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Samantha Ward

As a film fanatic, I love to write/talk about them as well as making short form films. I aspire to host my own screening events and one day make a feature film.
Film and Television Production Graduate. Social Media and Video Production intern. A regular cinema-goer who loves writing about films.

Articles by Samantha Ward

Jennifer Lawrence holds together dysfunctional “Joy”

By Samantha Ward January 21, 2016

David O. Russel’s latest film is erratic and almost farcical, but it works thanks to a stellar lead performance from Jennifer Lawrence. Director David O’Russel always presents us with outlandish characters and circumstances. Joy, which could possibly be his most unusual film yet, is no exception. The film is a half-fictionalised biopic of Joy Mangano, a woman who […]

M. Night Shyamalan is back with “The Visit”

By Samantha Ward October 5, 2015

M. Night Shyamalan has returned with his latest horror thriller, but is it a comeback or more of the same? Sammy Ward breaks it down. The Visit is arguably the best film Shyamalan has done in a while, but one’s expectations should remain rather neutral. An attempt at a horror film which succeeds in being […]

The Top 5 Anime Films

By Samantha Ward September 1, 2015

Sammy Ward shares her 5 favorite anime movies, from “Ghost in the Shell” to “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”. Japanese animation, known as anime, has grown in popularity vastly over the past decade. Partly due to many TV shows such as Dragon Ball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh!, children and adults have had exposure to this brilliant form […]

“Jaws” anniversary: 40 years of fun and fear

By Samantha Ward July 6, 2015

Sammy Ward reflects on “Jaws”, Steven Spielberg’s legendary 1975 monster movie that forever changed the dynamic of the film industry.  1975 bought the first summer blockbuster in the form of a monstrous great white shark that put the fear of the water in to many men, women and children. To this day, Jaws remains a cherished feature, with some of […]

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