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Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Only in the darkest of nightmares should the despair and disturbing events of a High School massacre ever be witnessed. However, audiences are forced to watch with horror the madness and misery of this controversial issue in director Lynne Ramsay’s film adaptation. Based loosely on the chilling novel by Lionel Shriver, the film explores a … Continue reading

Review: We’ll Take Manhattan

“In 1962, no one had heard of the Beatles. No one expected to be famous, who was not born rich or titled. And there was no such thing as youth culture. But then David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton went to New York.” As the opening titles suggest, We’ll Take Manhattan follows the love affair between … Continue reading

Review: Good Girls by Laura Ruby

What is it all about? Audrey is the stereotypical good girl. She is ranked fourth in her year, is a loyal friend and a loving daughter. However, Audrey holds one secret which makes her a bad girl. When a photo of Audrey and popular boy, Luke DeSalvio, doing naughty things is spread throughout the school … Continue reading

Review: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

What is it all about? Naomi and Ely have been best friends their whole lives. Naomi is in love with Ely, but problem is Ely doesn’t love her back. Ely is gay. The two make a no kiss list; a list of the people they are not allowed to go for as this could damage … Continue reading

Review: Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

What is it all about? Love You Hate You Miss You follows Amy returning back to school after her stay in Pinewood, a rehabilitation centre. The grieving teenager is suffering after the death of her best friend Julia. She believes Julia’s death was her fault. Now she has to learn to survive with her intolerable … Continue reading

Wuthering Heights: A Review (2009)

For a long time it had been on my mind that one day I would have to read or watch Wuthering Heights. All I knew about the classic tale was that it was a period drama by Emily Bronte and Heath Ledger was named after the main character, Heathcliff. By chance I discovered that a … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Casts A Spellbinding Sensation For The Fan-driven Franchise

Director: David Yates Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and Matthew Lewis Verdict: 4/5 It seems like only yesterday that Harry and Co whizzed onto our screens in the Philosopher’s Stone, but now we are saying goodbye … Continue reading

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