Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

After the fun breath of fresh air that was First Class and the madcap time-travel antics of Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse is competent but ultimately disappointing, content to spin its wheels rather than moving the franchise forward in any discernible way, repeating what we’ve already seen before and falling back onto weightless CGI […]

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Review: Eddie the Eagle

Eddie The Eagle may not have flown in real life, but there are moments when he soars on-screen. Dexter Fletcher’s feel-good romp avoids the saccharine tones which have undermined other takes on the genre, and makes you forget that you actually know the ending. Latent nods to Billy Elliot and Cool Runnings make this a […]

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Face-to-face with danger in Greenland

This summer three friends and I are planning to sail to Greenland to climb some of the enormous cliffs that rise out of the sea along the island’s west coast. We’re all students who met through the Oxford University Mountaineering Club, and all have some years’ experience rock-climbing around the world. But nothing quite this […]

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