No One – Game of Thrones – S06 E08

*SPOILERS* With just three episodes to go, and with three writers having contributed thus far, you can probably guess where we’re going with this. Episode 8, ‘No One’, comes courtesy of Clare Clarke, with 9 & 10 to come from Scott Reynolds, and Pete Bartholomew. This week, Clare seems to have been very much excited…

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The Nice Guys

UK Release Date – 3rd June 2016 The Nice Guys, a pseudo-noir buddy comedy from director Shane Black, pairs world-weary Russell Crowe with a dishevelled Ryan Gosling in a partnership which effervesces with comic chemistry. The film feels in many ways a successor to Black’s 2005 effort, the sharp, funny, and deconstructive Kiss Kiss, Bang…

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The Broken Man – Game of Thrones – S06 E07

*SPOILERS* This week’s review sees the return of Scott Reynolds taking the reins to guide us through Episode 7.  This week’s episode of Game of Thrones ditched the scene structure that we have become accustomed to this season, and swapped it for something slightly more helter-skelter. Although this was most likely a conscious decision intended to…

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Everybody Wants Some!!

Release Date – 13th May 2016 Everybody Wants Some is an aimless but enjoyable comedy which charms while failing to excite. The latest film from Boyhood director Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college baseball players in the days leading up to the start of the academic year. There is little in…

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The Door – Game of Thrones – S06 E05

*SPOILERS* This week’s review of Game of Thrones has been conceived at the hands of Pete Bartholomew, a name we hope to see more from at The Panoptic. It’s a detailed review with much to say, so I’ll not distract any further from it. The fifth instalment in Game of Thrones’ sixth season has an intriguing…

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Headspace – Issues

Release Date – 20th May 2016 “Michael Jackson, Limp Bizkit and Meshuggah meet in the studio for a jam session…” If the above statement sounds like the start of a cruel joke lampooning music genres, it’s probably time to forget all of your preconceptions and listen to Issues’ latest album, Headspace. Those already familiar with…

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