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Orange is the New Black Season Two trailer: Time to get excited

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The Double (2014)- review

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Directed by: Richard Ayoade Written by: Richard Ayoade, Avi KorineFyodor Dostoevsky (novel) Starring: Jesse EisenbergMia WasikowskaChris O’Dowd

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)- review

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Directed by: Jim Jarmusch Written by: Jim Jarmusch Starring: Tilda SwintonTom HiddlestonMia Wasikowska

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BAFTA Television nominations- full list

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BAFTA have announced their nominations for awards for television programmes this morning, and boy is it a cracking list. For the first time they are including programmes NOT broadcast on television, so Netflix’ shows House of Cards and Breaking Bad made the list, and so it is probably more reflective of what we have all been watching than in previous years. I thought I’d include the full list of…

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Hannibal S02E05 ‘Mukozuke’: recap and analysis

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Hannibal has become one of my absolute must-watch TV shows, and with series two they have really ratcheted up the tension levels, moving away from the episodic procedural format of the first series to something altogether more sinister. Let’s not mince our words here- Hannibal is DARK, and certainly not for the squeamish, but there is also a certain subtlety to this second season which is making…

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DONJON_Julianne Directed by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Written by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittScarlett JohanssonJulianne Moore

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Bleak TV horror double: The Walking Dead and Hannibal

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Before I start, let me just warn you…

SPOILERS. LOTS OF SPOILERS. 

There are spoilers for seasons 1-4 of The Walking Dead and season 1-2 of Hannibal in this article, so don’t read on if you haven’t watched all the episodes to date. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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The case of the disappearing film rating; or why I’m adding them in again

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What is my blog for? Who reads it? What do you want to know when I write about a film? What the hell do I know about films anyway?

Like many bloggers, and indeed writers in general, I have been grappling with the issue of why I write about films. Or more to the point, what you, the readers want from my reviews.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that when I started out I didn’t give my…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Grand-Budapest-Hotel Directed by: Wes Anderson Written by:  Stefan Zweig (inspired by the works of), Wes Anderson (story) Starring: Ralph FiennesF. Murray AbrahamMathieu Amalric

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Katherine Dunn’s “Geek Love” is 25

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Wired magazine have reliably informed me that it is 25 years since my favourite book was published, Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love.

Contrary to what you might assume from the title, the “geek” in Geek Love is not a reference to over-enthusiastic role-playing nerds, but rather  an early American incarnation of the word, which was used to…

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