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Alien: Covenant

As one of my friends quipped, this film should really be called Alien vs Prometheus. Not only does Alien: Covenant give you the unwanted sequel to Prometheus, but smushed on top of that is a very formulaic Alien remake. The ...

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

My, oh my. Where to begin? King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is Guy Ritchie’s attempt to bring the Arthurian legends to the big screen in the style of big fantasy blockbusters like Lord of the Rings. I say ‘in ...

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Mad Max: Fury Road – Black & Chrome

This is an interesting return to cinemas for a film whose reputation is already outlasting a lot of its peers from 2015. Mad Max: Fury Road finds itself at cinemas once more, this time screened in the monochrome version that ...

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The Handmaiden

I fully expect this film to be in my top 5 by the end of the year. The Handmaiden is maestro Park Chan-Wook’s adaptation of Sarah Water’s The Fingersmith. The action is relocated from Victorian England to Japanese-occupied Korea – though ...

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VIDEOSYNCRATIC by Jon Spira

I feel like I need to preface this review with a disclaimer: the author of this book, Jon Spira, is a (long-suffering) friend of mine. Having said that, I pride myself on approaching such things with absolute objectivity to the ...

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