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Mad Men Season One (2007) Review
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Mad Men Season One (2007) Review

Who is Donald Draper? That question is at the very heart of Sopranos scribe Matthew Weiner’s now iconic period drama series. The first season of Mad Men, ten years old now, is a near perfect debut that’s full of moments of subtlety, others without it, and scripted with skill and utter ingenuity. There will be some spoilers here as I delve back into one of my favourite shows of all time.

Baby Driver (2017) Review
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Baby Driver (2017) Review

Baby Driver is perhaps the most energetic and adrenaline-fuelled cinematic experience I’ve ever had. Note that I'm not of course claiming it to be the best experience (that's a dangerous claim to make these days), but I don’t think it’s hyperbole to suggest that Edgar Wright’s new film deserves all the praise and more that’s travelling its way.

20 Years On - Faith and Science in 1997's 'Contact'
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20 Years On - Faith and Science in 1997's 'Contact'

Warning. Spoilers for Contact and some minor spoilers for 2016's Arrival. — Science-fiction is arguably the most enduring genre of them all. More-so than any other, it grows and evolves with the world and explores new mysteries, themes, and miseries reflecting society at any given time. Great science-fiction, though, is timeless. Twenty years on, the Robert Zemeckis-directed, Jodie Foster-starring Contact is as strong as ever. It is an ambitious, at times optimistic, and perhaps occasionally too-familiar tale about discovery and how the world might react to a dramatic event.

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