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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service is brilliant. It’s fun, fast, clever, and original within a genre that tends to fall on its laurels. The film is undeniably British, but I do hope it does well with an international audience, as I ...

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Stardust: Novel and film

In 2007, long before I had read any Neil Gaiman, my university flat mate dragged me along to see a film called Stardust. She had nothing but praise for the novel and couldn’t wait to see the film. I remember ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Twelve Monkeys

Terry Gilliam has a gift for creating visually stunning yet disturbing films. Among them is cult favourite science fiction thriller Twelve Monkeys (1995). Based on a 1962 French short film, La Jetée, it is now being completely ‘reimagined’ as a ...

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Sitting in the darkened cinema watching Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), I continued to have the same thought rolling through my mind over and over again: ‘This is brilliant.’ With each new plot twist my smile widened. I ...

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My Favourite Things: 2014 edition

Every year there are so many new additions to the creative world. No one could ever keep up with all of it. And this uber-consumer of popular culture products is no different. That said, I have consumed an awful lot ...

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