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What’s your favourite film? Why? I enjoy film and hearing people’s views and opinions on them. I believe film is a great outlet and engaging in conversation over film can lend itself to other areas of life and help inspire your thoughts and feelings on any subject. I’ll be using this space to give my opinions and hopefully to hear yours. I’m also keen on environmental issues and try to encourage everyone to develop an awareness of these issues in the community. I believe the foundations of success are built on the involvement of everyone and hearing these voices allows us to shape a better understanding of life and the planet we live on.  

Steven Horley Blogs

What happened to Imagination?

Fantasy and today’s Cinema. In past blogs I have discussed films of a more mature nature, aimed at a certain type of audience. So, I...
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The Golden Age of Special Effects

Utilisation of Special Effects I'd like to look at films featuring practical special effects and focus on some of the artists and directors that made...
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Visions of the Past: Period Dramas

Inspired by the new movie - Mary, Queen of Scots. I’ve been inspired by the upcoming film Mary, Queen of Scots to look at period...
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Halloween Movie Fest

Shocktober! It’s October and Halloween may traditionally be a time we indulge in the macabre and otherworldly, this may take the form of watching ‘Horror’...

Heroes Not Heroines: Strong Male Characters in Film

Strong Male Leads I’ve discussed strong female characters once before, so I thought I’d try male characters. The whole logic behind discussing female characters is, despite...
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Against All Odds: Inspirational Tales

Everybody needs inspiration I use film as my inspiration, but some films themselves tell inspirational stories...
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Hearing out the film critics

When it comes to the movies, many people tend to shun film critics. Instead they may look straight to a five-star rating or a...
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Alternative romantic films for Valentine’s Day

Many of us might choose to cuddle up on the couch this romantic Valentine’s evening and watch something smoochy like Love Actually, Four Weddings and a...

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