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Nathan decided to take a gap year after completing his A-Levels (Media Studies, English Language & Literature and Drama & Theatre Studies) to gain some journalism and media experience before making the next step. In that time, he has continued to run his blog - PerksOfBeingNath - which is now approaching its second anniversary and crammed in as many cinema visits as humanly possible. Like a parent choosing their favourite child, he refuses to pick a favourite film but admits that it is currently a tight race between Gone Girl and La La Land. Self-admitted novice on cinema of the past and always open to suggestions.

THE EMOJI MOVIE: Why, Hollywood?

Plotless, joyless and cash-grabbing, The Emoji Movie deserves the brunt of our wrath because it showcases everything wrong with Hollywood.

THE ICE CREAM TRUCK: A Mixed Scoop Of B-Movie Horror

In Megan Freels Johnston's The Ice Cream Truck, sweet treats and sugary snacks are traded for bloodshed and suburban violence.

CUT SHOOT KILL: A Bloody Decent Effort

Another entry in the continuing trend of independent horror, Cut Shoot Kill just manages to stand out amongst the masses.

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: Low-Brow Humour, High-Level Heart

Although unashamedly made for the youngest audiences possible, Captain Underpants is infectiously charming to all ages.

SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER: Rain & Shine In This Mixed Bag

Something Like Summer is an odd yet mostly satisfying mix of good and bad, with wasted moments but also bright themes that shine through.

HAMPSTEAD: Another Entry Into The World's Most Repressive Genre

Hampstead offers nothing new in its tired-out genre, serving up uninspired writing and bland direction against a British backdrop.

A MAN CALLED OVE: An Unexpected Gem

We have the Academy to thank for bringing this warmly humorous Swedish gem to our attention - it's one of the year's most likeable

A Summer Box Office Forecast - Part 2

In the second of a series for 2017, we take a run-down through the box office potential of several high-profile summer movies.

MY COUSIN RACHEL: An Exhausting Tug Of War

The excellent performances by Weisz and Claflin sadly don't make up for the fact My Cousin Rachel is boring to the point of tedium.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL: The Most Excruciating 90 Minutes Of My Life

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul fails from a dreadful script that possesses the unique ability to make 90 minutes feel like