Film Review: Conviction

Based on real events, Conviction could have played out like a made-for-television movie. Thanks to some superlative performances and good production values, however, Conviction is a worthy rendering of an incredible story. After her brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, his sister Betty-Anne Waters vows to clear his name. She begins to study law, […]

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Film Review: Another Year

Another Year is typical of a Mike Leigh film in that it concentrates firmly on the characters in a thoroughly British setting. There are some wonderful performances, as well as a real negativity about the film, which is haunting. Another Year follows a year in the life of couple Tom and Gerri, focusing on their relationship with their family and friends. As […]

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Film Review: Africa United

If you can handle the doses of saccharine, Africa United is an enjoyable feel-good film. While the narrative is fairly run of the mill, Africa United distinguishes itself from many others films from the continent by being light-hearted and incredibly positive. Fabrice dreams of becoming a footballing superstar. When he is spotted by a FIFA scout, the teenager, with his […]

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Film Review: Never Let Me Go

An adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go is a drama that reaches for a strong emotional resonance, but feels cold at times. Performances are great, but for a film about emotions, the bleakness does not necessarily generate the heart-felt response it should. Kathy grows up at a boarding school in England, in a world where humans are […]

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Film Review: The Social Network

Even to the most ardent Facebook fan the premise of this film doesn’t sound enthralling; a movie about the founding of the social networking site. Don’t let this put you off, however, as The Social Network is a wholly entertaining and surprisingly funny film. On the 2003 night that his girlfriend breaks up with him, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg begins to […]

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