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Hacksaw Ridge: An Edge-Of-The-Seat Masterpiece

Hacksaw Ridge: An Edge-Of-The-Seat Masterpiece I distinctly remember previewing the full trailer for this film months before its release date; and I also remember thinking that it looked worthy of a watch, but perhaps would be a forgetful forgery of other movies of its kind, falling into the death trap of typical war-hero biopics that have no real substance. After finally watching it and taking … Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge: An Edge-Of-The-Seat Masterpiece

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Nurture Not Nature – Stop Tarnishing All Dog Breeds With The Same Brush

Let’s start with the facts. Pitbull Terriers. American Staffordshire Terriers. Irish Staffordshire Terriers. Irish blue or red nose Pitbull Terriers. Japanese Tosas. Dogo Argentinos. Fila Brazilieros. This is the list of dog breeds currently banned in the UK. It may seem short; but it is still far too long. “It is not only illegal to own one of these breeds in the UK, as it … Continue reading Nurture Not Nature – Stop Tarnishing All Dog Breeds With The Same Brush

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Son of Saul: the ruthless impact of a first-time director

  It’s rare for a film to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and the jury prize at Cannes, while at the same time being described by critics as ‘excoriating’, ‘harrowing’ and ‘unbearable to watch’. So, how did such a numbing film make the incredible impact that it has? What makes Son of Saul’s success so extraordinary, is that it’s a debut film. The first … Continue reading Son of Saul: the ruthless impact of a first-time director

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Facebook: The difference between my dad’s account and mine

This is just a short and sweet rant regarding the most overly talked about topic of our generation – social media. Ah good old social media – the cornerstone to our modern day lives. The fascinating thrill of getting a friend request, the adrenaline fuelled panic of assessing the popularity of a tweet you just posted, the anticipation of how many of your friends have liked … Continue reading Facebook: The difference between my dad’s account and mine

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Top 10 Romances – The Notebook

1. Noah and Allie in ‘The Notebook’ As predictable as it may seem, The Notebook is without doubt the best and most incredible love story ever told – in my opinion. I find Nicholas Sparks’ other novels to be slightly over the top, terribly unrealistic and a little repetitive; but The Notebook makes up for that – everything about it is impeccable. Ryan Gosling and … Continue reading Top 10 Romances – The Notebook

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Top 10 Romances – Dirty Dancing

2. Baby and Johnny in ‘Dirty Dancing’ Narrowly missing out on the top spot of my on-screen romances are the brilliant Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as the enticing Baby (Frances) and Johnny who unexpectedly meet at a upstate summer holiday resort. Baby is an innocent, privileged daddy’s girl on vacation with her family, dreaming of becoming so much more than her family’s shadow. Johnny … Continue reading Top 10 Romances – Dirty Dancing

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Top 10 Romances – An Officer And A Gentleman

4. Paula and Zack in ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ Much like many in this list, An Officer and a Gentleman is an iconic classic. This is another film that I only recently saw for the first time thanks to my mother’s constant nagging. I am extremely pleased that she nagged. At first ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ seems like more of a drama than … Continue reading Top 10 Romances – An Officer And A Gentleman

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Top 10 Romances – P.S I Love You

5. Holly and Gerry in ‘P.S I Love You’ P.S I Love You is a great rom-com, especially for us girls as we get to look at Gerard Butler play a sexy Irish man. Hilary Swank plays his pessimistic wife Holly, and although it seems comedic and cute at first, we soon learn that Holly’s constant need to have more out of life might just … Continue reading Top 10 Romances – P.S I Love You

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Top 10 Romances – Forrest Gump

6. Forrest and Jenny in ‘Forrest Gump’ Tom Hanks is easily one of the best actors in history, and Forrest Gump is memorable for many other reasons in this movie besides his relationship with ‘my Jenny’. However, it still remains one of the most poignant on-screen romances of all time. Forrest Gump is a movie which is most famous for its one-liners, its humour and its far-fetched … Continue reading Top 10 Romances – Forrest Gump