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Get Hard

Will Ferrell’s latest comedy Get Hard has once again sparked controversy in the States as the humour collides with some dodgy stereotypes regarding race, gender and sexual orientation. The theme is pretty clear from the start; the divide between crime and poverty stricken black U S of A and Ivy League white America – no […]

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Still Alice

Still Alice begins before its titular character’s diagnosis, but the signs of her early-onset Alzheimer’s are already noticeable. The film is straightforward and unsentimental from the onset in portraying the unrelenting effects of the disease, and its tragic inevitability makes the film brutally simple and moving. Alice (Julianne Moore) is a linguistic professor and renowned […]

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Unfinished Business

Vince Vaughan’s acting persona ranges from loveable rogue in comedy classics such as Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers, to, er, lovable rogue in the not-so-classic Four Christmases. We’ve seen  the odd attempt at ‘villainy’, for example in Anchorman, but  generally he plays a very similar, if not the same character in most of his comedic roles. […]