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‘Dunkirk’ – Film Review

From Pearl Harbour to Saving Private Ryan, Hollywood often trumpets the glory of war and America’s involvement. But Dunkirk offers a British perspective, avoiding gung-ho bombast to focus on the camaraderie…

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‘To The Bone’ – Film Review

Lily Collins has had a stressful time recently. First she bared her soul in an open letter to dad Phil, forgiving him for “the mistakes he made” when she was…

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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ – Film Review

Graffiti sprayed by an ape on the walls of an underground tunnel describes this thrilling movie in a nutshell: ‘Ape-pocalypse Now’. The iconic 1979 Vietnam War movie isn’t writer/director Matt…

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‘The Beguiled’ – Film Review

Sofia Coppola recently called her seventh film a “male fantasy turned nightmare”. Adapted from a Thomas P. Cullinan novel written 51 years ago, it exudes a delicious, initially imperceptible darkness,…

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Coldplay – ‘Kaleidoscope EP’ Review

In the past year, the biggest bands in the world have embraced the future by lurching in a new direction, for better or worse. Muse went gung-ho Depeche Mode with…

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Mura Masa – ‘Mura Masa’ Review

Mura Masa is more like Calvin Harris than he’d prefer to admit. Speaking to NME earlier this summer, the 21-year-old producer – real name Alex Crossan – refuted the idea…

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Hounds Of Love – Film Review

Nobody ever really knows what’s happening just down the road. It’s 1987 in suburban Australia, and locals are barely aware that a girl has gone missing. Posters bearing her face…

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Haim – ‘Something to Tell You’ Review

LA trio Haim’s head-turning 2013 debut ‘Days Are Gone’ took them to unexpected places: Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, a Calvin Harris EDM banger, a collaboration with rapper A$AP Ferg, the same…

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Calvin Harris – ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1’ Review

Calvin Harris, the man born Adam Wiles in Dumfries in the mid-80s, is the very definition of a self-made star. Proving the power of plenty of gym time and Sun-In,…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Film Review

When a 19-year-old Tom Holland popped up for 10 minutes of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, his chirpy Peter Parker briefly swept the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe from under the feet of…

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Jay Z – ‘4:44’ Review

Jay Z likes to bill himself as anything but human. In his eyes, he’s hip-hop’s holy prophet, a certified billionaire and an innovator. He’s compared his work to renaissance sculptures.…

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‘Despicable Me 3’ – Film Review

Gru, the reformed super-villain at the heart of the Despicable Me series, has long been overshadowed by his own support cast. The Minions, that indistinguishable rubble of bad guys who…

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