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My Top Five Alternative Christmas Films

5) Jingle All The Way (1996) Straight up, I don’t like Jingle All The Way. It ruins the holiday spirit with a full embrace of cynical commercialism (via its plot of a father’s search for a hot new toy for … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Songbird (2021)

The trailer for Songbird snuck up on me with the hard hitting force of a snowball to the ear (true story). Through a conversation with a dear confidante, I was made aware of the controversy of the trailer that seemed … Continue reading

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My Top Five Alternative Horror Films

5) Black Sabbath (1963) What’s Halloween without an anthology film to make your blood run cold? Mario Bava’s striking, colourful and dreamlike film tell stories that vary from telephone stalking to a chilling vampire tale. Aside from inspiring the name … Continue reading

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Review: Hellraiser (1987)

Some films fill you with a feverish excitement and the ability to endlessly rhapsodise about them like a hyperactive parrot. Hellraiser is one of those films. Since I first saw it in my late teens, the film has disturbed and … Continue reading

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Review: To Catch a Thief (1955)

Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest has been often interpreted as his version of a James Bond picture. However, To Catch a Thief is equally worthy of consideration for the crown. Cary Grant’s John Robie (a former cat burglar) has to … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Dune (2020)

If there ever was a trailer that was going to make me drop everything and immediately watch (with the mad crazed energy of a chihuahua on a sugar high) then it’s the one for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. In a year … Continue reading

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Review: Mulan (2020)

Out of all the animated features that graced the 90s Disney renaissance, Mulan was the most intriguing. The film proved to be an interesting inversion of the Disney formula: justifying the existence of its central sidekick (Mushu) by paralleling his … Continue reading

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Review: X-Men (2000)

In the context of the booming comic book movie genre, returning to watch X-Men is akin to looking through old photos of yourself as a teenager. Sure, you looked goofy trying to be a goth or regret that one time … Continue reading

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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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Personal Post: Why I’m Not Seeing Tenet when it hits UK Cinemas

It’s never easy being the man who sits at the back of auditorium with their arms firmly crossed and their head shaking when the rest of the room is in general agreement over a course of action. But alas, I … Continue reading

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