – 5 Stars: Blade Runner 2049 is a masterwork of modern cinema. Every aspect of the movie is so meticulously crafted that by the time the credits roll after 240 minutes, the viewer is left […]

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EIFF: Song to Song

Screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017  Song to Song is Terrence Malick’s eighth feature film since 1973, and his fourth to be released this decade alone. While it is true that his increased output coincides with a decline in quality, this seems almost inevitable. His first five films are all masterpieces. His last two efforts, […]

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A glorious feeling: musicals on screen

La La Land is where Damien Chazelle and his team are right now after breaking the record for the most Golden Globes ever won, and equalling the record for the most Oscar nominations. It’s been called one of the most original and inventive films in a long time, despite its deep association with, and adoration […]