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Black Panther – Film Review

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The King is Dead Long Live the King – Black Panther Black Panther is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first to explore a superhero of coloured origin. Which makes this film both fascinating and powerful in new and definite ways. Seeing diversity on screen (Luke Cage is an excellent example) is always […]

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The Rook – A Book Review

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What is ‘The Rook’? The Rook is a paranormal crime thriller that blends together the best of British and American ideas. It may not have a particularly British flavour. Yet the novel is set in Britain and features a mix of monsters and characters as bizarre as any from Doctor Who. As far as any […]

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The Last Jedi – Star Wars Episode VIII Review

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The Best Star Wars Film Yet? I was five when I first watched Star Wars: A New Hope. I remember sitting down in my home with snacks for a family movie, with the famous soundtrack blasting as the title began to roll up the screen. I watched with fascination as a Star Destroyer flew after the Tantive IV, […]

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Justice League Film Review

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Overview Justice League is the Avengers of DC and Warner’s attempt at a superhero cinematic universe. This attempt follows on from a series of mixed reception films. These include the unsuccessful Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad. However, the successful Wonder Woman set the DC Universe on the right path. You can read my review here! So how does Justice League measure up? Plotting Justice […]

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The Dressmaker

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A Uniquely Australian Text The Dressmaker is quintessentially Australian in nature. After all, Australia is this reviewer’s homeland. And yet at the same time it is a somewhat controversial novel. For The Dressmaker is in many regards a distasteful novel and not at all a fairytale to read. There is no happily-ever-after morality with regard […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Metaphors and Similes

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Metaphor and simile: What is the difference? Technically speaking, the most common difference between metaphors and similes are described as this: metaphors state that an object is something it is not (i.e. the man was a ferocious tiger) while similes state that an object is similar to or like an object it is not (i.e. […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Dialogue

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Dialogue is Speech Dialogue can make or break a film, novel or play. So when it comes to speech how can you master some techniques to making creative, unique and fascinating dialogue that suspends disbelief, rather than creates disbelief? Here are a few tips and ideas to improve your dialogue writing: Understand Your Characters Characters […]