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Ennio: Giuseppe Tornatore’s tribute to a genius of our time

Innovative. Enigmatic. Genius. The significant exception to all rules.  The documentary by Giuseppe Tornatore throws us into the profoundly entertaining, exhausting and magical life of the Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Born in 1928, Morricone wrote over 500 scores for films and television, from Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West, Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso to Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, for which he won an Oscar in 2016. 
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Don’t click on this link! – Five creepypastas to freak ...

I believe it is fair to say I have become somewhat of an in-house horror nerd of this publication. It is not rare that every other week, you will find my name attached to some sort of article talking about the twisted indie welsh language release or a good old jump scare-packed TV show. I have a lot of fun going through that type of content, it is my equivalent of going on a roller coaster ride (I am terrified ...
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Five Horror Female Directors for you to check it out!

Are you a horror fan who is tired of looking for new things to watch and getting the same old list? Again and again and again. Before anyone comes at me to say how dare I speak ill of the greats, I want to preface here: I am not doing that. I still appreciate and have so much fun watching Halloween (1978) or Insidious (2010). However, from time to time, I feel the thirst for something different, a new perspective. ...
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Drama and betrayal – Don’t worry darling Review

A film wrapped in drama, revenge and complicated relationships. No, I am not talking about the behind-the-scenes chaos that was the production of Don’t worry darling. For the past couple of weeks, especially with the massive publicity that comes with events such as the 2022 Venice Film Festival, Twitter could not get enough from all the alleged drama surrounding the production of Olivia Wilde’s second directorial endeavour.
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Tornatore and Truffaut – Nostalgia in European Film within Film

The nostalgia and importance of life are so well reflected through cinema, and the impassioned film endeavours of the Europeans powerfully echo the beauty and pathos of everyday living and community. The colourful tasting menu that Italian and French films offer and resemble holds cinematic versatility, a career in cinema for those who wish to soulfully express themselves. Thus, for a movie to be about movies themselves is a dreamy cultural comment on the human condition. François Truffaut’s and Giuseppe Tornatore’s ...
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Will The Feast satisfy you? – The Feast (2021) Review

It’s a bright and beautiful day. Blue skies and birds are singing amongst the trees and a pumpjack is drilling the earth for its sweet, sweet petroleum. That is how The Feast (2021), a Welsh language horror film directed by debutant Lee Haven Jones, opens.
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Top 5 Neil Gaiman Adaptations Preceding the New Sandman Release

Neil Gaiman has arguably been one the greatest names in fantasy literature for some decades now. A master of creating highly visual and atmospheric worlds that capture our imagination, Gaiman has always enjoyed the process of adapting his work to film or television.
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Top 10 Greatest Scream Queens in Horror’s History

The horror genre gets a bad reputation for not welcoming women or just straight up hating them. As a horror fan, I must admit that this can sometimes be the case. However, the genre is also a hub of iconic female characters.
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Persuasion

Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman reaching spinsterhood at the old age of seven and twenty. Long ago, Anne was engaged to the loving and dignified Frederick Wentworth but was persuaded by her vain family not to move forward with the attachment. Now that Wentworth has returned to her home town, Anne will have to face her past choices and regrets but most will have to learn how to stand up for what she wants.
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I watched the new Fantastic Beasts movie so you don’t ...

Warning: spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.  Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022, David Yates), the third and newest instalment of the Harry Potter franchise, premiered theatrically in April. The film was originally set to be released in November 2020 and has suffered continuous delays due to the COVID pandemic. Growing up, I have always been a hardcore Harry Potter fan, waiting eagerly for the new films – and books – to come out and falling in love with the ...