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Harry holds court with emotional prose and scores a poetry slam dunk

12 February 2021
Harry holds court with emotional prose and scores a poetry slam dunk

Harry holds court with emotional prose and scores a poetry slam dunk

12 February 2021

Student Charlie Hughes reviews World Poetry Slam champion Harry Baker's show at the online Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature


Pieces of a Woman: 'A remarkable physical performance with rare emotional intensity'

17 January 2021
Pieces of a Woman: 'A remarkable physical performance with rare emotional intensity'

Pieces of a Woman: 'A remarkable physical performance with rare emotional intensity'

17 January 2021

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says Vanessa Kirby could be in Oscars contention for her performance in new Netflix drama.


Hillbilly Elegy: Too much artificiality to be the real deal

30 November 2020
Hillbilly Elegy: Too much artificiality to be the real deal

Hillbilly Elegy: Too much artificiality to be the real deal

30 November 2020

Glenn Close and Amy Adams, with 13 Oscar nominations between them, appear to be overacting, says Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes.


Horror movie Saint Maud provides slow-burn dread that culminates in a genuinely horrifying climax

22 October 2020
Horror movie Saint Maud provides slow-burn dread that culminates in a genuinely horrifying climax

Horror movie Saint Maud provides slow-burn dread that culminates in a genuinely horrifying climax

22 October 2020

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says horror movie Saint Maud can establish Morfydd Clark and Rose Glass as major new talents in British film


Christopher Nolan's brilliant Tenet proves why cinemas need to be saved

28 August 2020
Christopher Nolan's brilliant Tenet proves why cinemas need to be saved

Christopher Nolan's brilliant Tenet proves why cinemas need to be saved

28 August 2020

Robert Pattinson is the standout in Christopher Nolan's long-awaited spy-fi epic Tenet, according to Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes


10th-anniversary release of classic thriller Inception is a dream come true

16 August 2020
10th-anniversary release of classic thriller Inception is a dream come true

10th-anniversary release of classic thriller Inception is a dream come true

16 August 2020

Indie film reviewer and Bishop's Stortford College student Charlie Hughes says influential heist-thriller Inception has more than stood test of time


Tom Hanks' Greyhound: Fleeting, forgettable and lacking depth

24 July 2020
Tom Hanks' Greyhound: Fleeting, forgettable and lacking depth

Tom Hanks' Greyhound: Fleeting, forgettable and lacking depth

24 July 2020

Unlike in great naval thrillers Das Boot and The Hunt For Red October, spectacle is prioritised over substance, says Indie reviewer Charlie Hughes.


I’m not a Eurovision fan, but The Story of Fire Saga gets my vote

06 July 2020
I’m not a Eurovision fan, but The Story of Fire Saga gets my vote

I’m not a Eurovision fan, but The Story of Fire Saga gets my vote

06 July 2020

Charlie Hughes reviews Netflix's Will Ferrell comedy, with its welcome dose of bonkers theatricality and surprisingly worthy music.


Enjoy a night in at the flix with Blue Velvet, Goodfells and Roma

29 May 2020
Enjoy a night in at the flix with Blue Velvet, Goodfells and Roma

Enjoy a night in at the flix with Blue Velvet, Goodfells and Roma

29 May 2020

Indie film reviewer and Bishop' Stortford College student Charlie Hughes counts down his top 10 movies available to watch now on Netflix


Extraction: The plot is confused but the action sequences are brutal

10 May 2020
Extraction: The plot is confused but the action sequences are brutal

Extraction: The plot is confused but the action sequences are brutal

10 May 2020

Bishop's Stortford College student and Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says Netflix movie Extraction is a flawed but thrilling action romp


Stay at home and enjoy a night (or day) at the movies with these feel-good classics

30 March 2020
Stay at home and enjoy a night (or day) at the movies with these feel-good classics

Stay at home and enjoy a night (or day) at the movies with these feel-good classics

30 March 2020

We're all in need of a lift, so Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes has chosen his top 10 feel-good films to watch while self-isolating


Triumph of The Invisible Man is something that no-one could see coming

02 March 2020
Triumph of The Invisible Man is something that no-one could see coming

Triumph of The Invisible Man is something that no-one could see coming

02 March 2020

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes says Saw creator Leigh Whannell’s creepy thriller will be the definitive horror film of the #MeToo era.


Tail-ender Hoggy bowls 'em over as festival opener

10 February 2020
Tail-ender Hoggy bowls 'em over as festival opener

Tail-ender Hoggy bowls 'em over as festival opener

10 February 2020

College student Charlie Hughes on former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard's appearance at the Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature.


Mesmerising Sandler unforgivably robbed of Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems

20 January 2020
Mesmerising Sandler unforgivably robbed of Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems

Mesmerising Sandler unforgivably robbed of Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems

20 January 2020

Indie film reviewer and Bishop's Stortford College student Charlie Hughes went to see Uncut Gems ahead of its release on Netflix on January 31.


Top 10 scariest films to watch this Hallowe'en

27 October 2019
Top 10 scariest films to watch this Hallowe'en

Top 10 scariest films to watch this Hallowe'en

27 October 2019

Indie film reviewer Charlie Hughes, a GCSE student at Bishop's Stortford College, counts down his 10 favourite flicks for the ultimate fright night.


Joker: Phoenix faultless in ambitious yet flawed antidote to superhero surge

06 October 2019
Joker: Phoenix faultless in ambitious yet flawed antidote to superhero surge

Joker: Phoenix faultless in ambitious yet flawed antidote to superhero surge

06 October 2019

The Indie's film reviewer, 15-year-old Bishop's Stortford College boy Charlie Hughes, has been to see the movie that has polarised critical opinion


Spider-Man film rereleased with scenes shot in Stortford – but there's a sting in the tale

23 August 2019
Spider-Man film rereleased with scenes shot in Stortford – but there's a sting in the tale

Spider-Man film rereleased with scenes shot in Stortford – but there's a sting in the tale

23 August 2019

Sony announces rerelease of Spider-Man: Far From Home in USA and Canada only in bid to get North American box-office takings to $400m


Bishop’s Stortford College posts best ever GCSE results

22 August 2019
Bishop’s Stortford College posts best ever GCSE results

Bishop’s Stortford College posts best ever GCSE results

22 August 2019

75% of the 1,100-plus exams sat by Year 11 pupils this summer were graded 9-7 (A*-A using the old system) – around 30% were awarded top grade of 9


Grove Cottage calls on cyclists to gear up for 55-mile city-to-coast ride

21 August 2019
Grove Cottage calls on cyclists to gear up for 55-mile city-to-coast ride

Grove Cottage calls on cyclists to gear up for 55-mile city-to-coast ride

21 August 2019

The home of Mencap in Bishop’s Stortford is seeking a team of fundraisers to take part in September’s London to Brighton bike ride


T in the Car Park crowns Stortford's music festival season

21 August 2019
T in the Car Park crowns Stortford's music festival season

T in the Car Park crowns Stortford's music festival season

21 August 2019

The Rose and Crown is staging a free two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday in support of Chelmsford's Farleigh Hospice


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