Blue Jasmine (2013) – Film Review

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With a piteous story and an Academy Award winning performance by Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine affirms that Woody Allen still has it.

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20 Feet From Stardom (2013) – Film Review

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Winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature,  ‘20 Feet From Stardom‘ explores the first-hand accounts and experiences of several backing singers who have worked with the biggest names of the music industry – Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie to name a few. Meanwhile, revealing details from recording sessions with prominent musicians and producers to the lifestyle that revolves around being a ‘background singer’ exposing the treatment and attitude towards background singers. This engaging feature offers a perspective into the lives of the people you hear on the biggest songs of the music industry but don’t recognise.

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A Prelude to The Wind Rises: Miyazaki’s Magical Journeys

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Japanese animation’s mercurial magician is without question my cinematic idol. The magnitude of his success is most recently recognised by fellow cartoon titan “The Simpsons”; paying homage to his greatest characters through the guise of Evergreen Terrace. From April, the British Film Institute will launch a ‘Studio Ghibli season’ spanning across two months, recognising the organisation’s glittering back catalogue.

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Only God Forgives (2013) – Film Analysis

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Two years after the commercial success of his 2011 neo-noir ‘Drive’ Nicolas Winding Refn takes a step back from narrative storytelling and cinema as entertainment to deliver a surrealist piece of art about crime, punishment and the search for God, misunderstood and underrated by mainstream audience. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

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Nebraska (2013) – Film Review

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Nebraska is a quaint exploration of the innocence that comes with old age and amongst other big name Oscar nominations, can be most closely associated with the British equivalent ‘Philomena.

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