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The Librarians: Should you be watching?

Back in 2004, Noah Wyle starred in the first of three made for TV movies based on a mysterious librarian who protected magical artefacts. While never terribly original, the franchise was full of family fun, general silliness, and grand adventures. ...

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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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Binge watching: Hemlock Grove

I had heard of Hemlock Grove some time ago, recommended to me for the weird mystery and excellent werewolf transformations. Since then, I’ve had it recommended to me several times over. So I found it particularly interesting that after a ...

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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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