Category Archives: Film

Hidden Figures – Film Review

Hidden Figures is based on the true story of three African American female mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – who worked at NASA in the 1960s. Given the racism and sexism of the time, this was … Continue reading

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Moonlight – film review

Last weekend, Moonlight made Oscar to history by becoming the first film with an all-black cast to win Best Picture, the first LGBT-themed themed film to win Best Picture and only the second film (behind Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A … Continue reading

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Lion: Film Review

(Includes some spoilers) Lion is a film that I went into with few expectations. I didn’t know too much about the story, except that it involved Dev Patel’s character losing touch with his family and then tracing them through Google … Continue reading

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T2: Trainspotting – film review

If you’re in your 40s, it’s a pretty safe bet that, about 20 years ago, either you or someone you know will have had a Trainspotting poster on their wall. And owned the soundtrack. And, of course, went to see … Continue reading

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Film Review: Manchester By The Sea

The two films most tipped for Oscar success are pretty much polar opposites of each other. La La Land is bright, technicolour, wildly ambitious and dazzlingly showy. Manchester By The Sea, on the other hand, is low-key, subtle, and languid. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arrival

I eventually caught up with Arrival tonight, one of the most critically acclaimed films of last year, and one that’s tipped for more than a few Oscars. Personally, I’d be surprised if it did receive Academy glory (sci-fi films tend … Continue reading

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Film review – La La Land

I went to see La La Land tonight, the new film from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It’s been tipped to sweep the board at the Oscars, having already claimed a record number of Golden … Continue reading

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