Review: Dunkirk (70mm)

Nolan’s unique war epic sees the British director revisit the past in more ways than one…

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Review: T2 Trainspotting

Danny Boyle gets the old crew back together for a depressing, but altogether satisfying foray into the middle-aged minds of our beloved Scottish fuck ups…

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Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.22 – ‘TPU’s Best of 2015!… Part 2: TV & Docs’

The Punch Up is a brand new weekly film & television podcast broadc​asting from the laaaazy west coast city of Vancouver, Canada.

Featuring regulars Phill Bartlett, Adam Blair, and yours truly, Nicholas Lay, the chaps and I will be covering regular news, reviews, previews, and retrospect from the world of the reel.

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Ep.22 – ‘TPU’s Best of 2015! Pt. 2: TV & Docs’

This week on The Punch Up Podcast it’s round two of our 2015 review, as the chaps chat their favorite tv shows and documentaries from the past 12 months…

Featuring major small screen hits, including Game of Thrones, BoJack Horseman, Rick & Morty, Fargo, Narcos, and many more, as well as the true crime documentary explosion in the form of The Jinx and Making Murderer, we’ve got you covered as to what was hot and what was not during 2015!

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Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.14 – ‘Spectre’

The Punch Up is a brand new weekly film & television podcast broadc​asting from the laaaazy west coast city of Vancouver, Canada.

Featuring regulars Phill Bartlett, Adam Blair, and yours truly, Nicholas Lay, the chaps and I will be covering regular news, reviews, previews, and retrospect from the world of the reel.

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Ep.14 – ‘Spectre’ 

This week on The Punch Up, the chaps dedicate a full episode to the life and history of good ol’ James Bond, leading with Sam Mendes’ new flick, Spectre, starring Daniel Craig, Christolph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, and Dave Bautista.

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Review: Spectre

It seems Mendes and co. were handed a licence to kill the progress made with Skyfall.

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Guest Podcast Debut With Failed Critics!

Following my articles on Blackadder, We Are Many, and Kung Fury for the chaps from my homeland at Failed Critics, you can now listen to me chat shit for fifteen minutes in my transatlantic podcast debut!

Owen Hughes hosts as he and I discuss Oscar Swift’s micro budget British indie thriller, Through the Lens, starring Lewis Sanderson.

The FC lads also discuss Minions, Spider-Man, and The Terminator amongst others.

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Review: We Are Many (Failed Critics)

A new ILT review for Failed Critics: We Are Many

Focusing on the build up to, and protest toward the 2003 Iraq War, Amir Arimani’s moving, thoroughly engaging documentary is a definitive journey through one of the chief high-profile social and political chapters of the early 21st century.

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We Are Many is released nationwide in the UK on 22 May, with details of US and other releases to be made available soon.

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ILT debut guest post on Failed Critics!

I’m now guest writing for the lovely chaps at Failed Critics.

Taking into account the recent farce of the UK General Election, my debut piece – a contribution to FC’s 100 Greatest TV Episodes – looks back at Blackadder The Third’s delicious political satire, Dish and Dishonesty…a lesson in the tragically hilarious nature of politics!

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Created/Written by: Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
Original Air Date: 17 September 1987

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Guitar & Lens: The Narrowing Memories of an Era

Watching Pete Townshend’s wailing finale to The Who’s set at Woodstock 1969, it dawned on me that by the time the next generation rolls around, film reels and video will be our only memories of rock’s most explosive era.

But what memories…

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