Category - Film & TV

Film & TV

Interview: Inside Out

 Following the release of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’, Eleanor Parkyn interviewed former Cardiff University student Paul Oakley who has been working as a...

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Review: The Last Witch Hunter

The opening scene of The Last Witch Hunter made me think.
It made me think ‘God, those Lord of the Rings films really were pretty good.’
Some of the...

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The Rules of Spoilers

Spoilers suck, plain and simple. No matter how much you try to forget that he dies, or pretend that it’s an elaborate hoax, there’s just no escaping that...

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Review: The Program

Is there anything more tragic than a racing-movie that never gets up to speed?
Well… yes.
Obviously yes.
There are many things more tragic than that...

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Review: Everest

Climbing Mt. Everest is a challenge of two halves; getting to the summit is only half of the mission. Once there you have to get back home. Likewise, this is a...

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Review: Macbeth

Rather than opening Macbeth with the classic battle featured in Act One of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Australian director Justin Kurzel presents a motif that...

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Review: The Martian

I am a lone vessel in this vast void of nothingness. One man stranded on Mars with only his wits, spirit and science skills to accompany him.
The Martian...

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Review: Convenience

Billed as ‘a buddy comedy heist movie, Clerks meets Dog Day Afternoon,‘ Convenience is one of the best British comedy films in recent years. Ray...

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Review: Solace

Solace? More like boring.
I don’t understand this film. It’s meant to be a mystery thriller but I didn’t find any mystery and little to no thrills...

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Review: Just Jim

Welsh actor Craig Roberts (Submarine, Comes a Bright Day, Bad Neighbours) makes a very strong directorial debut in Just Jim, a film in which he also writes and...

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Review: Straight Outta Compton

Never has a biographical film impressed me in the last decade than Straight Outta Compton. This film follows the start of ‘‘gangsta rap’’ and its...

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Review: Irrational Man

Irrational Man is the new film directed by Woody Allen, a light black comedy about Abe, a philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix), who is at a low point in his...

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Review: The Bad Education Movie

The plot of The Bad Education Movie follows incompetent teacher Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall) and his mischievous yet beloved History class as they embark on...

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Review: Inside Out

With Inside Out Pixar have staged a triumphant return to form. Directed by Pete Docter the film tells the story of Riley, a young girl, struggling to adjust...

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Review: Buttercup Bill

Playing out as almost Lynchian in its twisted dream-like reality, Buttercup Bill is a unique film from directors Remy Bennett and Émilie Richard-Froozan...

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Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

I feel fairly safe in saying that Guy Ritchie’s latest offering provides the viewer with style over substance. Much like the director’s previous Sherlock...

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