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Whiplash

Whiplash

At the centre of this film are two powerful performances, one from a young actor on the rise the other from a long-time character actor given the role of his career.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

This is an enjoyable film that sets the franchise back on track, but it doesn’t have enough fresh ideas to revive a new passion for this storyline…

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Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

The challenge of writing a summary for Edge of Tomorrow has the potential for a multitude of spoilers. While it references films like Groundhog Day, Source Code and even, Saving Private Ryan, the concept of the film feels orginal and fresh…

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl is the kind of smart, insightful, middle-budget (around $50 million) film which is few and far between in Hollywood these days.

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Maleficent

Maleficent

Disney has another go at spinning a new yarn from a classic fairy tale. Can the villain be the hero or even the victim?

Opinion

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Soapbox: A 21st century parable

“The church has got caught in an imperialist role, saying to others, ‘I have this, and I know what is good for you. Without what I have you are poor and ignorant – not to forget damned!

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Soapbox: Where did the joy go?

So, in your Congregations, Church councils and small groups, I ask you to talk about, “where is your joy?”

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Soapbox: For me to follow Jesus

When I was first persuaded of the merits of this Jesus character it was by a committed group who belonged in the Evangelical camp.