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May 19, 2015

Feminism, climate change, eugenics, and the fight against patriarchy are not subjects discussed in your usual summer blockbuster fare, but Philip Kurthausen finds liberal messages and inspiring depictions of strong female characters in the latest Max Max movie, Fury Ro...

May 19, 2015

That moment before you wake, the land between dreams and what we think of as real life, that is where stories are made and magic can be found.

“Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go.” – E.E. Cummings.

May 12, 2015

This the Magnetron.  For years it’s stood ’empty’, hidden under a flyover in the middle of Chester. No one can ever remember it being open and online searches reveal nothing.  If you walk by it you’ll notice that someone is watching it.  There are over a half a dozen s...

April 9, 2015

Why it’s cool to have Jean Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) in your top five favourite movie list.

Talking about your top five movies gets you through a lot. They get you through awkward first dates, they help find you friends in smoky rooms at college, they...

March 17, 2015

Submission, domination and control: Phil Kurthausen takes a look at this Spring’s unlikely cinematic theme played out in The Duke of Burgundy, Catch Me Daddy and Still Alice.

In the fecund surroundings of an isolated house somewhere unnamed and out of time in Europe, Cy...

October 7, 2014

 Not one for snapping photos of famous people, but I could not resist the legend himself Al Pacino whilst I was ambling along the Southbank, London. It reminded me of a short story: Awards which I wrote years ago. "Say hello to my little friend'!...

September 11, 2014

The fact of the matter, and I’m not proud, and well as you’ll see, I’m rather condemned by this, the fact of the matter was that I just didn’t want to go home. There, I’ve said it and I’ll have to live with that decision for ever. Having said that I can’t help but feel...

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