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Film Review: Titanic – 3D

You might’ve heard about the context of the film’s current re-release: it’s the centenary of the ship’s demise. There are some who probably think that Cameron did it for the money, capitalising on the historical tragedy. Maybe he did. But it doesn’t change the fact that the film itself is a classic.

Film Review: The Hunger Games

A fantastic movie that shouldn’t be judged on its age rating or it’s absurd comparison to other ‘teen’ genre movies released in recent times. This stands out as a science fiction triumph, dystopian, critical and compelling, and is one thrill ride I’m glad did not pass me by.

Marilyn @Getty Images, London

To commemorate 50 years since Marilyn Monroe tragically died Getty Images in association with David Gainsborough Roberts are displaying iconic images alongside original dresses and costumes worn by Marilyn at their gallery in central London.

Film Review: Cabin in the woods

This review is going to prove difficult to write so before I lose you I’ll just say that Cabin In The Woods is one of the funniest, terrifying and most refreshing films I’ve seen for years.

The Artisan Hotel: Las Vegas

Going to Las Vegas and NOT Gambling is a bit like going to the tennis at Wimbledon to eat strawberries. Unless you stay at The Artisan Hotel.

Film Review: 21 Jump Street

21 Jump St is refreshing, frantic, frenetic, sweary, surreal, insane, naughty and an utter joy to watch. Everyone in the screening I saw laughed non stop from opening titles to end credits.

FIlm Review: John Carter

Directed by Andrew Stanton, the man behind Wall-E, Finding Nemo and A Bug’s Life, it is no surprise that he again offers here a truly wonderful aesthetic experience with the movie John Carter.

Film Review: The Raven

The Raven is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, considered to be the inventor of the modern detective story, and in particular focuses on an event where Poe had disappeared for a few days, only to be discovered sitting disorientated on a park bench, on the cusp of death.

The Pleasure of Doing Nothing

Sat at one of the London Airports, struggling to shake the feeling I’d forgotten something, I was aware that the pending holiday needed to be both relaxing and restorative. Easier said than done.

Film Review: Project X

A celebration of a time in young people’s lives when they take gambles, make mistakes and (hopefully) learn something from them, but this movie is perhaps NOT a template for how you should spend your free time.

Neil Craver – Underwater Love

Neil Craver’s underwater photography has a strange haunting quality, it brings to mind beauty, angels, death, love and life. It is both unsettling and compelling, I really like it.

Sneak Peek of Pixar's upcoming new movie Brave

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

John Madden’s comedy-drama focuses almost exclusively on the elderly, and yet, as a 24-year-old, I found myself empathising. That is, before the film’s trite message – that you’re never too old to take a risk – tramples over everything else.

Polly Braden – A Decade in China

Polly Braden’s pictures are an intimate glimpse of people living and working in a country balancing between change and tradition. I love them because apart from being beautifully photographed, they are a revealing study on contemporary Chinese culture.