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New on Netflix: Beyond Clueless

I just finished watching Peep Show on Netflix and was flicking through what's new, just to make sure my ever-growing list isn't missing anything, when I came across Beyond Clueless, the teen movie doc. I reviewed this over a month ago for STUDIO and haven't actually shared the link! So check out the opener below… Continue reading New on Netflix: Beyond Clueless

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Book review: The Talented Mr Ripley

It’s a bit weird to see one of my favourite films featured in a book club post, but did you know that it was based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train fame? And a damn good book it is too! For those unfamiliar, The Talented Mr Ripley is a… Continue reading Book review: The Talented Mr Ripley

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Film review: Some Like it Hot

They don’t make ’em like they used to! Sure, if you look really close there are a few little things wrong with Some Like it Hot, but if you take it as a simple piece of entertainment, it’s pretty damn perfect. It ticks all of the boxes – endearing female lead, comedy value, catchy soundtrack… Continue reading Film review: Some Like it Hot

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Film review: Away We Go

It’s easy to dismiss Away We Go as another quirky indie flick, rehashing the marmite tropes of the likes of Garden State, Juno and Little Miss Sunshine, but this is different. It’s captivatingly quirky and charming, with the right level of schmaltz. And, best of all, it’s a Sam Mendes film. That’s right, in between… Continue reading Film review: Away We Go

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Film review: Heavy Load

Typically, music documentaries feature high-profile, big name bands. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that you’ve never heard of Heavy Load – I hadn’t until I saw it at the Cornwall Film Festival a few years ago. It’s one of those films that’s best viewed if you don’t know much… Continue reading Film review: Heavy Load

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Film review: Whip It

If you’re looking for the ultimate girl power film, forget Spice World: The Movie, you need to see Whip It! Back in 2009, Drew Barrymore added directing to her already outstanding CV with Whip It (which she also co-starred in and produced!), a film about a high school girl who joins the world of roller… Continue reading Film review: Whip It

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Film review: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

The other day I was sat on the bus on the way home from work with my iTunes on shuffle, having just finished another book. I was skipping through practically every song and figured my best bet for uninterrupted tunes was playing my Top 25 Most Played. And you know what was on there? In… Continue reading Film review: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

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Book review: Goose

Dawn O’Porter is one of the most fabulous women on the planet. You all should have seen her somewhere at least once before – presenting a TV show/documentary, writing columns for Glamour, raising awareness of breast cancer, on the arm of Chris O’Dowd… There’s literally nothing this gal can’t do. And that’s why I was… Continue reading Book review: Goose

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Film review: Enchanted

Last weekend I found myself sat on the sofa catching up on the old blog and flicking through the channels to have something on in the background to keep me company. When I came across Enchanted, I originally planned on it being a ‘background’ movie but I found myself getting more and more drawn in.… Continue reading Film review: Enchanted

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Film review: Jurassic Park

Last Saturday night, I must have been one of the few people not watching the Eurovision Song Contest. You know what I watched instead? Jurassic Park. And the pressure was on – it was my boyfriend’s favourite film growing up and remains in his top five favourite films of all time. And it was my… Continue reading Film review: Jurassic Park