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Film Review: The Double

Double exlusive trailer

We live in an age of anxiety, and good old Dostoyevsky saw it coming: “If there’s no God everything is permitted,” he said in 1880. It is a statement often quoted as a moral warning – a prediction that without the Big G overseeing things man would implode in an orgy of hedonistic chaos. But that wasn’t Fyodor’s main concern – he was much more interested in how a world without meaning, fate, or belief might torture an individual human soul.

Welcome to the 21st Century. “Everything is permitted” is now the gleeful cheer of our consumerist overlords. Enjoy freedom! Enjoy choice! Be anyone you want to be! Unfortunately, for people who don’t particularly like themselves this is a double kick in the guts, because not only have they grown up to be a social clod with all the charisma of a P60, they are now entirely and solely responsible for this state of affairs. Nobody to blame but yourself says the modern world – you chose this miserable destiny. You could easily have been a rock star or spaceman but you ended up sitting in your pants, eating Nutella straight from the jar, writing film reviews nobody reads. What a waste.

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Now You See Me

Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco

Now You See Me is an intricately woven story of intrigue, deception, revenge and of course magic.

When four low-level magic performers find magical tarot cards they poll their talents and form ‘The Four Horsemen’ (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco). In front of a live crowd they convince the world they transported one of their audience members to a Parisian bank stealing €30 million in the process. Continue reading