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Rogue One: A Star Wars blunder

The positive reviews started flooding in, giving me hope – but I’ve been burned before and I’ll be burned again. Are these critics seeing the same films I’m seeing? Rogue One is yet another example of what is wrong with ...

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Paterson: I’m working on a poem for you

In Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Paterson lives in Paterson, New Jersey, driving the bus along the central Paterson route. It’s a film about finding artistry and meaning in everyday life, emphasising the humdrum routine as our hero gets up, has breakfast, ...

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Shove Them

Buried somewhere under the Warner Bros lot, Rupert Grint is turning in his grave. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the newest addition to the Potter-verse, tenuously linked to a little supplemental bestiary published during the original Harry ...

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Those end of year lists…

We’re now in November (at least at time of writing), so the early ruminations on what will feature in my Best of and Worst of 2016 list has begun. There is every chance that I will see something to slot ...

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Arrival: What is your purpose?

The best science fiction is philosophical and thought provoking. I don’t mean to suggest that good science fiction has to be as mind-numbingly slow and boring as 2001: A Space Odyssey, but really good scifi is rarely just explosions and ...

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