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Star Wars: Journey to The Last Jedi – literature review

In wake of my article analysing From a Certain Point of View and continuing the tradition I started two years ago of examining the literature that ties into a new … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View – book review

In the run up to the arrival of Episode VII in 2015, I posted a trilogy of articles examining the most prominent works that existed in the rebooted Star Wars … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Revisiting War for the Planet of the Apes – a retrospective review

While Blade Runner 2049 is a close runner-up, without a doubt, the best movie I’ve seen so far this year is War for the Planet of the Apes. Unfortunately though, … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

You can’t save the DCEU alone – Justice League review

Justice League, the culmination of kind of, sort of, maybe, but not really phase one of the DC Extended Universe – who knows what way DC are structuring their movies?! … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Mighty Avenger returns – a Thor: Ragnarok review

When I first saw the trailer for Thor back in 2011, I was impressed to the point that I was positive it would be my favourite film that year. The … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blade Runner 2049 – a spoiler free review

The last time I wrote about Blade Runner, I was sitting in a room with several hundred other English undergrads answering an exam question about how Ridley Scott’s iconic cult … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – a spoiler free review

Kingsman: The Secret Service was, without a doubt, one of the most pleasant cinematic surprises of 2015. Based on the comic series by Scottish writer Mark Millar, the Matthew Vaughn-directed … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment