Film Review: Fun Mom Dinner

Alethea Jones’ Fun Mom Dinner is the latest in a series of female ensemble adult comedies. Despite the premise, the film is not quite as wild and humorous as expected. The mother of four children, Kate has little in common with other mums. When she is dragged along to a mothers’ dinner by her friend Emily, Kate is less than enthused. […]

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Film Review: Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan once again proves himself the master filmmaker with the astounding Dunkirk. The film is unmissable.  In 1940, Allied soldiers have been pushed back to Dunkirk by the German army. As British soldiers wait on the beaches to be evacuated, time is running out to get thousands of men to safety… Christopher Nolan has proved himself adept at working […]

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Film Review: Frantz

François Ozon’s Frantz is an absorbing drama. The film is beautifully photographed, and features a fine central performance. Following the end of World War I, German Anna mourns the death of her fiancé. Visiting the cemetery, Anna meets a mysterious Frenchman who is also laying flowers on her fiancé’s grave… François Ozon is known for working within a number of genres, yet […]

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Film Review: A Change in the Weather

Jon Sanders’ A Change in the Weather offers an intimate portrait of a struggling long-term relationship. The film should be praised for its naturalistic approach, although it is not without flaws. Theatre director Dan decides to bring a group of performers together to spend the week in an isolated region of France with him and his wife Lydia. As the […]

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Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a joyous comic book movie. It is easily superior to the last four Spider-Man films. After his adventure with the Avengers, Peter Parker must return to his reality as a high school student from Queens. He attempts to balance his regular life with fighting low-level crime as Spider-Man. Things become complicated with a new villain on the […]

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Film Review: Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is a lot of fun. Style, action and a memorable soundtrack make for a most enjoyable movie. Baby is the best getaway driver in the business. He is being coerced into carrying out jobs by a crime boss, who is intent on hitting as many targets as possible. However, Baby dreams of escaping after meeting waitress […]

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Film Review: Rock Dog

Rock Dog is a sufficiently likeable animated adventure. However, the storytelling becomes generic and the film lacks real originality. Bodi is meant to be a soldier in his father’s army, aiming to protect his village. When a radio falls from the sky, Bodi falls in love with music and wishes to pursue a career as a musician… Directed and co-written by […]

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Film Review: Gifted

Director Marc Webb hits the right notes with comedy-drama Gifted. The film balances sentiment with humour through a wonderfully depicted central relationship. Frank Adler is the guardian of his niece Mary, a young girl gifted in the subject of mathematics. Frank’s hopes for a normal upbringing for Mary are put into doubt when staff at Mary’s new school discover her […]

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Film Review: Dying Laughing

Dying Laughing is a fascinating documentary from directors Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood. Through their own words, comedians tell the story of making people laugh. A series of US and UK comedians are interviewed about their stand-up career. The topics that come up in these conversations include the start of their career, being on tour, formulating jokes, and dealing with […]

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