The Prestige (2006) Review


Two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate trick after a tragic event occurred when they were just starting out. Robert Angier and Alfred Borden would do anything possible to become the best and remembered.


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BAFTA Rising Star Award: A History

2020 is the 15th anniversary of the BAFTA having the Rising Star Award which is voted for by the public. Starting in 2006 known as the Orange Rising Star Award and then since 2013 the EE Rising Star Award, this is due to sponsorship and pretty much helps the award with publicity and getting the public involved in the voting for the winner. 

Over the years as I have become more and more obsessed with films I know more about the nominees which in all honesty makes me feel very special and at times very geeky. Which I personally love and am very proud of, I felt coming up to the 15th year it was very important to take a look back at not only the winners from each year but the other nominees as well. The list is very impressive and it feels as though someone at BAFTA can certainly pick out rising stars in the best possible way, the nominees are chosen regardless of gender, nationality and whether they have made a breakthrough in television, film or both.

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Teen Spirit (2018) Review


Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of being a singer and this has never really happened to anyone from the Isle of Wight before as she is chasing the dream to get to London via talent show Teen Spirit. Going from the local competition to more National it will test her resilience and push her to the limits.


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Frost/Nixon (2008) Review

Why didn’t you burn the tapes?

I can imagine at the time and probably still now that was the first question everyone would have been thinking. With such a scandal why weren’t the tapes exposed of in some way or form. I mean it seems as though everyone involved was waiting for the tapes to be found. You cant exactly deny it if you have been recorded saying certain things. I didn’t really know too much about the interview before seeing the film, although I do have the actual interviews on DVD but have not got round to watching them yet, just to see the difference and how much drama was added to make the film a bit more entertaining.


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