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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.

The Cheltenham Literature Festival: Part 2

Following on from yesterday, here’s a further breakdown of some more of the events at one of the year’s biggest literary celebrations: Julian Barnes The Man-Booker winner was talking about his latest piece of non-fiction, Keeping An Eye Open: Essays ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest

I have declared my support for transmissions of theatre productions before. No, they don’t have the immediacy, intimacy or ephemerality of a live staging, but it is a good opportunity to allow people to see some form of a production ...

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Macbeth: Sound and fury

Oh, Shakespeare film adaptations: my forte! This is a fierce and muscular spin on Macbeth. Director Justin Kurzel takes full advantage of the rugged Scottish landscape (and fairly rugged cast members with the likes of Michael Fassbender being the foremost) ...

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The Martian

The last few years have provided us with a mixed bag of big sci fi films. The best have had some script issues but been carried through by other elements of the film (Gravity), some failed to realise that mindless ...

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Roger Waters The Wall

It finally came. After being released for the Toronto film festival back in 2014, general audiences last night could go see the concert film of Roger Waters’ latest staging of rock epic The Wall for one night only. It was ...

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Legend: Do You Think We Look Alike?

The Kray Twins have been committed to screen once again. The notorious East End gangsters who courted the world of glitz and glamour in the 60s whilst running their criminal outfit The Firm are often seen as ripe TV and ...

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45 Years

Kate and Geoff Mercer are planning a party for their 45th wedding anniversary. In the post, Geoff receives a letter: his first love’s body has been found, frozen in a glacier in the Swiss Alps where he lost her over ...

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The films that never were…

The recent release of Marvel’s Ant-Man enters into a wonderful ‘what if’ scenario. What if original director and writer Edgar Wright had stayed on the project he had been moulding since before the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What ...

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