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5 Awesome Indie Thrillers You Have to Watch

Of all the genres to choose from, there’s nothing like soaking in the suspense with a thriller movie. They keep your head spinning with apprehension, whether it be scary or action-packed. The best thrillers of all time include Inception from Christopher Nolan, The Silence of the Lambs from Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Shutter Island. But what about the […]

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5 Movies to Watch Next If You Loved ‘IT’

A box-office smash: IT is officially the most successful horror film of all time. Stephen King, you must be proud. This horror flick is a top grade remake, driven by a real feeling of dread and I kept thinking that Pennywise isn’t the only monster – the parents of the kids are awful too. It […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 pre-requisites […]

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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 the […]

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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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