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Iconic Film Scenes: Volume 1

Movies, actors, directors, quotes – cinema provokes non-stop conversations amongst its fanatics in all of these areas. So often neglected though, are the scenes...

Review: Kingsman 2: A Franchise Still Standing

Matthew Vaughn is one of the most confident and defined English filmmakers of the modern era. After his directorial debut Layer Cake (the film...

False and Spurious: NIGHTCRAWLER

The 87th Academy Awards were perhaps the most competitive in recent years with The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Birdman, American Sniper, Foxcatcher,...

The American Empire: Why Britain Isn’t Watching One of TV’s Best...

Empire’s first season was a phenomenon. Viewership grew dramatically week after week, peaking at an astonishing 17.62 million viewers (23.12 post-DVR) for the season...

House of Cards Season 5 Review: One Nation, Underwood

Deep into the twelfth episode of this epic season, Frank Underwood has the viewer in the palm of his hand. Enchanted and repelled, we...

Legends, not myths: Sir Len Hutton

The Second World War stole the lives of many great men and less importantly, robbed numerous potential sporting legends of the best years of...

Legends not Myths: Don Fabio

The England manager’s job is a poisoned chalice. A first job in international football is never going to be easy but the added pressure...

Myths not Legends: Brian Moore

'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers / For he to-day that sheds his blood with me / Shall be my brother...

Legends not Myths: Paul Scholes

Following their recent retirements, fans and the media alike spent hours discussing who was better – Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard? As this familiar...

Myths not legends: Mike Tyson

‘It ain't about how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward’ – so said Rocky Balboa....