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Editor's Picks Relating to Movies Like Tolkien

  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film,…

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally Hawkins), who works as a janitor in a mysterious government laboratory. She keeps in the background,…
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  • 4 major flaws in latest Game of Thrones episode (s07e06)

    Game of Thrones season seven has been as strong as ever, but episode 6, (Beyond the Wall) the penultimate episode of the season, was not without its problems. Here’s 4 reasons why.

    Game of Thrones season seven has been as strong as ever, but episode 6, (Beyond the Wall) the penultimate episode of the season, was not without its problems. Here’s 4 reasons why.
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  • Who are we supposed to side with on Game of Thrones?

    Game of Thrones‘ seventh season has been nothing short of extraordinary. The intricacies, tangled subplots and huge cast of characters that once seemed so overwhelming have simmered into a full-scale war.

    For years we’ve been following…

    Game of Thrones‘ seventh season has been nothing short of extraordinary. The intricacies, tangled subplots and huge cast of characters that once seemed so overwhelming have simmered into a full-scale war.

    For years we’ve been following Daenerys Targaryen as she rose up from literal ashes, with feeble dragon eggs in hand, to witnessing her shock and awe assault on Westeros. We’ve waited for all the political backstabbing and deceit to transform and ignite a hot war. The battles thus…
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  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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News Relating to Movies Like Tolkien

  • Stranger Things: Season 2 reviews are in

    Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s breakout hits last year. Does the second season suffer from the sophomore slump, though?

    Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s breakout hits last year. Does the second season suffer from the sophomore slump, though?
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  • J.J. Abrams to adapt Your Name

    If Death Note, Ghost in the Shell, and Dragonball Evolution have taught us anything, it’s that Hollywood should probably lay off the live-action remakes of classic anime. Since Hollywood never learns its lesson, though, it looks like we’re getting a live-action interpretation of Your Name from J.J. Abrams.

    If Death Note, Ghost in the Shell, and Dragonball Evolution have taught us anything, it’s that Hollywood should probably lay off the live-action remakes of classic anime. Since Hollywood never learns its lesson, though, it looks like we’re getting a live-action interpretation of Your Name from J.J. Abrams.
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  • Game of Thrones announce the directors for the final season

    With Game of Thrones, unfortunately, coming to an end next year, with it’s 8th and final season, the list of directors to work on the season is a big deal.

    With Game of Thrones, unfortunately, coming to an end next year, with it’s 8th and final season, the list of directors to work on the season is a big deal.
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  • Stranger Things posters pay homage to 80s classics

    Seeing how Stranger Things was largely inspired by The Goonies and A Nightmare on Elm Street, it only makes sense that these posters for Season 2 are draped in 80s nostalgia.

    Seeing how Stranger Things was largely inspired by The Goonies and A Nightmare on Elm Street, it only makes sense that these posters for Season 2 are draped in 80s nostalgia.
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Reviews Relating to Movies Like Tolkien

  • Come Away Review

    Come Away has just enough magic, realism, and magical realism to reach its intended destination.

    Come Away has just enough magic, realism, and magical realism to reach its intended destination.
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  • Cats Review

    Even if Cats had nine lives, all of them would be dead on arrival.

    Even if Cats had nine lives, all of them would be dead on arrival.
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  • The Lighthouse Review

    The Lighthouse is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

    The Lighthouse is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
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  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film,…

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally Hawkins), who works as a janitor in a mysterious government laboratory. She keeps in the background,…
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Previews Relating to Movies Like Tolkien

  • The Jungle Book - Living Poster

    An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

    An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
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  • Flickreel's 5 Must See Movies in October

    Our pick of the 5 films you must see in October.

    Our pick of the 5 films you must see in October.
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Features Relating to Movies Like Tolkien

  • 4 major flaws in latest Game of Thrones episode (s07e06)

    Game of Thrones season seven has been as strong as ever, but episode 6, (Beyond the Wall) the penultimate episode of the season, was not without its problems. Here’s 4 reasons why.

    Game of Thrones season seven has been as strong as ever, but episode 6, (Beyond the Wall) the penultimate episode of the season, was not without its problems. Here’s 4 reasons why.
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  • Who are we supposed to side with on Game of Thrones?

    Game of Thrones‘ seventh season has been nothing short of extraordinary. The intricacies, tangled subplots and huge cast of characters that once seemed so overwhelming have simmered into a full-scale war.

    For years we’ve been following…

    Game of Thrones‘ seventh season has been nothing short of extraordinary. The intricacies, tangled subplots and huge cast of characters that once seemed so overwhelming have simmered into a full-scale war.

    For years we’ve been following Daenerys Targaryen as she rose up from literal ashes, with feeble dragon eggs in hand, to witnessing her shock and awe assault on Westeros. We’ve waited for all the political backstabbing and deceit to transform and ignite a hot war. The battles thus…
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  • Saying Goodbye to "The Leftovers"

    The Leftovers has been a journey unlike anything else we’ve seen on television. It’s not just a stellar HBO drama steeped in otherworldly, pitch black fantasy, but also a meditation on life, death and loss.

    Last Sunday’s penultimate episode…

    The Leftovers has been a journey unlike anything else we’ve seen on television. It’s not just a stellar HBO drama steeped in otherworldly, pitch black fantasy, but also a meditation on life, death and loss.

    Last Sunday’s penultimate episode “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” saw Kevin’s (Justin Theroux) seemingly final trip to the afterlife, or is it a sort of crazed purgatory that he encapsulates himself in? The death counter

    on Kevin has reached its…
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  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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Trailers Relating to Movies Like Tolkien

  • Annihilation trailer ventures into the unknown

    Based on a hit novel, Annihilation sees Alex Garland of Ex Machina getting back behind the camera.

    Based on a hit novel, Annihilation sees Alex Garland of Ex Machina getting back behind the camera.
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    This is fantastic. I want to go there. Man has the ability to logically think through to a solution, for any problem created by man, of course applying the solution may mean his own annihilation.
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  • Stranger Things Season 2 Final Trailer

    The final trailer for Stranger Things Season 2 is the perfect way to celebrate Friday the 13th, especially with Halloween also on the horizon.

    The final trailer for Stranger Things Season 2 is the perfect way to celebrate Friday the 13th, especially with Halloween also on the horizon.
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  • Stranger Things Season 2 Teaser Trailer

    The latest teaser for Stranger Things Season 2 borrows from 80s slasher flicks, getting us pumped for the final trailer that’ll debut on Friday the 13th.

    The latest teaser for Stranger Things Season 2 borrows from 80s slasher flicks, getting us pumped for the final trailer that’ll debut on Friday the 13th.
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  • The Shape of Water Trailer

    An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

    An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
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