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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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Editorial: My Top Five Comfort Movies

5) The Pink Panther (1964) The Pink Panther mixes a bemused comic spirit with ambitious and farcical comedic set pieces. But the film’s most comforting element is Peter Sellers’s Inspector Clouseau. There’s something inherently relatable about him. At times, I … Continue reading

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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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