• Film Review: In The Fade

    Fatih Akin’s In The Fade is a compelling crime drama. The film is elevated by a tour de force performance from Diane Kruger. When Katja says goodbye to her husband […]

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  • Previews: Halloween Trailer, First Man Poster, More!

    A profusion of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the band new Halloween trailer, First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, and more… Halloween Trailer Here […]

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  • Film Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Director J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom offers something a little different in terms of setting. It is a shame that the rest of the film feels all too familiar.  Three […]

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  • Film Review: Pandora’s Box

    G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is a classic of the silent era, and this new 2K DCP does the film justice. Louise Brooks is hypnotising.  Lulu is a dancer and a social climber. […]

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  • Film Review: The Bachelors

    Kurt Voelker’s The Bachelors is a drama which feels authentic. Good performances and a well-crafted narrative make for decent viewing. After the death of his beloved wife, Bill and his […]

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  • Film Review: Hangman

    Director Johnny Martin’s Hangman is a crime thriller in which the end result does not live up to the initial promise.  Police detective Will seeks out the help of homicide veteran […]

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  • Film Review: Breaking In

    Director James McTeigue’s action thriller Breaking In is undemanding, but does not offer too much in return. The film is entertaining yet flawed.  Shaun Russell takes her children to sort […]

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  • Film Review: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

    Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower is an enchanting fantasy adventure. The film combines beautiful animation and an entertaining story. Mary is a young girl living in the countryside with her […]

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  • 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: Silken Skin

Having an affair rarely seems as hard work as it does in François Truffaut’s Silken Skin. The film is an entertaining drama, and possibly the best deterrent for those contemplating an extra-marital affair. Esteemed editor and lecturer Pierre Lachenay lives in Paris with his wife Franca and young daughter Sabine. Travelling to a conference in Lisbon, Pierre meets Nicole, a beautiful […]

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Film Review: Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole is a thought-provoking drama that sensitively deals with the subject of grief. It is a well-executed film, accomplished but not astounding. Becca and Howie struggle to cope with the death of their young son, Danny. Both have different ways of dealing with his death, an issue that causes them to clash. While Howie holds on to his memories, […]

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Film Review: Blood + Roses

Simon Aitken’s debut feature Blood + Roses is a vampire film that prioritises the relationship angle over themes of horror and the supernatural. Visually satisfying, the film is let down by uninteresting dialogue and some monotone acting. Still affected by a previous trauma, Jane is withdrawn and haunted by dreams, much to the dissatisfaction of her husband Martin. An encounter […]

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Film Review: I Spit on Your Grave

A remake of the notorious 1978 film, I Spit on Your Grave makes some pivotal changes that render it more acceptable than the original. But for all its gore, the remake is not as shocking as the 1978 film, and is unlikely to have the same impact. Writer Jennifer Hills decides to stay at a reclusive cabin in order to begin […]

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Film Review: Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is one of the rare films that elicits a strong emotional response. Some viewers may feel emotionally drained after seeing the film, but it is refreshing for a film to provoke a genuine response in this age of desensitisation. Dean and Cindy are married with a young daughter. Their current troubled relationship contrasts strikingly with the period in […]

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Film Review: The Green Hornet

Not one of the more popular comic book superheroes, the film The Green Hornet seems destined to follow the same fate. Although the film is entertaining, it is also instantly forgettable. Following his father’s death, Britt Reid takes over the reigns at The Daily Sentinel. When Britt and his late father’s assistant Kato stop a robbery, the pair decide to […]

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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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