Giles Allen-Bowden

Blackkklansman: Review

There is a view that film is simply a medium designed for entertainment and the cinema merely a source of escapism. This is a view which ignores a great deal of cinematic movements and the impact the medium has had throughout its history. One film which was more than simply...
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Posted Sep. 28, 2018

The Meg: Review

Jason Statham punches a 70-foot shark in a modern Summer A-List Blockbuster. If this sounds appealing to you, then you will enjoy The Meg. If not, then maybe this review may convince you that this is still worth your time as it is what the ‘shark attack’ genre has been...
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Posted Aug. 31, 2018

Literary characters move into Warwick campus accommodation

Warwick University Campus, where education and construction sites aren’t so much bedfellows so much as they have been trapped in a dysfunctional marriage for the past 50 years. Here first year students will flock into their new accommodations. Many will be on their own for the first time. And with...
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Posted Aug. 22, 2018

Mission Impossible: Fallout Review

When I went to see Mission Impossible: Fallout it was for a distraction after a bad day. I’d not seen any of the previous entries but it looked like a fun action film that would divert my attention for two and a half hours. It definitely succeeded in that regard,...
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Posted Aug. 12, 2018

Beyond Imax – How Cinemas Need to Evolve

In an age when media consumption seems to be done on smaller and smaller screens, the cinema remains the definitive way in which to watch films, and for good reason. While the cinema may not be the most convenient place to watch films, as it puts you at the mercy...
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Posted Jul. 22, 2018

The history of Star Wars games in a galaxy far, far EA

Star Wars is an inescapable franchise. Even before Disney bought the rights and started shuffling out movies every year, or in the case of this year’s Solo every few months the merchandise was a part of our lives. The shelves have never been lacking for action figures, discourse over whether...
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Posted Jun. 27, 2018

Must we read the classics?

The classics of literature: books which are destined to be studied by an Oxbridge Literature student in their long study hours and stress-fuelled nightmares. Books which are for the most part free or at the very least very cheap on Kindle. Books which will haunt every lover of reading until...
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Posted Jun. 27, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Review

Following the events of the previous film, Jurassic World, which made money through the power of CGI and nostalgia, J.A. Bayona takes us back to ‘Isla Nublar’ for more dinosaurs, death, and disastrous decision-making. With an advertising campaign which revealed 90% of the film’s plot and most twists, I went into...
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Posted Jun. 22, 2018