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Editorial: My Top Five Moviegoing Experiences (Inspired by Filmspotting)

Introduction & Tribute Cinemas are still unfortunately closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the memories of how our movie outings have moved us, thrilled us and in some rare instances- changed our lives, still linger. As we reflect fondly … Continue reading

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Miyazaki May: The Wind Rises (2014)

More then any other film that Hayao Miyazaki has made, The Wind Rises seems to be a mirror that casts the most personal reflection of the animated auteur. Part of this comes from Rises being the last movie he made … Continue reading

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Miyazaki May: Spirited Away (2003)

Spirited Away is a special film. It’s an experience that’s delightful, wondrous and truly transportive. Whilst on a stroll with her parents, Chihiro Ogino (Rumi Hiiragi) comes across an empty street with some restaurants that are seemingly open for business. … Continue reading

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Miyazaki May: Princess Mononoke (2001)

As a genre, animated movies are by and large treated with kid gloves, often being dismissed based on their cartoony aesthetic and place in the multiplex cycle. Films like Princess Mononoke shatter this frequent preconception. Hayao Miyazaki’s stunning and meditative … Continue reading

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Editorial: COVID-19 and My Future Blog Posts

This week has seen a complete closure of cinemas, gyms, pubs, coffee shops and many other public places. It hardly needs reminding that COVID-19 has changed the fabric of our lives and way we do things. With the closure of … Continue reading

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250th Post: Why I Continue Blogging

Between you and me, the statement of why I continue blogging should be something of a affirmation to a blogging mid life crisis (500 posts and upwards). However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put everything into perspective. Not only are we … Continue reading

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My Movie Blogging Resolutions for 2020

Happy New Year everyone. Love them or hate them, New Year’s resolutions help to focus the mind on what we need to improve or achieve. In the spirit of that, here are my movie blogging resolutions for 2020. What do … 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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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: Why I Love Star Wars

Star Wars is a cinematic bedtime story that I’ve enjoyed since the age of seven. My introduction to the series was a 1995 trailer on the Power Rangers: The Movie VHS. The fast flurry of images that highlighted parts of … Continue reading

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