Artz in Books: The Miniaturist

This review looks at another debut novel: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. This book may have received high praise from The Guardian and The Independent but one questioned it’s authenticity, and the other found the references to modern issues of sexuality jarring with the 17th century setting.  I felt these criticisms were a little harsh. […]

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100 Words or Less – Blue Ruin

Title – Blue Ruin Released – 2013 Director – Jeremy Saulnier Starring – Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves Review – Blue Ruin is a fantastic example of cheap indie filmmaking done right. The film is a grim piece of Americana following ordinary man Dwight as he avenges the murder of his parents through a blood soaked neon America. Through it’s […]

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Rush Review

Rush is a spectacular film. A film chronicling the rivalry between two of Formula 1’s most interesting personalities. Directed by double Oscar winner Ron Howard, Rush thrills until the credits roll, and is not a film just for F1 enthusiasts. Here’s my review. Rush revolves around the rivalry between Brit James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda, the biggest stars […]

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Snake Eyes (1998) Review

“You’ve got snake eyes.” Yaaay! It’s Nicolas Cage time! Snake Eyes comes from my favourite era of the master’s work, the 1990’s. In this decade you had some downright excellent action films like The Rock, Con Air and Face/Off (not to mention his Oscar win). In the 90’s you could hardly move for all the Nicolas Cage. I feel Snake Eyes is […]

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The Wire Season 4 Review

“I still wake up white in a city that ain’t.” I think I need to change things up. My reviews of The Wire have effectively been “The Wire is amazing, here’s why”, and then what was good and what wasn’t. I don’t want people getting bored with my reviews so for seasons 4 and 5 […]

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