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Film Review: The Theory of Everything

Whether rightly or wrongly, Eddie Redmayne seems to be best known for his good looks rather than his acting talent. Although, this will surely cease to be the case following his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything - Redmayne delivers an astonishing, career defining performance, firmly cementing his place as one of the best young British actors of his generation. Most people ...

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Best of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, an annual event held in York which showcases hundreds of short films over four days. The films varied in length from some which were just a couple of minutes long to others that breached the half an hour mark, and were arranged into categories that ranged from the standard Drama and Comedy groups to the less obvious Art ...

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Best of Vimeo: Short Films #3

There’s a huge amount of independent film content released online, a lot of which is very good and most of which will go unseen by the vast majority. I’ve been spending some time perusing Vimeo for the best short films I can find. Here are some of my favourites.  Cockatoo [vimeo 82333948 w=425 h=350] Michael is alone. His girlfriend broke up with him six months ago and he hasn't got over it. So he takes the ...

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Best of Vimeo: Short Films #2

There’s a huge amount of independent content released online, a lot of which is very good and most of which will go unseen by the vast majority. I’ve been spending some time perusing Vimeo for the best short films I can find. Here are some of my favourites.  Prospect [vimeo 90049558 w=425 h=350] A young girl and her father have traveled to a toxic, alien planet to collect valuable minerals to sell back on E ...

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Nicolas Cage VS. The Internet

After a long arduous day of procrastination in the uni library, I decided to treat myself to a pizza and film evening. I came in, sat down, turned the TV on, and lo and behold Bangkok Dangerous was on. Not the late nineties version, it was the 2008 flop with Nic Cage sporting an ill advised, perpetually wet, black mullet which gives off more of a creepy magician vibe then the 'I am a deadly assassin' look. ...

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