Jamie Pakes

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