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"Biggest, Shortest, My Hat is Like a CDO," or, The Big Short

The Big Short, director Adam McKay’s film based on author Michael Lewis’ book chronicling several outlying investors who were able to predict the 2007 financial crisis and profit from it, is truly next level. 413 more words

Pony Tricks


The bad news has been confirmed by researchers from Scotland’s Heriot Watt University: watching romantic comedies is bad for our love lives. This validates the therapists who tell anecdotes about frustrated individuals coming in expecting to encounter in life a quasi-magical special person who will know their desires and feelings innately, without being told. 1,660 more words

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Film Review - Bridge of Spies

The latest collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies is a superb film and already one of my favourites of 2016. It is perhaps more incredible due to the fact that it is based on actual events, depicting one man’s determination to do what is right despite the risks to himself, during a politically dangerous time in the twentieth century. 943 more words


"No Country for Old Men" (2007, dir. The Coen Brothers)

As of late I’ve been trying to fill in blind spots in my film-viewing which (for instance, the James Bond series), and the films of the Coen Brothers are one of those blind-spots. 615 more words



Release Date: 29th January
Certificate: 15
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James, Leiv Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery… 776 more words



Movie: Room
What it’s up for: Best Picture, Leading Actress, Director, Adapted Screenplay

As with most of the Oscar movies every year, I knew little about the plot of  718 more words

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filmmixtape's Top Ten Films of 2015

So finally, here we are.

What a year for film. The year began poorly (both cinematically and personally), but ended even stronger than we’ve seen in some time. 938 more words