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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos’ last feature The Lobster was one of the most original and memorable films of 2015. The director specialises in absurd tales of the sinister and blackly humorous. His latest film The Killing of a Sacred Deer is every ...

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The Orville: A Star Trek pastiche

How many episodes should a series need to work out what it’s about? No, I don’t mean the audience working it out, but the show itself. The Orville can’t seem to decide what it is going for. Is it a spoof? ...

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I have rarely been so disappointed with a film. Not only did I love Kingsman: The Secret Service but the sequel opens with a fight scene played out to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy. How could a film that used Prince ...

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Binge watching: The IT Crowd

Two IT guys and an attractive woman walk into a bar… she must be a work colleague. Graham Linehan’s The IT Crowd is all about stereotypes. The humour is almost entirely derived from stereotypes of computer geeks as well as ...

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Logan Lucky: We got a plan

Jimmy Logan gets laid off from his construction job at the big Nascar circuit in Charlotte. His ex-wife is trying to move away with their daughter in tow and he’s going to need funds if ever plans to see his ...

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The art of the trailer: Genre tropes

The genre of a film determines a lot, from typical plot points and character arcs to visual style. It’s no surprise then that trailers follow a similar pattern. It might sound obvious that the trailers for comedies and thrillers follow ...

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Binge watching: Bluestone 42

BBC shows have such short seasons that I often feel as though I blink and miss shows entirely. I had never so much as heard of Bluestone 42 when I stumbled across it on Netflix. What’s this? A military sitcom ...

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