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Pride (2014)

As a Brit who was born in the late eighties, my early childhood was surrounded by the tail end and aftermath of the Margaret Thatcher administration, a period in modern British history that could be argued to have been the most divisive in the last fifty years. Perhaps the most defining aspect of the Thatcher years…

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Sex Tape (2014)

Along with horror, comedies (particularly Hollywood made and aimed at a teenage and young adult audience) generally rank among the genres that I spend the least amount of time watching at the cinema. This isn’t because I dislike the genres as a whole, but more because, to be honest, more than any other genres horror…

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Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

The last time I went to the cinema to watch Nicole Kidman was back in May for the sleep inducing, not even memorable enough to be a classed as a car crash, Grace Of Monaco. Still a fan of the Oscar winning Australian though through the strength of works such as The Hours and, perhaps…

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

When Sin City came out in 2005, the big screen adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic strip received pretty much universal praise. The film was lauded for its impressive and unique visual style, coming as close to the look of a real comic book as any film ever had, but the picture’s revolutionary aesthetic was also…

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Lucy (2014)

Lucy, the latest offering from acclaimed French director Luc Besson is a cerebral science-fiction thriller starring Scarlett Johansson that explores the myth that humans only use ten percent of their brain capacity, and the consequences that might occur should further percentage use be unlocked. My relationship with sci-fi in cinema is very much routed in…

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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

I have a confession to make. I have never, ever, seen a Marvel film. For years I have nodded along in quiet agreement with anybody who preached the wonders of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and so on, never having seen a single second of any of them. There was something about Marvel’s…

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Robin Williams: 1951-2014

This morning, I awoke to a three word text from a friend that shook the sleep from my eyes and put a knot in my stomach, “RIP Robin Williams”. In the hour that followed I watched the news channel piece together what has to be the saddest Hollywood death in recent memory. Contemplating the apparent…