• Previews: Halloween Poster, The Happy Prince, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, which include the brand new Halloween poster, Hereditary, The Happy Prince, and more… Halloween Poster Here is the new poster for the […]

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  • Film Review: Truth or Dare

    Director and co-writer Jeff Wadlow’s Truth or Dare is silly horror fare. Whilst the film is sufficiently entertaining, it fails to generate the scares. Olivia and her friends take a […]

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  • Film Review: A Gentle Creature

    Sergey Loznitsa’s A Gentle Creature is a bleak and uncompromising film. The filmmaker offers a portrait of impassible authority and a decaying landscape. A woman receives a parcel, returned by […]

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  • Previews: Edie Trailer, Yellow Submarine, More!

    Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Edie trailer, Yellow Submarine, Whitney, and more… Edie Trailer Here is the new Edie trailer. The film […]

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  • Film Review: Midnight Sun

    Scott Speer’s Midnight Sun is certainly cheesy, but is a good fix for those looking for a teen weepie. Teenager Katie suffers from Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a rare condition which […]

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  • Film Review: The Square

    Writer-director Ruben Östlund’s The Square is through-provoking, engaging, and at times eye widening. Christian is the curator of a prestigious modern art museum in Stockholm. As he makes preparations for the […]

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  • Film Review: Mary Magdalene

    Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene offers good performances and a mesmeric feel. Despite its efforts however, the film does not distinguish itself fully from other biblical epics. Mary Magdalene is due to […]

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  • Previews: The Grinch Trailer, Tully, More!

    Lots of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Grinch trailer, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Tully and more… The Grinch Trailer Here is the new […]

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  • Film Review: Mom and Dad

    Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad is an amusing thriller that acts as a showcase for Nicolas Cage to go ‘full Cage’. A good premise and some outlandish scenes make for an […]

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  • Film Review: This Beautiful Fantastic

    Simon Aboud’s sophomore picture This Beautiful Fantastic is amiable but forgettable. The film paints a twee picture, which provides decent escapism. Bella Brown is a library assistant who dreams of […]

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Film Review: Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s Travels is very much a film for the most ardent Jack Black fans, but even these may be disappointed. As a comedy adventure, there simply is not enough humour to elevate the film out of its mediocrity. Mail room worker Gulliver attempts to get out of his comfortable rut by trying his luck as a travel writer. After being […]

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Film Review: The Reef

Shark movies are wide ranging in terms of quality. By no means the same calibre as Jaws, The Reef nevertheless is a worthy addition to this film sub-genre. Luke takes his visiting friends on a sailing trip off the coast of Australia. The group is having a great time when the sailboat hits a rock and capsizes. With no land […]

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Film Review: The Fighter

The Fighter is set in 1993, a time when few would have believed Marky Mark’s career would have longevity, let alone that he would deliver award-worthy performances. Nonetheless, Mark Wahlberg’s acting is not even the highlight of The Fighter, a film that boasts great writing and superlative performances. A low-level boxer dreaming of success, Mickey Ward is always in his […]

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Film Review: It’s a Funny Kind of Story

It’s a Funny Kind of Story adds sprinklings of comedy to what is a very serious subject matter. Although the film is upbeat in tone, the message it sends is a little troubling. Depressed and contemplating suicide, teenager Craig checks himself into a psychiatric ward. During his short stay at hospital, Craig meets an array of adults and teens that have […]

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Film Review: Little Fockers

The third instalment of the Meet the Parents franchise, Little Fockers is mildly amusing at times but fails to offer anything new. Hopefully this will be the final film in the series, despite the decent box office returns thus far. As the fifth birthday of his twins approaches, Greg decides to moonlight for a drugs company in order to pay […]

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Film Review: Season of the Witch

Inexplicable accents and Nicolas Cage’s inexplicable hair are just two of the more superficial problems with Season of the Witch. The film reeks of corner cutting, and neither the narrative nor the action sequences engage viewers. Knights Behmen and Felson depart from the Crusades, uneasy with commands to slaughter unarmed people. After arriving in a plague-ravaged village, the knights are asked to […]

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Film Review: The Way Back

Much like the varying climates featured in the film, The Way Back is both cold and dizzying. Whilst the struggles in The Way Back evoke much empathy, it is not as easy to connect with the various characters. The journey, meanwhile, is bewildering in its scale. Imprisoned in a Siberian gulag after his wife is forced to testify against him, […]

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Film Review: Abel

Diego Luna’s Abel is an unassuming little film that flits between humour and poignancy. For a premise that is really quite sad, the film retains an bouyancy that never allows it to become too downbeat. Abel, a troubled young boy, returns to his family home following a stay in hospital. At first uncomfortable in his new surroundings, Abel takes on the […]

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Film Review: Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs is an enjoyable comedy drama with two very attractive leads. The film retains a good balance between humour and emotion, which only strays too far one way at the end of the film. Jamie is a charming ladies’ man hoping to become a success in the burgeoning pharmaceutical sales industry. He is instantly smitten by Maggie, […]

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Film Review: Burlesque

It is a little disappointing that Burlesque does not fall into the ‘it’s so bad, it’s good’ category, despite its casting and premise. Sure, the plot is predictable and the writing uninspired, but the musical numbers are incredibly fun and overall Burlesque is an enjoyable enough movie. Small-town girl Ali buys a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, with dreams of […]

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