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Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve directed one of the best films of 2015 with Sicario, a bleak look at the moral toll the US government’s war on the Mexican drug cartels takes on its frontline warriors. With Arrival, he shifts genres to

Doctor Strange: across the Marvel universe

<i>Doctor Strange</i>: across the Marvel universe

With Robert Downey Jr likely to throw his Iron Man suit on the scrapheap within the next two years, there will soon be a gap in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for an obnoxious but brilliant playboy turned world saviour. Enter Benedict

Quentin Tarantino to call it quits

Quentin Tarantino to call it quits

Quentin Tarantino has doubled-down on his pledge never to make another film past his tenth — meaning his next two films will be his last. “Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit,'” he said to much applause Thursday

How will Game of Thrones end?

How will Game of Thrones end?

The hugely popular television show Game of Thrones has two seasons to go; already the showrunners, David Benioff and Daniel Weiss, are speeding towards the endgame. But providing a satisfactory conclusion

Snowden is a picture of the cybersecurity state

<i>Snowden</i> is a picture of the cybersecurity state

With the release of a new film about Edward Snowden, the man who revealed secret documents detailing a massive US government spying programme, the debate about his character continues. That includes a renewed

The Magnificent Seven: the old West rides again

The Magnificent Seven: the old West rides again

Widely dismissed upon release as a second-rate remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven (1960) has been elevated over the years into a much-loved classic. It’s unlikely that time will do the same for The

Sometimes it’s better in mono

Sometimes it’s better in mono

While music lovers continue to argue about the relative merits of digital audio and the analogue vinyl disc, another debate is going on about the renaissance of an audio format that most people thought had

Nerve explores social media’s dark side

<i>Nerve</i> explores social media’s dark side

“Truth or Dare but without the Truth.” This scary tagline sums up Nerve, a social media game that drives the film of the same name. We follow 17-year-old Vee’s immersion in the game, where “players” earn money for completing

Netflix’s Stranger Things: nostalgia done right

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i>: nostalgia done right

Stranger Things is the newest binge-worthy series on Netflix. Set during the winter of 1983 in the fictional township of Hawkins, Indiana, its eight episodes tell the story of a boy’s disappearance and the

Jason Bourne has a little less conversation

Jason Bourne has a little less conversation

Even by the standards of Hollywood’s most laconic tough guys, Jason Bourne is terse. Returning to the role after an absence of nearly a decade, Matt Damon gets to say just 45 lines or less than 300 gruff words as the

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