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5 Great Neo-Noir Movies You Must See

Seedy underbellies, anti-heroes, plot twists and moral corruption: you can’t have a film noir without these can you? These highly-stylised crime dramas, which grew out of the 1940s “classic period”, are still alive today, thanks to some creative directors. To clear up any misconceptions, neo-noir is contemporary film noir, with updated themes and content, but […]

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5 True Story Based Movies You May Have Missed

“Based on a true story” – how many times have we heard that? It’s the most overused tagline in cinema, but it never stops us from flocking to the theatres. It’s eye-catching and head-turning, I can never resist. (As long as I think the film looks like it will be good). So, I’m going back […]

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Short and Sweet: 5 Awesome Movies Under 90 Minutes 

If you’re short on time, this is the list for you! Sure, it’s fun to immerse yourself in a three-hour epic, but sometimes sitting through a long film can be a lot of effort, especially on a weeknight. Nothing beats getting home after a long day and watching a quick movie. So, here are my […]

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5 Great Movies From The 2000s That No One Talks About

Not all great movies are blockbuster hits. Unfortunately, many really good films slip through the cracks and get forgotten about. This decade of cinema is remembered for big names like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Dark Knight, but what about the underdogs? You can forget the popcorn with the list you’re about to read […]

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5 of the Best Feel-Good Movies You Should See

‘Feel-Good’ movies are mushy, we all know that, but they always put you in a good mood. They’re the perfect pick-me-up, driven only by optimism. They can be watched anytime and in any place, and the best ones take you by surprise. Here’s my round-up of five movies that are guaranteed to uplift your spirits. […]

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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: Sarah Connor, Terminator […]

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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 movies that I believe have a unique place in cinema. Un Chien Andalou (1929) What happens when you […]

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The 10 Best British Urban Films

To say that the British urban genre is the most disregarded film genre 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 are […]

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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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