Category Archives: Lists

Editorial: My Top Five X-Men Scenes

5) An Awkward Reunion  If you wanted an encapsulation of James McAvoy’s range as Charles Xavier, then this scene delivers in spades. Awkward, amusing, heartfelt and even flirtatious, McAvoy deftly illustrates Xavier’s hard but necessary choice to erase Moira McTaggart’s … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Anticipated Movies of 2020

10 The King’s Man This is quite an odd pick, seeing as I have not seen the first two Kingman’s films. However, based on the trailer, the film seems like an intriguing early 20th-century spy film with colourful revisionism for … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Films of 2019

10) Stan & Ollie Stan & Ollie is a delightful and gentle tribute to the famed comedic duo. Told in the pair’s twilight years of fame, the film wonderfully depicts their relationship as though its a marriage in its last … Continue reading

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Ranked: The Star Wars Films (1977-2019)

 11) Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Attack of the Clones is a shrug of a movie, often mixing belaboured action sequences with awkward dialogue exchanges. It also marks George Lucas’ digital ascetic at its least charming and … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Star Wars Scenes (The Skywalker Saga)

5) I think I just blasted it In a sequence that lovingly embraces George Lucas’ infamous “Faster, more intense” direction: Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia find themselves trapped in a section of the Death Star, with Stormtroopers shooting from above … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Ten Films of the Decade

10) Gone Girl David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s popular novel twists the knife with its observations of the public and private perceptions of relationships, whilst also probing about how well we truly know our respective other. Featuring subtle direction, … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Tarantino Scenes

5) A Wanted Man and Old Man Hatch A Deal Honestly, I could have put this whole chapter. It’s an exercise in Tarantino filtering Sergio Leone esque buildup through his unique and idiosyncratic ascetic; boiling tension caused by mundane actions … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2019

10) Captain Marvel Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film boasts an enticing 90s period piece, an Invasion of the Body Snatchers esque premise and a heavy influence of RoboCop. I’m curious to see whether these various elements will result in … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Films of 2018

10) You Were Never Really Here You Were Never Really Here is a blistering and stark character study of a man whose violent existence is no longer soothing the traumas of his past. Instead, it entrenches him further into hopelessness … Continue reading

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200th Post Special: My Top Ten Favourite Films

10) Rashomon (1950) Akira Kurosawa’s mesmerising tale about the subjective accounts of a murdered Samurai introduced the world to Japanese Cinema. Its imprint can still be traced in films as diverse as The Last Jedi and Isle of Dogs. As … Continue reading

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