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WOW FILM FESTIVAL: THE WAR SHOW | FILM REVIEW

WOW FILM FESTIVAL: THE WAR SHOW | FILM REVIEW

Kicking things off at this year’s WOW film festival, The War Show is quite easily one of the most powerful and deeply affecting films of 2017 so far. If you have seen or can remember the rather brilliant Oscar-nominated 2013 documentary, The Square, then this is its distant relative; a frontline account of the aftermath […]

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THE PASSING / YR YMADAWIAD | FILM REVIEW

THE PASSING / YR YMADAWIAD | FILM REVIEW

  THE PASSING/YR YMADAWIAD (Dir: Gareth Bryn)   The Passing is a fascinating contradiction of a film, where nothing is quite what it appears to be. Not only does it manage to tell a story which feels simple and complex at the same time, but its small-scale is offset with hugely cinematic visuals and bubbling […]

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THE PASSING/YR YMADAWIAD DIRECTOR GARETH BRYN | FILM INTERVIEW

THE PASSING/YR YMADAWIAD DIRECTOR GARETH BRYN | FILM INTERVIEW

If you’re one of the many people who have turned the detective series Hinterland from a S4C cult drama to a bonafide international hit, chances are you’re a fan of Gareth Bryn and don’t even know it. The Pontypridd-born director is regularly behind the camera on the series, and is responsible for Hinterland’s dark but stunning […]

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BUZZ’S SUMMER FILM PICK | FILM FEATURE

BUZZ’S SUMMER FILM PICK | FILM FEATURE

Whilst the weather is always questionable during a Welsh summer, one thing is for certain; summer equals big Hollywood blockbusters. For the next three months, cinemagoers can expect a barrage of explosions, special effects and superheroes. Here’s just a few films that we’re looking forward to… Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice | March 25th […]

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COME ON, JUST LET LEO HAVE IT | BUZZ’S OSCARS PREDICTIONS FILM FEATURE

COME ON, JUST LET LEO HAVE IT  | BUZZ’S OSCARS PREDICTIONS FILM FEATURE

Undoubtedly the most important event in the filmic calendar, this year’s Oscars ceremony is due to take place on Sunday night. Without taking a look at every single category – we could be here a while otherwise – here’s who I think will win big on the night. Animated Feature Film Inside Out Pixar were […]

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VALENTINE’S IDEA: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY | FILM FEATURE

VALENTINE’S IDEA: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY | FILM FEATURE

Stuck for something to do this Valentine’s Day? Then stay in. Forget candle-lit restaurants, get a takeaway. Don’t bother getting dressed up, stay in your pyjamas. Cinema? No need. Why not just stay home – it’s a lot warmer and cheaper after all – eat some junk food in your onesies, and watch a rom-com […]

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ODE TO RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK | FILM FEATURE

ODE TO RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK | FILM FEATURE

In case you were wondering, my favourite film of all time is Raiders of the Lost Ark. This wasn’t always the case. When I was growing up, I watched it and enjoyed it, but it’s only recently, over the last ten years or so, that I’ve found a whole new appreciation for Indiana Jones’ first […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS | A LOOK BACK AT STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI

COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS | A LOOK BACK AT STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI

COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS | A LOOK BACK AT STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI I may be in the minority when I say this, but Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is a tremendous disappointment. I suppose that was always going to be the case though; especially as […]

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VERY, VERY BAD | FILM ROUND UP 2015

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VERY, VERY BAD | FILM ROUND UP 2015

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VERY, VERY BAD | FILM ROUND UP 2015 Joe Richards reminisces over the highs and lows of 2015’s cinematic releases, from Studio Ghibli to Star Wars, and Pixar to Pixels. 2015 has been a fantastic year for film. We’ve had the good, the not so good and the completely […]

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COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS | A LOOK BACK AT STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS | A LOOK BACK AT STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

If anybody says that sequels are never as good as the original, they’ve quite clearly never seen The Empire Strikes Back. I know that it’s a rare thing for a second movie to be as good as the first one, mainly because most come from a place of financial greed as opposed to creative storytelling. […]