Tagged: 2016

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Film Torments: Ben-Hur (2016)

THIS WEEK on Torments, Dan looks at a surprisingly interesting bomb. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was a staggeringly popular novel at the turn of the 20th Century. Set in the time of...

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Review: Silence – Catholic guilt, the movie

AS AN ATHEIST who was raised as a practising Catholic, Martin Scorsese’s Silence strikes two very raw nerves with me as a film that examines both the best and worst aspects of religious faith and...

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SCM Music’s Top 51 Albums of 2016

YOU DON’T need me to tell you that 2016 had been a pretty horrible year. I’m almost sure that by the time this article goes up, another beloved celebrity will have passed away, another...

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Review: Rogue One – A galaxy treads water

PREQUELS, by their very station in an overarching narrative, face a conundrum: They’re moving toward a foregone conclusion. Star Wars knows this better than most franchises, having crafted an entire trilogy of the things...

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Review: Doctor Strange-ly forgettable

DOCTOR STRANGE is the latest offering from the factory of slick itself, Marvel Studios. It is the story of Stephen Strange, a high-flying surgeon and general shitty guy, played by Benedict Cumberbatch (who I’ve heard...