Nicolas Atkin

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Final Flourish Can't Mask Benitez's Failings at Chelsea

(10) Comments | Posted 23 May 2013 | (00:00)

Outgoing interim manager Rafael Benitez may have led Chelsea to Europa League glory and a top-three finish in the Premier League this season - but suggestions the Spaniard has had a successful reign at Stamford Bridge are wide of the mark.

While it's hard to argue with winning any piece...

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Django Unwatchable: Tarantino Doesn't Need To Tone It Down, Just Settle On One Tone

(26) Comments | Posted 29 January 2013 | (19:53)

Django Unchained has attracted well-documented criticism for its exploitation cinema-esque depiction of violence but its most serious flaw is a jarring juxtaposition of tones that completely undermines the film's purpose.

Quentin Tarantino's latest could have been a rewarding emotional experience, a cathartic metaphor for fighting racism, to give - as...

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New Star Wars Scribe Michael Arndt Can Reignite the Franchise

(0) Comments | Posted 16 November 2012 | (13:47)

The news Michael Arndt is to write the screenplay for Star Wars Episode VII shows Disney are taking their new acquisition seriously - and fans of the franchise should be excited not apprehensive about making another journey to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Arndt is...

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