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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.

Awards Season 2016

The New Year has commenced so that means the awards buzz begins too. Within the space of a week we’ve seen the nomination announcements for the Oscars and the BAFTAs, and the Golden Globes have been duly dispensed. Let’s dig ...

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My Nazi Legacy: What our fathers did

Here is a light-hearted one to bring in the New Year. My Nazi Legacy is a documentary directed by David Evans in which war crimes lawyer Philippe Sands meets up with Horst von Wächter and Nikolas Frank, both sons of ...

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Star Wars: A Not-So-New Hope

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has numerous scenes where characters scale and dart about amid the wreckage of Star Destroyers from the original trilogy. This serves as a good analogy for the film. A group of scavengers are frolicking about ...

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Taxi Tehran: Sordid realism

Jafar Panahi has a difficult time making films. Having earned the ire of the Iranian government, he has been imprisoned, interrogated, and embargoed. It’s always nice when we actually get to see one of his films. His last one, This ...

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Carol: Immorality clause

1950s New York, and shop assistant Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is beguiled by the sultry charms of Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), an affluent married woman. Carol is herself is going through a divorce with her possessive husband Harge (Kyle Chandler) ...

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