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Review: No-One (2021)

Preamble Straight up, this is my 300th blog post. I’ve had several ideas to celebrate this milestone, including a review of 300 (gimmicky I know) and the cringe-worthy equivalent to a clip show episode of a sitcom (in the form … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Preamble Is there a good shot in Quantum of Solace? Based on its reputation, you’d be inclined to say no. However, setting aside the mixed reception, odd title and the writer’s strike crippling the screenplay, there’s a shot worth discussing. … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Dune Trailer 2 (2021)

Preamble Just in time for the UK’s hot and humid Summer, a second trailer for Dune comes to wipe away the sweat. Complementing a series of character posters and 10 minutes of footage debuting at IMAX screenings, the 3 minute … Continue reading

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Personal Tribute: Richard Donner

Preamble To quote Adele, “Hello, it’s me.” After over a month, I finally return, tumbling onto the blogging stage with the shuffling awkwardness of a turtle trying to get to the other side in a hurry. Bad jokes aside, I … 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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My Favourite Track: X-Men 2 (2003)

In the context of modern superhero scores, X-Men 2 appeared on the scene like a breath of fresh air. Despite the 90s X-Men animated series having a dedicated theme (via the electrifying and energising intro music), superhero movies by and … Continue reading

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Editorial: Intro to X-Men August

After taking some time off, it’s honestly good to be back. I’ve been wracking my brains about to do in August. There are many directors, genres and even actors that could have easily chimed with August (from Pedro Almodóvar to … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Three Ennio Morricone Scores

I honestly could not let the week slip away without paying tribute to Ennio Morricone. My introduction to the Italian maestro was at a pub lunch in 2014. A friend of mine was writing a list of essential movies to … Continue reading

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