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  • 22 July

    22 July

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    22 July focuses on the atrocity carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011. First, he detonated a bomb in a van, which was situated near the tower block housing the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg; then he drove to Utoya Island and claimed to be a police officer sent to secure the island, before wreaking havoc with an assault rifle. This was all a part of his plan to inflict as much damage as possible, whilst garnering as…

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  • The Invention of Lying

    The Invention of Lying

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    I went into watching The Invention of Lying with a fair bit of trepidation. I remember there being a lot of mixed reviews at the time of its release back in 2009, but I still wanted to see it for myself to decide. Some even classed it as Gervais' worst work, and yet after having watched it today, I can't disagree more.

    From the get-go, I was hooked. The storyline and concept was fascinating to me and I particularly liked…

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

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    Popstar is a mockumentary based on the life of "Conner4Real" after he embarks on a solo career following his split from the "Style Boyz". The other two members of the Style Boyz are Lawrence, who became a farmer in Colorado after a failed solo attempt, and Owen, who stuck with Conner and was the DJ for the wildly successful debut album, Thriller Also, which sold four million copies worldwide. However, Conner now finds himself in a predicament: there is a…

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  • Platoon

    Platoon

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    Platoon is a film that focuses on the Vietnam war in 1967 when our protagonist, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), enlists in the infantry, leaving behind his university studies. We watch as the conflict and incessant violence begins to take its toll on Taylor's mental state. Those within his platoon are feeling the angst too, and seem to simply be counting down the days until they can leave the place they've labelled "hell on earth".

    What drew me to Platoon in…

  • Gotti

    Gotti

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    Gotti is a film based on, as you might have guessed, John Gotti; a mob figure who rose through the ranks to become the boss of the Gambino Crime Family, before being incarcerated in 1992. Gotti died a decade later in 2002 from throat cancer.

    I've seen many complaints about how this film rushes through Gotti's life, brushing over key parts and not giving the audience a great deal of insight into what happened. Whilst this is somewhat true, the…