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Spend my time enjoying films, watching football, and being told how tall I am.
Spend my time enjoying films, watching football, and being told how tall I am.

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Dunkirk (2017)
Source As build up towards the release of Christopher Nolan’s 10th full feature increased, there were a lot of lists flying around the twitterverse - In what order of preference do you put Nolan’s films?  It’s an extremely difficult question to answer.  Nol...
Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)
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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Source As with much of my education, I have The Simpsons to thanks for introducing me to Planet of the Apes (see also, The Shining, Rear Window, 2001: a Space Odyssey, and The Fugitive).   In the episode ‘A Fish Called Selma’, Troy McClure attempts to resur...
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
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It Comes At Night (2017)
Source Trey Edward Shults directs, in what was a highly anticipated psychological cabin fever horror film, It Comes at Night.  Despite quite positive critical reaction, the film has struggled to get that same response from the paying public.  The film opens...
It Comes At Night (2017)
It Comes At Night (2017)
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My Best Films of 2017 So Far - 6 Month Review
As is now a famous Philhelm Scream tradition (ie. I’ve done it once before, last year ), approaching the half-way point of the calendar year feels a suitable time to take stock and rank some films. After what was an incredible strong Oscar year, there’s a ...
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Baby Driver (2017)
Source Shaun of the Dead (2004) is somehow one of my favourite ever comedies, as well as making it on to  my list of favourite ever horror films .  Hot Fuzz (2007) is brilliantly funny too (always thought it would make a great cinema double bill with Bigelo...
Baby Driver (2017)
Baby Driver (2017)
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11 Best Documentary Films
Source A documentary’s place is often on the small screen where it has the time to carry out it’s investigation in full across a few episodes. Making a Murderer was a great example of that – there wasn’t anything visually grand about the series that was mi...
11 Best Documentary Films
11 Best Documentary Films
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Source You may have heard this already, but Wonder Woman is a bit good.  I've grown pretty tired of the superhero formula and constant revolving door of money machine films in similar packaging, but was really impressed with the freshness of Deadpool and in...
Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman (2017)
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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Source As with Quantum of Solace (2008) and The Great Gatsby (2013), Prometheus (2012) is one of those films where I often try to convince myself that I was wrong, and that actually, surely it can’t be as bad as I remember.  Maybe it’s actually pretty good?...
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
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The Birds (1963)
Source The other week I was walking in to Manchester Central Library for lunch and a spot of people watching when a leaflet caught my eye. On the front was a picture of Tippi Hedren running away from a flock of birds, and it was advertising a 4 week lectur...
The Birds (1963)
The Birds (1963)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Source Been pretty lax with Philhelm Scream recently, but I'm looking to put that right this week.  I recently started a four week course on Alfred Hitchcock that included a screening of one of my favourites: The Birds (1963) at Home, Manchester.  I'm hopin...
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