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REVIEW: Divergent (Neil Burger – 2014)

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It’s the only female-led YA adult series to succeed at the box-office since the first Hunger Games, and while most of the others *cough The Mortal Instruments, The Host, Beastly, Beautiful Creatures cough* haven’t deserved the right to ignite a cinematic franchise, Divergent most certainly does.

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REVIEW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony and Joe Russo – 2014)

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One of the most resonant moments in The Avengers is when Captain America is chatting to Nick Fury about reacclimatising to contemporary life. Chris Evans delivers this line, loaded with melancholy “When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn’t say what we lost.” In Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo send Steve Rogers into a 70s conspiracy thrill ride that uses S.H.I.E.L.D to question what America has become.

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