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David Thirkeld

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The underwhelming Game of Thrones finale was still part of a great show

Committed fans have been speaking out about their misgivings in how their beloved series ended, but the concluding storylines have merit despite being inconsistent and too rushed.
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Histories of Bristol: Castle Park during the 'Bristol Blitz'

David Thirkland explores the history of Bristol during the 'Bristol Blitz' which destroyed much of Bristol's historic buildings. The survival of Castle Park has become a beacon of resilience.
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Film awards season and the elephant in the room: are they valid?

Awards shows are continually disputed for the films they celebrate, as argued by Miles Jackson, but are what actually affects the decision making and do they lack justification for being the definitive opinion?
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Why Modric shouldn't have won the Ballon d'Or

The 2018 Ballon d’Or awards was the 63rd edition of the annual award ceremony which purportedly recognises the best footballer on the planet each calendar year, and the occasion was notable for several reasons last week.
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs brings Western mania to Netflix

The small screen of Netflix is the host of six glorious tales in one film as the Coen Brothers continue to produce some of the best cinema of present times.
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Celebrating 20 years of The Big Lebowski

On 24 September, it was exactly 20 years since The Big Lebowski was first released in cinemas. Originally slated by critics, now celebrated, the retrospective event held at Everyman Cinema kicks off our Issue 2 theme ‘Underrated’.
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