Author: Emma Hutchings

Film Review

Air Force One (1997)

‘Harrison Ford is the President of the United States’- if that tagline fills you with dread, chances are you probably aren’t going to enjoy Air Force One. However, if you grin at the thought of the great American action star playing the President as a tough, heroic, Medal of Honor […]

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Sparkle (2007)

After Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger’s impressive film Lawless Heart back in 2001, the writer/director pair return with Sparkle, a fun romantic comedy about love lives, betrayal and quirks of fate. The latter plays a big part in the story, which at times feels like it has more coincidences than […]

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A Knight’s Tale (2001)

A Knight’s Tale is truly an underdog story. It follows a working-class lad called William Thatcher who beats the nobles at their own game. He believes that a man can change his stars and sets out to become a professional in the jousting tournaments, with a little help from Geoffrey […]

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The Damned United (2009)

A film about one man’s obsession and how it almost cost him dearly. Brian Clough was the manager of Derby County Football Club and he took them from the bottom of the 2nd division in 1968 to the top of the 1st division in 1969. Ever since his team was […]

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Cloverfield (2008)

“This is important. People are gonna watch this.” Cloverfield claims to be a tape from a video camera chronicling events on the night that a huge attack took place in New York. It has been obtained by the military and is being shown to us privileged few. The film takes […]

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Terry Gilliam’s film is a visual feast, as wondrous and eclectic as its title suggests. It is a tale about a group of theatrical players who travel around the deep, dark corners of London. They transport their unsuspecting audiences through a mirror into the magical Imaginarium – a world where […]

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Zombieland (2009)

Despite the odds being against me liking this film (I hadn’t seen Jesse Eisenberg before, am not a big fan of Woody Harrelson, don’t find many American comedies funny and don’t like zombie movies because I’m a big wuss when it comes to horror) I really enjoyed it! Maybe this […]