Profile: Mark Gatiss

“I feel like I should be proposing something controversial,” Mark Gatiss confides. Cleanly-cut in stylish gray suit and with an obvious flair for the debonair, it is no great stretch to detect in Gatiss himself the mannerly (if often slightly sinister) gentleman of his defining roles. From top-tier omnipotent government official Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock […]

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Review: Logan

If you’re anything like me, your first response to hearing they were making another Wolverine film would’ve been some sort of resigned, strangled concoction of vowels and despair. After X-Men: Apocalypse took home the lifetime achievement award for services to blandness and coming off the back of two solo Wolverine duds, expectations were not high […]

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Review: Hidden Figures

The Hidden Figures trailer had me at hello. The golden, formidable trifecta of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe set expectations sky-high to a fast-paced, unapologetic of a teaser trailer promising a fiercely unfettered script. Frustratingly however, the film never quite reaches lift off. Still featuring fantastic production value and gorgeous costuming, Hidden Figures is still […]

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Indie Dive: Hardcore Henry

For the last Indie Dive of term, I’m taking over what’s usually Uju’s classier section of the paper where she exposes the hidden gems of film, to talk about what is, at the end of the day, a rather dumb action film (sorry). The most striking thing about Hardcore Henry is its aesthetic, as it’s […]

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Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

Batman’s back, but you’d be forgiven for wondering whether he’d ever gone away.  As Alfred        describes the numerous ‘phases’ the Caped Crusader has been through, you realise just how well established the character’s mythos is. It is, therefore, rather fitting that this Lego incarnation both leans on and lampoons this chequered past, and delivers a […]

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Neglected Netflix: Community

Community might just be my favourite sitcom of all time. Fuelled by the singular voice of creator Dan Harmon, Community barrels between the self-referentially silly and the character driven serious, and at its best achieves moments of the sublime when it combines the two to create something bordering on the philosophically profound within its own […]

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C’est la vi-llian: Hollywood

Alfred Hitchcock once said: ‘The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture’. “Villain” however, didn’t clearly mean “bad guy” till the 1800s. The Medieval Latin villanus meant villager, which went on to be used to describe those outside of polite society: the poor, criminals, etc. A villain therefore, can be said to simply […]

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Review: Annie Hall

I always find it’s good (for my ego at least) to begin an article with a grand, overarching and probably oversimplified pronouncement, so I’ll start with this: Annie Hall is the best romantic comedy ever made. More than that, it’s probably one of the best comedies full stop ever made, being one of the few […]

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