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Tell me more about… Chester Film Co-op

On the bustling city centre high street that is Chester’s Northgate, you will find the area’s very own secret cinema. Chester Film Co-op, on the site of the old Odeon complex is a recent addition to Chester’s somewhat sparse contemporary … Continue reading

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Away We Go ****

‘The three S’s are: no separation, no sugar, no strollers’. This is just one of the madcap couples that Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) encounter on their quest to find the perfect American city to raise their child. … Continue reading

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Is Blu-Ray Too Real?

Watching Prometheus last night with a group of friends in Blu-Ray on a HD TV, I was left feeling cheated. Why? Because for me, something about the hyper-real quality of Blu-Ray destroys the whole magic of cinema. Yes, the picture is crisp, … Continue reading

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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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National Theatre Live: Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein *****

Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein at the National Theatre achieved superb reviews and initiated a demand for a repeat performance on an unforseen scale. National Theatre Live is an idea which has opened up the theatre to a whole new audience: not … Continue reading

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Fantastic Mr. Fox *****

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox is exactly as advertised: fantastic! Never before has this level and ingenuity of animation been seen by cinema audiences, and Anderson’s exceptional directing talent brings a fresh and innovative style to the classic children’s tale, making it … Continue reading

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Prometheus *****

One of the most expertly directed and cinematically beautiful films I have seen in a long time, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a masterclass in contemporary science fiction. Prometheus has received very mixed reviews since its opening, and I can understand that Alien fanboys are … Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene *****

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a beautifully shot indie flick. But it is so much more than that. The title alone creates intrigue and mystery, and by the end of the film, we are still left feeling curious. Full of … Continue reading

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Drive *****

Drive is an excellent piece of film making. 2011 was truly the year of Ryan Gosling: alongside The Ides of March, this was his other stand out film, and it really does shine. Gosling stars as a stunt driver/mechanic, who … Continue reading

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Fincher, 2011) ****

After you get past the completely ludicrous and pop video-esque opening credits, you’ll find an absolutely brilliant movie and an understated rising star in Rooney Mara. SPOILER WARNING Set against a cold, harsh, yet beautiful Swedish landscape, The Girl With … Continue reading

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