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Guilty Pleasures: Tron Legacy

Joseph Kosinki’s second sci-fi film Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, seems to be cementing his dubious reputation as a soulless director of empty, derivative spectacle. I disagree, and would like to take this opportunity to defend his enjoyable debut feature cyber-calling card, Tron Legacy. Admittedly, Tron: Legacy is a film of two halves. After going all out to entertain […]

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No Country For Old Men: Mattie’s True Grit

“People do not give it credence that a 14 year old girl could leave home and go off in the winter to avenge her father’s blood…” So begins the Coen Brothers take on Charles Portis’ 1968 novel True Grit, strongly emphasising young heroine Mattie Ross’ personal journey as recalled by her in later life. After […]

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