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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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