Author: Daniel Abbott

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Muse go back to operatic basics with Drones

BATHOS: noun – An abrupt, presumably unintended juxtaposition of the exalted and the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect. Now try disassociating that word from Muse, particularly their last two albums. We’re never quite sure...

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Game of Thrones: Hardhome – Things are happening!

GAME of Thrones has deviated from its source material on countless occasions, but the greatest difference of all between the book series and the television series is that the books come out whenever George R....

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Film Torments: The Wicker Man (2006)

THE MONTH of June is not especially known for a predilection for remakes, but we at Film Torments spit in the face of Hollywood convention – what do they know, anyway? This week, we’re...

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Only in the 70s: The Wiz (1978)

CONCLUDING Musical May at Film Torments is one of the strangest mis-steps in a respected director’s career. From the creator of Network, Serpico and 12 Angry Men comes 1978’s Motown-tinged retelling of the Oz story: The Wiz. I’ve...