Eddie Charles

Top Five Films of 2017 (so far)

As Hollywood seems to increasingly struggle with a lack of originality, the first half of 2017 has seen the release of several films which offer an assurance that creativity can still be found within cinemas today.
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Posted Aug. 12, 2017

The Girl On The Train

A gripping story and a stellar performance by Emily Blunt manage to prevent this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ hit thriller from entering train-wreck territory. In January 2015, hot on the heels of the critical and commercial success received by Gone Girl, came another psychologically complex thriller which gripped the world. ...
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Posted Oct. 12, 2016

What To Watch at the 60th BFI London Film Festival

Boar Film Writer Eddie Charles attended the programme launch of the 60th BFI London Film Festival as student press and gives us some exclusive on what films to watch out for: With seventy-four countries being represented across three-hundred-and-eighty features and shorts; this year’s London Film Festival looks set to be...
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Posted Sep. 13, 2016

Café Society

Beautiful cinematography and strong performances by Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively elevate this charming tale of a complicated romance set in golden-age Hollywood. After his past two films (Magic in the Moonlight and Irrational Man), which have been rather mediocre to say the least; you wouldn’t be wrong in questioning...
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Posted Sep. 12, 2016

Female-Led Reboots: A Cinematic Controversy

Here come the girls; but sadly, they’re not welcomed by all. The aggressive reaction triggered by the film wasn’t actually in response to the film itself. We’re nearly at the end of this year’s summer blockbuster season, but it’s safe to say that the cinema of summer 2016 has had...
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Posted Aug. 24, 2016

Top Five Films: 2016 in Retrospective

From a high-profile investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to forgetful fish; my top five films of the year (so far) are extremely varied. We are now well and truly half way through the year, and as we enter the final month of summer (well, what classes as...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2016


Call off the trolls; Paul Feig’s female-led reboot of the 1980s film is great fun and, dare I say it, better than the original. Back in October 2014, when Paul Feig confirmed he was making a reboot of Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman’s 1984 supernatural action comedy, it took less than two...
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Posted Jul. 19, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Crack open the bolly; the highly-anticipated film adaptation of the hit British sitcom is everything you’d expect it to be. Flash-forward twenty-six years and nearly forty episodes later, and Saunders has finally brought the show to the big screen. Back in the early-nineties, fresh from her comic success with Dawn...
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Posted Jul. 11, 2016