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TV

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Netflix TV Review

– Includes potential spoilers –

Covering the books written by Lemony Snicket, the latest original series to arrive on Netflix is the book adaptation of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘. Originally made into one singular film back in 2004 under the same name, the narrative follows three siblings recently orphaned after a fire destroying their family home; propelling them into a world lacking the stability and safety they were accustomed to.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Sing Street (2016)

Film Review

Forced to adapt to the new surroundings of state school in 1980’s Dublin, 14-year-old Conor is struggling with a crumbling family and is yearning for an escape. After coming across a mysterious young model, Raphina, he then strives to form his own band to impress her, made up of a contrasting group of students. Together, they begin to write and practice, finding their own sound, personality and image with the help of Raphina.

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Top Films of 2016

Top 16 Films of 2016

Nearing the end of 2016, it’s about time to reflect on the releases of this year. Thanks to Cineworld Unlimited, I’ve managed to get to my local cinema a vast amount of times this year, so I’ve got a lot to choose from. As it was 2016, I’ve gone with a selection of 16 films that have topped my cinema year. This is just my opinions here; all views are my own and are selected through the UK cinema release dates.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Film Review

Edited review published and written for Film Inquiry

2016 is already shaping up to become the year of reboots and sequels, whether or not they are deemed desirable or not is a different matter. Now You See Me indeed worked as a solo endeavour back when the magic was introduced three years previous. The existence of the sequel may come as a surprise to some, due to the mixed responses circling the first instalment. Yet, the success that followed in the box office did prove enough to induce the development of the second act.

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Film, Movie Reviews

The Nice Guys (2016)

Film Review

Written and uploaded with Starskify – 18th June 2016

The year is 1977. Los Angeles is the home for private investigator Holland March, who is recruited to track down the whereabouts of a girl deemed to be associated with a recently deceased famous porn star. His investigations lead him to encounter the somewhat unconventional enforcer Jackson Healy, who also happens to be linked with the missing girl. Brought together, the two detectives further encounter associations of conspiracy which leads them on a wild goose chase of deception, proving that it’s not always easy to be considered one of the nice guys.

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Music, Video Reviews

POV in Music Videos

Article/Discussion

Establishing a discussion regarding the topic of music videos and their situation in contemporary media may be considered as foreign territory for me. Yet the analysis of recent video release from Panic! At The Disco and the use of first person POV technique sparks a new curiosity that I was eager to explore.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Foster Florence Jenkins (2016)

Film Review

Published with Starskify – 19th May 2016

Not shy from life on the stage, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) becomes inspired to pursue the desire of urging her performances further through the exhilaration of opera singing. Always graced with a passion for music and along with her devoted husband St Clair (Hugh Grant) and accompanying pianist Cosmé McMoon (Simon Helberg), nothing will stand between her and her dream, not even her unpleasant singing talents.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Film Review

Initially published for FilmDebate – 30th April 2016

Determined from a young age, Eddie Edwards has the dream of competing in the Winter Olympics. His father constantly undermines him, and team mates never accept him, but Eddie insists on travelling to across the world to pursue his aspiration. With drunken former champion Bronson Peary by his side, he makes sure nothing stands in his way to ensure he is part of the  team and furthermore, Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Film Review

1950’s Hollywood, home to Capitol Pictures, holding host to a number or rising stars and high class productions of entertainment and film. Eddie Mannix is in control of putting the multitude of cast and crew in their place and restore order when things don’t turn out the way they were planned. Mannix busily goes about dealing with the disappearance of a leading actor, the love life of a swimmer, the pains of an uncooperative, western thespian among others during this seemingly ordinary day in showbiz.

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