Review: Blair Witch

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A little over four months ago, a teaser trailer for a film entitled The Woods was released. It heaped praise upon itself by saying things like, “A new beginning for horror films.” However, the first thing that most people thought of when watching the trailer was The Blair Witch Project. It soon became very clear that The Woods was not what it seemed to be, especially when the shots appeared to be in a ‘found footage’ style, and thus it was fair to hypothesize it was either going to be a Blair Witch sequel or follow a similar format.

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Preview: Hacksaw Ridge

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Set for a November release, Hacksaw Ridge tells the amazing true story of US Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, a conscientious objector who claimed the USA’s most prestigious military award for gallantry, the Medal of Honor, for his service in America’s WWII Pacific Campaign. Doss served in the infamous battle of Okinawa and conducted his role without carrying or using a weapon at any time due to his religious opposition to taking a life.

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Preview: A Monster Calls

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The common, perhaps pretentious, and ever-present commentary on book-to-film adaptations is that the book will always be better. (This is not, of course, to judge people who prefer movie adaptations to books, or vice versa, as both mediums have their strong points. That’s a piece for another time.)

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Preview: Anthropoid

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Anthropoid, recently released in US and UK cinemas, is a World War II drama surrounding Operation Anthropoid – a British led mission approved by the Czechoslovak government-in-exile to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, head of the combined security services of Nazi Germany, and the man put in charge of the “Final Solution”. Co-written and directed by Sean Ellis (Cashback, Metro Manila), the film stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as two Czech nationals parachuted into their occupied homeland to attempt this assignment. Continue reading

Gene Wilder- A Tribute

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Gene Wilder, the iconic and energetic American film star and writer passed away aged 83 on the 29th of August. His legacy is a meaningful, memorable and well loved one. Here three of our writers offer personal tributes and discuss what made Wilder so iconic, examining his career through three of his finest films…

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