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Mockingjay Part 1 Spoiler-free Review

by Stephen Nagel 

I told myself I was going to watch Interstellar this past weekend. I ended up watching The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1… 497 more words


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

This review first appeared in the Sunday Star Times, 23rd November 2014

It’s not that this is a bad movie, but it’s simply not as good as it should be. 332 more words

Film Comment

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Review

It was with some reluctance that I went to see the latest instalment in the massively popular Hunger Games series. I haven’t particularly cared for either of the two previous films, and dislike this money-grabbing trend of splitting the last book in a YA series into two films. 993 more words


No Mocking the Mockingjay (part 1)

Let’s start this post off with me saying, “Don’t judge me!” Ever since I was a wee lass, I have been a reader. Experience has also taught me that one either is or isn’t a reader, and there is never any changing of minds. 873 more words


Film Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

Jennifer Lawrence shines as always, but the latest film based on Suzanne Collins‘ novels suffers from too much talk with too little payoff. 581 more words