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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 Man from U.N.C.L.E.

In the war on original intellectual properties, we have the latest reinvention of a long dormant series in Guy Ritchie’s muddled spy flick The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The original show was a classic of the 60s Cold War spy craze, ...

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise is a high-ranking member of an allegedly evil cult with widely known accusations of psychological and physical abuse, financial malpractice, and a tendency to sue anyone who criticises their shady dealings and crazy beliefs. I therefore find it ...

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Timbuktu

Timbuktu tells the story of a community living under the oppression of jihadi forces in the eponymous city in Mali. It takes a largely ensemble approach, following various plot strands in the lives of both the Islamist police and the ...

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Amy: The tragic story of Amy Winehouse

Amy is the latest documentary from acclaimed director of Senna Asif Kapadia. Using home videos, filmed concerts, TV footage, and material from the paparazzi rabble that came to follow her around, Kapadia reconstructs the tragic story of Amy Winehouse. Opening ...

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Mission Impossible: Equal Opportunities

The latest Mission Impossible trailer has rolled around and I am struck by the steadily accrued cache of returning cast members the franchise is boasting at this point. With each instalment Ethan Hunt’s IMF (apparently this does NOT stand for ...

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Terminator: Genisys

The Terminator franchise has had its hardships over the years. In truth, it is a pity it is regarded as a franchise. The first film is a wonderfully grungy and taut action thriller with more than a little horror in ...

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Slow West

Slow West is a film I went to see with some enthusiasm. The first major feature of filmmaker John MacClean, it won a prize at the Sundance Film Festival, it occupies that heady position of being an independent western and ...

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Lost Girls and the nature of filth

Literary ascension is an objective of many genres. Science fiction and fantasy continually battle to have their literary entries recognised, more unconventional media like comic books lobby for validation of their literary qualities, and the digital era may produce new ...

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