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Film graduate from the University of Southampton, Film Editor for The National Student and general supporter of all things James Gunn, Taylor Swift and Aquaman. Aspiring writer of everything from reviews to screenplays. Part-time blogger. Full-time critic. 

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Wolverine’s back, bloodier and swearier than ever before in the latest trailer for Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swan-song.

Catch a stunning new look at R-rated Wolverine in the brand new Logan trailer

Wolverine’s back, bloodier and swearier than ever before in the latest trailer for Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swan-song.

Pablo Larraín’s seriously visceral Jackie Kennedy biopic is an absolute technical marvel, and really not what you’d expect.

Film Review: Jackie

Pablo Larraín’s seriously visceral Jackie Kennedy biopic is an absolute technical marvel, and really not what you’d expect.

The master of twists and his latest leading lady sat down with us in the flesh to discuss everything from genre to future advice.

M. Night Shyamalan and Anya Taylor-Joy talk horror tropes and mental health in their new film Split

The master of twists and his latest leading lady sat down with us in the flesh to discuss everything from genre to future advice.

With a little help from a top class leading duo, twist-master M. Night Shyamalan delivers his most involving, unique and genuinely creepy film in years.

Film Review: Split

With a little help from a top class leading duo, twist-master M. Night Shyamalan delivers his most involving, unique and genuinely creepy film in years.

Two former students just got their final year short film project nominated for a real life BAFTA, so we chatted to them about how the hell they did it.

Student BAFTA-nominees Charlotte Regan and Jack Hannon talk short film success

Two former students just got their final year short film project nominated for a real life BAFTA, so we chatted to them about how the hell they did it.

Japanese shock-master Takashi Miike’s early crime epics are finally getting the blu-ray treatment, and here’s why that’s totally a good thing.

Blu-ray Review: Black Society Trilogy

Japanese shock-master Takashi Miike’s early crime epics are finally getting the blu-ray treatment, and here’s why that’s totally a good thing.

We sat down with one of the geniuses behind Laika’s animated masterpiece and talked all things stop-motion, from how it’s done, to how to get involved.

Puppet Master Georgina Hayns talks stop-motion and style influences in Kubo and the Two Strings

We sat down with one of the geniuses behind Laika’s animated masterpiece and talked all things stop-motion, from how it’s done, to how to get involved.

A festival favourite at Cannes, Toronto and London, Julia Ducournau’s disturbing yet artsy debut horror is not for the faint hearted.

Don’t miss the super-freaky first trailer for French shocker Raw

A festival favourite at Cannes, Toronto and London, Julia Ducournau’s disturbing yet artsy debut horror is not for the faint hearted.

Believe it or not it’s been 15 long years since Richard Kelly cracked the sci-fi genre wide open with what is easily one of the 21st century’s most important movies.

Donnie Darko: 15 years on and still the ultimate mind-bender

Believe it or not it’s been 15 long years since Richard Kelly cracked the sci-fi genre wide open with what is easily one of the 21st century’s most important movies.

Our writing team has spoken, and these are our most anticipated releases of the next year.

The Most Anticipated Films of 2017

Our writing team has spoken, and these are our most anticipated releases of the next year.

The first flagship Hollywood awards night of 2017 kicked off with a record-breaking seven wins for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

La La Land and Moonlight win big at the 74th annual Golden Globes

The first flagship Hollywood awards night of 2017 kicked off with a record-breaking seven wins for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

As usual there are plenty of big-budget delights to fight over in 2017, but just as many equally impressive indies to keep an eye out for too.

Hidden Hits of 2017: 11 Indie Films To Look Out For

As usual there are plenty of big-budget delights to fight over in 2017, but just as many equally impressive indies to keep an eye out for too.

Liam Gavin’s bold debut earns a trailer and a rough release date, so crack out those mantras and spell books, it’s time to get hyped.

Explore the dark side of the mystic arts with the first trailer for A Dark Song

Liam Gavin’s bold debut earns a trailer and a rough release date, so crack out those mantras and spell books, it’s time to get hyped.

With Laika’s world-beating critical fave Kubo heading to blu-ray soon, we got a closer look at some of the original artwork.

This Kubo and the Two Strings concept art might already be the most beautiful thing in 2017

With Laika’s world-beating critical fave Kubo heading to blu-ray soon, we got a closer look at some of the original artwork.

The Arrow Video team dig up another long forgotten horror gem, this time from the director of Blackenstein and The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington.

Blu-ray Review: Hellgate

The Arrow Video team dig up another long forgotten horror gem, this time from the director of Blackenstein and The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington.

Of all the end-of-year lists, we finally arrive at the most quintessential: the one list to rule them all, our writers’ collective Top 20 Films of 2016.

The Best Films of 2016

Of all the end-of-year lists, we finally arrive at the most quintessential: the one list to rule them all, our writers’ collective Top 20 Films of 2016.

It might’ve been a banner year for blockbuster flops and mainstream disappointments across the board, but don’t rule out some good old fashioned silliness either.

2016’s Most Ridiculous Movie Moments

It might’ve been a banner year for blockbuster flops and mainstream disappointments across the board, but don’t rule out some good old fashioned silliness either.

It may have been a year of blockbuster disappointments on the whole, but 2016 had plenty of smaller efforts that didn’t quite get the love they deserved.

10 Great Movies You May Have Missed in 2016

It may have been a year of blockbuster disappointments on the whole, but 2016 had plenty of smaller efforts that didn’t quite get the love they deserved.

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