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  • 22 July

    22 July

    ★★★★

    22 July focuses on the atrocity carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011. First, he detonated a bomb in a van, which was situated near the tower block housing the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg; then he drove to Utoya Island and claimed to be a police officer sent to secure the island, before wreaking havoc with an assault rifle. This was all a part of his plan to inflict as much damage as possible, whilst garnering as…

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  • Fred

    Fred

    ★★★

    Quite an interesting insight into Freddie Foreman for those unfamiliar with who he is, but doesn't offer much new information as a whole. It's essentially Foreman reminiscing about his past and the current troubles regarding his estranged family.

    Freddie Foreman will always be one of the main gangsters of London, certainly up there with the Kray twins, which is what makes him so interesting to learn about. And whilst some don't quite live up to the myth that surrounds them,…

  • Fyre

    Fyre

    ★★★★

    This was genuinely fascinating to watch and I was hooked from the get-go. I remember hearing about what an epic failure the Fyre Festival was at the time, but never quite understood just how bad it got until I saw this documentary.

    The whole project was spearheaded by Billy McFarland, someone who is quite simply an operating sociopath, who dragged thousands of people into this delusion of his, despite persistent warnings from those around him that it would not work.…

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  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    ★★★½

    Popstar is a mockumentary based on the life of "Conner4Real" after he embarks on a solo career following his split from the "Style Boyz". The other two members of the Style Boyz are Lawrence, who became a farmer in Colorado after a failed solo attempt, and Owen, who stuck with Conner and was the DJ for the wildly successful debut album, Thriller Also, which sold four million copies worldwide. However, Conner now finds himself in a predicament: there is a…

  • Platoon

    Platoon

    ★★★½

    Platoon is a film that focuses on the Vietnam war in 1967 when our protagonist, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), enlists in the infantry, leaving behind his university studies. We watch as the conflict and incessant violence begins to take its toll on Taylor's mental state. Those within his platoon are feeling the angst too, and seem to simply be counting down the days until they can leave the place they've labelled "hell on earth".

    What drew me to Platoon in…