Charis Scott-Holm's Reviews & Features

Cover artwork for Postcards

Annie Proulx
Postcards

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published July 21st, 2011

An journey into the haunted life of an American runaway...

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Donna Tartt
The Little Friend

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by Charis
  • Published July 21st, 2011

All is not what it seems in the world of 12 year old Harriet Dufresnes...

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Film Feature

Are we attracted to what we know in times of unease???

The summer of the sequel, re-make and re-telling is on its way...

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X-Men: First Class

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published June 9th, 2011

Prequel to the popular series doesn't really add to the collection...

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Senna

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published June 5th, 2011

Some of the best stories are the true ones...

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Sea of Bees
Songs for the Ravens

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published May 29th, 2011

The deliciously haunting melodies and sublime vocals of this stunning debut make this talented 26-year ...

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Everything Else

Is there a danger for Twitter Injunction breakers???

Despite it's American base, and it's protection by the First Amendment, British Twitter users are still breaking UK law in their Tweets...

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Hanna

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published May 20th, 2011

Suspend your disbelief for this action-filled thriller with just a smidge of magical realism...

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TT 3D: Closer To The Edge

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published May 20th, 2011

You definitely, actually, don't have to be a petrol head, believe it or not...

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PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published February 23rd, 2011

PJ Harvey adds her own individual, unique and very much realistic and believable entry into ...

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Everything Else

A Big Fat Royal Wedding???

Taffeta and tiaras, outspoken guests and a strong desire to have the 'best' wedding for miles around... is the royal wedding going to be that much different than a 'Gypsy' ...

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Never Let Me Go

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Updated February 9th, 2011

Just don't, whatever you do, go see it on Valentine's Day....

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Poster for The Black Swan

The Black Swan

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by Charis
  • Published January 19th, 2011

This thrillingly intoxicating tale of insanity and obsession is a world away from tutus and tiaras...

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Cover artwork for Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth

Ed Howker and Shiv Malik
Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published January 18th, 2011

Maybe we aren't the generation who has had it all easy, actually...

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The King's Speech

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by Charis
  • Published January 12th, 2011

Traditional period drama proves to be a delicate tale of tenderness, friendship and triumph.

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Music Feature

My Pick of the Year's Best Albums

Five albums that really made the grade in 2010

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Music Feature

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with The Duke Spirit, Manchester Academy 05.11.10

Unusual set from the understated Californian rockers still manages to warm up a frozen crowd

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Poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part One)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part One)

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published December 7th, 2010

Penultimate film in the boy wizard saga follows familiar lines, but fails to disappoint.

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Poster for Easy A

Easy A

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published December 7th, 2010

Likeable leads and snappy dialogue still can't save this offering from predictable teen comedy roots.

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Poster for Let Me In

Let Me In

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published December 7th, 2010

Remake of the vampire story with a difference is a good effort, but still lacks the bite of the original.

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