Jamie Pakes

Inside No. 9’s Final Season: An Episode by Episode Review

Since its very first episode all the way back in 2014, Inside Number Nine has treated audiences to ten years of dazzling creativity and unpredictability, with episodes ranging from comedic and charming, to chilling and darkly twisted. The recent season nine is fittingly the final one for the show, meaning...
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Posted Jul. 9, 2024

A book review of ‘Fingersmith’ by Sarah Waters

Sue Trinder, a Victorian orphan girl living in a thieves’ den, is approached with a unique, dangerous, and potentially profitable opportunity. A man who her and her friends call ‘Gentleman’ plans to seduce and marry naïve heiress Maud Lilly, then have her thrown in a madhouse and steal her fortune....
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Posted Apr. 1, 2024

‘The Creator’ is a promising sign for sci-fi

The Creator is Gareth Edwards’s first film since Rogue One in 2016, and continues his work in sci-fi, as well as being another personal favourite of mine. It’s set in the near future, where A.I has become a fully intelligent life form. The world is essentially split into the Western...
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Posted Mar. 13, 2024

Why ‘Rogue One’ is Disney’s best Star Wars movie

In 2012, Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, and the Star Wars fanbase erupted with excitement at the prospect of seeing the franchise return to big screens for the first time since 2005. For me personally, it was a chance to see Star Wars in the cinema for the first...
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Posted Dec. 9, 2023