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Feature: The American Dreamer

Tom Bruce reviews the authenticity of various on-screen representations of journalist Hunter S. Thompson, comparing them with the books and with the man himself

Halls 2 Home: Putting ‘Unity’ Back Into the Community

Halls 2 Home is a project which aims to support students in their transition from halls to private accommodation. It was created by Manchester Student Homes and works in partnership with the university’s Pastoral Care Team, involving a programme of awarenesseampaigns, events and resource documents which aim to improve student integration in off-campus areas

Recipe: Dark ‘n’ Stormy

If you’re going to BYOB to Phetpailin, why not make the same cocktail as Tom Bruce?

YCHTT: Has Film Reviewing Gone Too Far?

Confused film reviewer Tom Bruce grapples with the existentialism of Birdman

The Oscars Drinking Game

Presented by the Official (poor) Judgement Panel of the Alc-ademy Awards.

Review: Fury

Tom Bruce awards David Ayer’s Call of Duty with a Medal of Honour

Review: The Lodger

Tom Bruce was highly entertained by the screen-to-stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s The Lodger

TV Guide – Week 3

Tom Bruce implores us to discover Cops

Video Nasties

Tom talks blood, bureaucracy, flesh and classifications: how the BBFC has affected movies from Psycho to Philomena, Cannibal Holocaust to A Clockwork Orange

Preview: Godzilla

Tom Bruce previews the much-anticipated ‘Godzilla’ movie

Review: Robocop

According to Tom Bruce, the 1987 ‘Robocop’ was in no need of a re-boot

Contrary Corner: ‘Rush’ really grinds my gears

For Tom Bruce, ‘Rush’ was somewhat of a cinematic false-start

Cornerhouse Pick of the Week: How to Survive a Plague

Tom Bruce reviews this powerful documentary that should be on everyone’s watch list

Review: Dom Hemingway

Hard living safe cracker Dom Hemingway (Law) is set loose in London after a 12 year prison sentence. Pairing up with best friend Dickie (Grant), Dom seeks out financial reward for his loyalty to underworld boss Mr. Fontaine (Bichir).    ‘’Crazy night, last night. Dickie lost a glove and everything.’’ Jude Law spent a summer […]

Top 5: Storms on screen

 Our good nation weathered quite a storm a fortnight ago, but it’s not over yet. Get ready to batten down the proverbial hatches once more because this list features some of the worst weather ever seen on the silver screen.   5. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) One of the more believable and well-acted disaster […]

TV Advertising, the Hollywood Giant Killer

Tom charts the fall from grace of some of Hollywood’s greats to the pits of the advertising world

Review: The Escape Plan

Tom reviews the latest instalment in the Arnie revival canon

Review: Filth

Tom is both appalled and delighted at the Scottish shocker.

Contrary Corner: The Desolation of Smaug? More like The Desolation of Tolkien!

Tom tells us why he is one of the few to hate The Hobbit

Top 5: One-Eyed Movie Characters

These guys may be partially sighted, but they still know how to pack a punch