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The King’s Speech: A False Tale of Normality

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The King’s Speech; everyone’s favourite slice of homogeneous film-making about Britain. What do I mean by homogeneous? Well I mean when a film promotes an ideology that presents a nation or culture (BRITAIN!)… Continue reading

‘Strong Female Characters’

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How would you define a strong female character? I would define it myself as a well characterised person who identifies themselves as a woman. That’s all. Though I am aware the term is… Continue reading

Taken: Racist, Sexist and Insane

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Oh Taken, a film series that does to its audience as it does to its antagonists. The original contains many qualities. It has clear coherent fight choreography based in reality filmed competently despite… Continue reading

The Gump Effect

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I hate The Lion King. I hate Family Guy. I hate The Green Mile and most importantly I hate Forrest Gump. Why I hear you ask? Because of what I call the Gump… Continue reading

There’s nothing wrong with a weak handshake…

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Be it an episode of Room 101 or QI, a discussion amongst friends or a knee jerk reaction at a formal dinner, one thing is clear: a lot of people have a big problem… Continue reading