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  • Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker


    Listen, besides the fact that this is wish fulfillment fantasy at it's worst, where our special snowflake blank slate seems to be a magnet that attracts abusive men and her distinct lack of self-preservation skills make it really hard to care about her well being when she ignores hundreds of the most blatant red-flags in existence... Besides all this, I didn't actually hate the movie.

    It's a well made movie and it helps that, unlike the last one, this film…

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    Absolutely beautiful, resoundingly catchy and eerily relevant to any dreamers feeling down on their luck.

    I will say, despite it being an amazing film, the fact it's getting a lot of awards is probably more to do with Hollywood wankery than the film itself. Either way, at least more people are going to go see this gem as a result!

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  • Nightcrawler



    This is one of the most intense and enthralling character pieces I have seen on film. The film has it's flaws, that's to be sure. Some have argued that the score is a let down and I personally feel that the side-characters, in particular Riz Ahmed's Rick, were a little under-drawn. The love and attention of this film is clearly and definitely focused on the character of Louis Bloom, portrayed through a phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Louis Bloom is…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service


    Matthew Vaughn has gone on record recently stating that audiences are sick of the ‘grim’ and ‘dark’ Christopher Nolan style comic book films. You only need to look at this man’s record to see that he definitely practices what he preaches. Boasting a filmography including Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class it’s very clear that Vaughn tends towards the bright, colourful and fun side of the comic book spectrum. In his latest work, Vaughn has developed another comic book property…