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Guest Post: 5 Great TV Series to Binge Watch this Summer


We’re joined today by Caroline, who is a blogger for Culture Coverage and a self-confessed Netflix addict! Here are Caroline’s picks for 5 great TV series to enjoy this summer… 5 Great TV Series to Binge Watch this Summer Let’s face it: binge-watching is a massive part of modern ...

B-Lines and Felines: This Month's Films

This Month’s Films (March 2015)


Tracks (2013) Australian adventure drama directed by John Curran and starring Mia Wasikowska. Feeling estranged from the Australian urban culture, Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska) embarks on a trek over the harsh and arid landscape of the outback from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. Accompanied only ...

Les Miserables

This Month’s Films (February 2015)


The Fighter (2010) A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. Verdict: 8/10 Go to top The Invisible Woman (2013) Nelly (Felicity Jones) is haunted by her past. Her memories take us back in time to follow ...

Prison Break: Add Hand Here

The Prison Break Ending Reimagined (Spoiler Alert)


**Warning: Contains major spoilers so don’t read if you haven’t finished PB!** When I discovered Prison Break it wasn’t long until I was fascinated by the unravelling of Michael Scofield’s tattooed mysteries (ahem) and quite gripped by the ‘will they, won’t ...

Dallas Buyers Club

This Month’s Films (January 2015)


Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. ...

The Hunt

The Best Films I Saw This Year (2014)


Amour (2012) Insightful. Original. Exquisite. Georges and Anne have known a lifetime of love within their intimate marriage. Though their bond has survived time’s test, it’s about to meet its greatest challenge. Acclaimed director Michael Haneke brings a performance tour-de-force to the screen ...

Y Tu Mama Tambien

This Month’s Films (December 2014)


Re-Animator (1985) A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student (Jeffrey Combs) arrives on campus. Verdict: 6/10 Go to top Would You Rather (2012) What would you do if a ...

The Devil's Backbone

This Month’s Films (November 2014)


Shattered Glass (2003) The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles. Verdict: 8/10 Go to top Precious (2009) Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight, and pregnant…again. Naïve and abused, ...

Withnail and I

Masterpieces #32: Withnail & I


About Withnail & I (1987)Acerbic and irresistibly self-destructive Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and neurotic Marwood (Paul McGann) are down-at-the-heels actors in 1960s London, living in self-inflicted squalor and drowning their artistic frustrations with booze and any drugs they can get their ...


This Month’s Films (October 2014)


Kwaidan (1964) Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales in which terror thrives and demons lurk. Adapted from traditional Japanese ghost stories, this lavish, widescreen production drew extensively on Kobayashi’s own training as a student of painting ...


Masterpieces #30: Predator


About Predator (1987)Major Alan ‘Dutch’ Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and a band of mercenaries head into the Central American jungle to rescue some Americans from guerillas. However, there is an additional evil force at work in the jungle, something not human. The mercenaries are ...

La Vie en Rose

This Month’s Films (September 2014)


George Washington (2000) Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green (Pineapple ...

Spirited Away

Masterpieces #27: Spirited Away


About Spirited Away (2001)Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this fantasy adventure about Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl who is leaving behind everything she knows to move with her parents to a new home. Along the way, they stumble across a tunnel that leads to a spooky, deserted open-air ...


This Week’s Films (11/08/14)


Dry Summer (1963) Two brothers, Osman and Hasan, disagree over allowing neighboring villagers to use the water on their land. Osman surrounds the water with barriers to prevent others from using it. Being a good man, Hasan argues that the others should also use the water. Verdict: 6/10 Go to ...

London River

This Week’s Films (03/08/14)


Billy Bathgate (1991) Two-time Academy Award(R)-winner Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor — KRAMER VS. KRAMER, 1979; RAIN MAN, 1988) stars in the action-packed gangster epic detailing the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his young protege, Billy Bathgate. ...

Of Mice and Men

This Week’s Films (20/07/14)


Trishna (2011) Trishna (Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire) lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India’s largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, Four Lions) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes ...

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