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REVIEW: The Other Side of Hope

*SPOILER ALERT* Rare titles take many forms: obscure books, once-in-a-lifetime gigs and, every once in a while, a foreign film. Recent release, The Other Side of Hope, is my first entry into Finnish cinema, and what a lasting impression it left. There’s no avoiding the current migrant crisis - by all means, a humanitarian disaster.… Continue reading REVIEW: The Other Side of Hope

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Eerie On The Ear: Breaking Down The Get Out Soundtrack

*SPOILER ALERT* There are some films which divide people, and others which bring people together. New release Get Out falls into the former category, for reasons which will shock and surprise you. There's not much I can say about this film that hasn't been said already. One end of the spectrum have labelled it groundbreaking,… Continue reading Eerie On The Ear: Breaking Down The Get Out Soundtrack

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REVIEW: The David Lean Cinema presents Under the Shadow

*SPOILER ALERT* "There's nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on." When Twilight Zone writer Rod Serling uttered those famous words, he was clearly being ironic. For when the lights go out, that's when our nightmares come to life. 2016 release, Under the Shadow, gives us terror of the most cerebral… Continue reading REVIEW: The David Lean Cinema presents Under the Shadow

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The Founder: A burger, fries and a little persistence

** SPOILER ALERT** If Trump’s monumental rise to power has taught us anything, it’s that salespeople have the potential to make it big. Ray Kroc made history in 1961 when he became the successful owner of McDonald's: fast food restaurant chain we all know and recognise. Starting out with just a simple franchise idea for a… Continue reading The Founder: A burger, fries and a little persistence

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REVIEW: Lion

Rare titles - it's been a long time. A year and a half in fact. The last time I came on here it was to review a debut album by hip hop producer, Philly B. Since then I've completed an NCTJ (Journalism) diploma, and have also landed a full time role as a Content Writer. I return… Continue reading REVIEW: Lion

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Easter story: Top 5 terrifying bunnies in film

Traditionally Easter is a time of sacrifice and celebration. When Christians round the world remember the death and subsequent resurrection of the almighty Jesus Christ. Nowadays, it's an excuse for many of us to take time off work and gorge ourselves on chocolate. In cinema however, one of the festival's most cherished symbols has come to mean… Continue reading Easter story: Top 5 terrifying bunnies in film

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Three-Parent Babies: re-awakening fears of genetic engineering in film

Here in the UK we're famous for a great many things: the Royal Family, the birth of the Industrial Revolution, sports personalities, Authors. But in recent months we've laid to claim to something rather sinister. As of February this year, it became official that the UK was to become the first ever nation to legalise… Continue reading Three-Parent Babies: re-awakening fears of genetic engineering in film