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The Hateful Eight: Elegance and tension in new Tarantino flick

The Hateful Eight: Elegance and tension in new Tarantino flick

Arts, Film January 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm Comments

The Hateful Eight, director Quentin Tarantino’s most recent film, is by its very nature difficult to review without spoilers. The central premise is simple; John Ruth (played by Kurt Russell) is a bounty hunter known forRead More

The Force Awakens: Considering the Moment

The Force Awakens: Considering the Moment

Arts, Film January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

FAIR, BLATANT WARNING: This article contains plot spoilers for the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens and all Star Wars films before it. After this sentence, there will be immediate discussion about Star Wars: The ForceRead More

Attack on Titan Parts One & Two: an essay by Megan Talbot

Attack on Titan Parts One & Two: an essay by Megan Talbot

Arts, Film January 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm Comments

THE Attack On Titan films are based on the ongoing manga series of the same name, which began in 2009. Attack On Titan has been hugely successful since its beginning, spawning a series of light novels asRead More

Carol: The love story that made me like love stories

Carol: The love story that made me like love stories

Arts, Film January 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments

I COME TO this review of Carol as someone who does not like romantic films. I find rom-coms annoying and unfunny, I find romantic tragedies overly mopey (albeit with a few exceptions) and I find straightforward love storiesRead More

Maggie Smith plays the titular Lady, van out of shot

The Lady in the Van – Dame Maggie Smith on form in Alan Bennett adaptation

Arts, Film December 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm Comments

THE LADY IN THE VAN is based on a true account by playwright Alan Bennett of a period of 15 years during which a woman living in a van came to stay on his driveway in London.Read More

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (A Spoiler-Free Review!)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (A Spoiler-Free Review!)

Arts, Film December 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm Comments

CONSIDER Star Wars redeemed; like many other fans, I can finally start purging the memories of the prequels from my mind. This is A New Hope, in more than one way. Fans will find the overall plotRead More

Spectre: Review

Spectre: Review

Arts, Film November 2, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments

The following review contains spoilers for Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012)   EXPECTATIONS can be tricky things. Any audience brings a whole pile of them, and how they perceive the film will, to an extent, depend on how theRead More

Everest – Solid as a rock

Everest – Solid as a rock

Arts, Film October 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm Comments

If you just want to know if Everest is worth a download a few months down the line then I would say it is a good, but not amazing, film. Recently there seems to have beenRead More

Once Upon A Time In Aberystwyth – Leone classic at Aber Arts Centre

Once Upon A Time In Aberystwyth – Leone classic at Aber Arts Centre

Arts, Film October 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm Comments

SERGIO Leone’s 1984 film Once Upon A Time in America remains, in my opinion, one of the finest films ever made. Carried by a haunting soundtrack which is essentially four notes, great acting from James Woods,Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road: Orange is the New Max

Mad Max: Fury Road: Orange is the New Max

Arts, Film October 15, 2015 at 8:00 am Comments

MAD MAX: FURY Road is the kind of movie this world doesn’t deserve, just yet. When female characters are treated as more than vehicles for the advancement of a man’s story, when the audience for action filmsRead More