Giles Allen-Bowden

Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) – Review Two Years Later

In 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II had what could charitably be called a bad start. With a massive controversy surrounding its loot boxes, massive grind walls and a poor single-player experience, it proved the ideal opportunity for the gaming community to put their foot down over the industry’s worst habits....
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Posted Sep. 26, 2019

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