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Do Film Trailers Give Away Too Much?

Taking my inspiration from the spoiler-ridden trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to raise the question: do film trailers give away too much? Regardless of what is or isn’t shown in the trailer, there will always … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 4 *****

The fourth season of AMC’s Mad Men marked the beginning of a new era for many of the characters, beginning with the formation of the Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price agency. The company, which in the final episode of the last season was based in a … Continue reading

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The Help ****

The Help is the story of a novel published in the 1960s to expose the truth about the treatment of the ‘coloured help’ by white suburban housewives. The film is based upon a book of the same name by author Kathryn … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 2 *****

After a perfectly produced and delivered Season 1, Mad Men returns for a second, equally riveting and equally elegant series. Now that the characters are established, Season 2 was much more focussed on progressing the plot. There is still the beautiful rendering … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Moment!

I recently read an article online, which discussed the growing problem of modern society’s inability to enjoy the present, which is something that I have been thinking about a lot recently. It seems that nowadays, we are obsessed with documenting … Continue reading

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Valentines: Corporate Cheese or Real Romance?

Valentines Day. Some of us love it, and others hate it. Some argue that it is a day of romance, and others that it is a corporate holiday, designed for the card companies (and restaurants, flower shops, chocolate companies, etc) … Continue reading

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The Odeon: A Glorified Sweet Shop

The Odeon cinema chain is essentially nothing more than a glorified sweet shop. Going to the cinema, I like to feel like I am being sold an experience, rather than an overpriced, mass-produced product. The Odeon, and other large chains, … Continue reading

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