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Cinema Psychos: 5 Classic Slasher Movies 

The slasher movie: a term given to any horror film where there’s a psychopathic killer on the loose. The golden period for this sub-genre was during the 1970s and 1980s. Even if you’ve never seen a slasher movie, you’ll probably have some idea of the classic tropes that come into play. Most of these films […]

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5 of the Most Badass Women in Movies

If you (like me) can’t get enough of badass women in film, here are five female characters who could take out of even the most menacing villains. There are plenty of strong female protagonists to choose from, but I’ve gone for the most iconic and memorable. Here are my top five picks:

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World Cinema: 6 Must-See Foreign Films

Throughout my movie watching, some of the best films I have seen are in foreign languages. If you don’t already, you should definitely watch foreign films as it’s a great way to expand your worldview. They are worth your time – trust me! If you consider yourself a true cinema fan, then there is no […]

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6 Essential Comedies

Forget about family friendly comedies and anything starring Adam Sandler post-90s. I like the best of the best, so that means comedies that aren’t afraid to push the envelope. I’m talking about films with ballsy humour and those that can make unfunny subjects funny. Say goodbye to PG-rated comedies and watch these instead… This is […]

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Top 5 Weirdest Films That Are Worth Your Time

Most weird films come from the independent world, not Hollywood, because the stranger the movie, the less likely it will be successful. I have seen plenty of weird films, some good and some terrible. Here are five that I believe have a unique place in cinema. Un Chien Andalou (1929) What happens when you pair […]

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The 10 Best British Urban Films

To say that the British urban genre is the most disregarded genre in film would be an understatement. I’ve seen a lot of these films over the years, the good ones and the bad ones, but they always take a no-nonsense approach to serious themes concerning race, poverty, drugs and other societal problems. These films […]

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5 of the Best Coming-of-Age Films

We had Stand By Me and The Breakfast Club in the ’80s and Dazed and Confused in the ’90s, and yes they are great coming-of-age films, but is there really any need to keep reminding you of that in every film list over and over again? So, I’ve decided to select some alternate choices. I have always strongly connected with coming-of-age […]

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Top 10 Best Films of 2016

I think it’s fair to say that it has been quite a turbulent year. But amongst the chaos and political shocks, there has been some pretty good films. It hasn’t been an amazing year for movies, as there’s been quite a few disappointing releases. There are still quite a lot of films that I never […]

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5 Alternative Christmas Films To Watch

“The most wonderful time of the year” is a time for family and sharing, but it’s also the period where TV is filled to the brink with loads of cheesy Christmas films. I don’t hate Christmas movies, but I just don’t go out of my way to find new ones every year. There are a […]

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Top 10 Best Leonardo DiCaprio Films

Ah, good ol’ Leo. From Hollywood heartthrob to Oscar winner, DiCaprio has been one of the biggest movie stars for decades. He has spent most of his career trying to upturn our expectations of him, and with a catalogue of fascinating roles, he is definitely one of the greatest actors of his generation. So, here’s […]

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5 Rules For Movie Remakes

Many people don’t like remakes, but the film industry has churned them out for decades. Although remakes normally fail to beat the original, there have been some brilliant ones over the years, such as Scarface (1983) and Dawn of the Dead (2004). But there have been way more bad remakes than there have been good ones. So, what prerequisites […]

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5 Of The Most Insane Actor Transformations

Certain roles require actors to undergo physical transformations to truly resemble the character or real-life person they are trying to portray. Here are five actors who have undergone the most gruelling and extreme physical changes for a movie role. Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw (2015) “I went into full training-camp mode and I got myself – what I […]

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3 Most Inspirational Movie Speeches

Those spine tingling inspirational dialogues in films always feel like they’re talking directly to you. Certain films have the ability to completely capture your full attention, and that’s even more so with inspiring and motivational speeches. Here’s a few of my favourite movie speeches, delivered by some very good actors. The Pursuit of Happiness “Don’t […]

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5 Horror Films For People Who Don’t Like Scary Movies

The horror genre is an acquired taste, so I understand why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people simply don’t like being scared, or don’t like gore, excessive violence, and watching a film that will potentially keep them up at night. After I watched arthouse horror, The Witch (2016), it made me think about all […]

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5 Great Films You’ll Only Watch Once

Back in university, I had to watch Hunger (2008), a film about the prison hunger strikes that occurred in Northern Island during the early 1980s. Despite being a brilliant film, I’m never going to watch it ever again. It left me feeling pretty numb, so I have no plans to revisit it. With that in mind, it’s […]

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3 Movies That Never Get Old…

We all of have a handful of films that never get tedious no matter how many times we watch them. Whether it’s because they’re so entertaining, funny, emotionally engaging or maybe even scary, there are certain films that we just can’t stop watching over and over again. I thought I’d share three films that I […]

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10 Independent Films You Need To See Before You Die

Move over blockbusters, it’s time for some indie appreciation. The world of independent cinema is spectacular, and indie films are much better than many of the commercialised movies that dominate the box-office. Here’s a list of ten indie films you may have missed, which you should definitely watch sooner rather than later.  Fruitvale Station (2013) Fruitvale […]

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3 Unforgettable Movie Opening Scenes

Whether they’re introducing the main characters, or setting up the narrative, the film’s early moments are some of the most important. We all love a kick-ass opener, as they set the tone for the rest of the film and give us a sense of what’s to come. The start is the film’s first oppurtunity to […]

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