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Creed (2015)

For a person who loves sports movies, I have always had something of a distant relationship with the Rocky franchise. I saw the original, Best Picture winning film some years ago, and since then have perhaps seen two others in no particular order, with a definite trip to the cinema to see 2006’s Rocky Balboa…

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The Revenant (2015)

Along with all of the usual tropes that accompany awards season, a new, endlessly fun campaign has arisen in the last few years, the dedicated campaign from fans to see Leonardo DiCaprio finally be given the Oscar that they believe he has deserved and been overlooked for multiple times. This year, Leo’s shot at Academy…

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

For somebody who grew up watching and absolutely obsessing over the likes of Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill far before it was age appropriate for me to do so, these days every new Quentin Tarantino release is greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Whilst 2012’s Django Unchained failed to satisfy some critics, I continued to…

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The Danish Girl (2015)

Happy new year, everybody! As 2016 begins, so does the onslaught of all of the major motion pictures that are going to be part of the conversation when it comes to picking and giving shiny prizes to movies and actors in a couple of months. One such film that has been making waves in the…

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Top Ten: Films Of 2015

Well, as another year in cinema comes to a close, it’s once again to throw my list making two cents in to the hat and present you with my top ten movies of the year. It really feels as though 2015 has been a mega year for movies, with the return of some much loved…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

As a nine year old Star Wars loving child, I still have a vivid memory of sitting in the cinema and crying at the awfulness of what I had just witnessed in The Phantom Menace. It’s no cinematic secret that the prequels were a huge dissapointment and a severe dent in the reputation of the…

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Sisters (2015)

It’s been quite a while since I saw a female buddy movie that actually delivered in terms of real humour and enjoyable plot. In fact, I would perhaps go as far back as The Heat for a picture in the genre that truly left me satisfied and wanting more. Sisters, though, on the outset, looked…