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Review: Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Trailer     Ireland in the early 13th century was a fascinating, and very under-appreciated, historical period. Our understanding of what the situation in Ireland was like at that time is simplistic, in my opinion. Some people tend to … Continue reading

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Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Hollywood can’t get enough of the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. 15 years after Sam Raimi’s version of the character helped to revitalised the superhero genre, and five years after Mark Webb’s attempt reminded us how boring and samey … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Capability

We have established our villain, we have given him some character, now we need to start looking at what makes them loom large over the audience, in terms of the power or abilities they have, their willingness to use these … Continue reading

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Review: Shimmer Lake, The Farthest, Headshot

Another series of short reviews this week, with the latter two viewed during the Audi Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year. Shimmer Lake Trailer On Friday a disgraced former public prosecutor Andy Sikes (Rainn Wilson) is shot dead while on … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Justification

In most kinds of stories, we know who the hero is. We know this because the hero is generally the main character, and is generally easy to spot relative to the bad guy. The hero is trying to stop nefarious … Continue reading

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Review: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Trailer I could, in this introduction, talk about how DC and its “DCEU” is treading water, critically at least, with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in the unenviable position of needing to right the ship. I could talk about … Continue reading

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Review: War Machine

War Machine Trailer     Two weeks on, and we’re back with Netflix’ second Middle-eastern war based offerings. Unlike Sand Castle however, War Machine is very much looking at the big picture, and what could be bigger, when it came … Continue reading

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