Matthew Lewis

Film Review: Me Before You (USA, 2016)

June 16, 2016

Even at just a surface level, Me Before You feels like a movie that’s just ticking boxes than it is engaging heartstrings. You’ve got three big franchise stars (from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and The Hunger Games, respectively), a picturesque British backdrop and premise that all-but-guarantees a tragic end. However, it never really feels like the film is genuinely leveraging these assets – just exploiting them.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Ripper Street Season 4 (UK, 2016)

May 17, 2016

British period crime drama series Ripper Street has had a bit of a rickety ride. The show was cancelled after 2 seasons only to be resurrected by Amazon Prime (with a little help from the BBC) for a third series. Which was then extended to a fourth and fifth, only for the fifth to then be announced as the final series.... Continue Reading

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Interview: Matthew Lewis on growing up with Harry Potter and the attraction of the fantasy world

November 25, 2015

Sitting alongside Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis at the autograph signing table at Supanova Adelaide, I watch a trio of little girls who are engaged in a battle of charm with the 26 year old Leeds native. The girls compliment Lewis on being ‘very good’ in the Potter films before turning their attention to the press shot hung up behind him, a young Neville Longbottom in classic Gryffindor robes. “Is that you in that photo?” one of them asks, before Lewis confirms, noting that it was from a long time ago, perhaps even before she was born. Incredulously smiling, the children continue quite frankly being adorable until their mother ushers them away.... Continue Reading

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