Toby Sawyer

Why the S.T.A.L.K.E.R trilogy is still worth playing in 2024

GCS Game World’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R trilogy (released from 2007 to 2010), inspired by both the 1979 film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky of the same name and the 1972 novel Roadside Picnic, represents perhaps one of the most significant gaming releases to emerge from Ukraine, and Eastern Europe more broadly. It is...
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Posted Jun. 28, 2024

Civil War: A new take on the war film genre

The latest film by British writer-director Alex Garland, Civil War, proves to be a highly powerful drama centred on the photography of war. War photography has not been the true focus of many films to date apart from throwaway segments such as in Full Metal Jacket (1987). Garland uses the...
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Posted Jun. 12, 2024

What makes a good adaptation?

In modern times, we have witnessed an ever-growing trend of books being adapted into movies. Whilst this is no new trend occurrence, it certainly does appear to have increased with no signs of stopping any time soon. Over the last year alone with we have witnessed the release of such...
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Posted Apr. 8, 2024