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Author Archives: Fenton Coulthurst

Fenton is an occasional writer and journalist. He primarily writes on film and culture. His articles range from film reviews, to coverage of literary festivals and even comic book history.

The Snowman: He’s taunting us…

Crime dramas always strike me as struggling on the big screen. It is undoubtedly an opinion arising from my upbringing, but a detective story is often well-suited to the serialised format of TV. The limited running time of a film ...

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The Death of Stalin: We need change

Censorship! State execution! Gulags! This is the stuff great comedy is made of. The Death of Stalin is an adaptation of a French graphic novel being brought to the screen by satirical maestro Armando Iannucci. The helmsman behind The Thick ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Blade Runner

With a new latter-day sequel trudging across cinema screens, we are provided with a great opportunity to review the iconic cyberpunk noir masterpiece Blade Runner. Established now with a pristine reputation, the film was initially released to critical derision and ...

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Star Trek Discovery: To blandly go…

The new Star Trek films baffle me. They have proved popular despite their obvious lack of quality. They are incomprehensible to newcomers because they rely so heavily on material from the established franchise, and they are a slap in the ...

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Mother!: I wanna build a paradise

Mother! is the worst sort of film to review. Not because it is bad: those are great to dig one’s teeth into. No, Mother! is problematic because it benefits from knowing as little about it going in as possible. Therefore, ...

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It: You’ll float too

I seem to be getting a healthy dose of Stephen King this year. Now we come to the considerably more anticipated adaptation of 2017’s offerings, It. As with the execrable Dark Tower, I have a passing knowledge of the property ...

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The Dark Tower: Try better next time

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. So begins the sprawling interdimensional adventure series The Dark Tower, written by Stephen King. This dauntingly large story from one of the most successful mainstream authors of our ...

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Detroit: It’s a war zone out there

Detroit is Kathryn Bigelow’s return to the big screen with a feature length piece since Zero Dark Thirty. It dramatizes the 1967 Detroit Riots, and more specifically the infamous Algiers Motel Incident, where a taskforce of policemen humiliated and assaulted ...

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