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I’ve decided to save the best until last and carry on with my cinematic Worst of 2018 – the films I saw not from 2018 but which were the true nadir of my film watching experience this year. Interestingly, all of these movies came out in 2017, which was otherwise a damn good year for …

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Alias arrived at a fascinating point when it came to television. The year was 2001 and a lot was changing in the ether around it. JJ Abrams, at this point best known as the writer of Harrison Ford weepie Regarding Henry, Michael Bay blockbuster Armageddon and show-runner of late 90’s teen hit drama Felicity, was nowhere near …

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With the advent of Justice League, many fans and commentators are once again discussing the concept of the ‘Cinematic Universe’, given the formative attempts by DC Comics over the last several years to emulate the rampant success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first truly successful and revolutionary cinematic model of an overarching mythological world …

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