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Captain Phillips

The director who gave us the superior sequels to the Bourne films Paul Greengrass teams up with Tom Hanks for his latest thriller. Based on a true story of a container ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates Greengrass’ film was nominated for several awards, but can it impress me? 484 more words

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“By the time I’d done Bloody Sunday I felt I reached the end of a chapter. I could feel it. I wanted to try something new, something different.

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Captain Phillips (Quick Review)

Captain Phillips is such a gripping combination of drama, thriller and action, you sometimes feel the need to duck as bullets come screaming towards you! Needless to say, mother nature is the least of your worries on this voyage! 87 more words

Movie Review

Captain Phillips

I watched Captain Phillips last night, a film based on the true story of an American captain captured in 2009 by Somali pirates. This continues a trend of maritime survival stories as the last film I watched was… 305 more words

TV & Film (non-documentary)

Captain Phillips (2013)

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Drama

Why is British Culture so Anti-Black?

To begin this post, I want to write a disclaimer. As a white student, I don’t want people to feel that this article is an act of white superiority – that black people cannot champion their own work, so I shall do it for them – the examples that I will use show that I really am not needed. 1,302 more words