• 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: 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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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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10 Things To Be Grateful For In 2010

As with most years, 2010 has offered us the good, the bad and the ugly. The following is a highly subjective list of some of the best things to come out of cinema this year. Feel free to add your own entries in the comments below. 1. The Return Of Michael Keaton Following appearances in such cinematic classics as First […]

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Film Review: Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy is all about spectacle. Just like the 1982 original, the narrative is exiguous at times, but the special effects are captivating. Several years after his father Kevin’s disappearance, Sam Flynn is reluctant to take over the reigns of his father’s company. Investigating a new development in his father’s mystery disappearance, Sam is pulled into a cyber world where programs duel to survive… […]

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Film Review: The Tourist

The Tourist is not a good movie. What it promises with its attractive cast and glamorous locations, it fails to deliver with ludicrous plotting and a lack of suspense when it is really needed. Frank, an American tourist, meets the beautiful Elise while on a train to Venice. She encourages Frank to spend time with her, but little does he […]

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Film Review: Megamind

There has been an abundance of well-executed animated features in 2010; Megamind is just the latest of these. Although the film is enjoyable and has wide appeal, it may suffer from being released so soon after Despicable Me, as the two films share some striking similarities. Super villain Megamind has a rivalry with his nemesis Metro Man which stretches all […]

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Film Review: London Boulevard

If Richard Curtis made gangster movies, they would probably be a bit like London Boulevard. The film reeks of artificiality, and the main characters are less than engaging. Just released from prison, Mitchell intends to go straight after receiving a job offer from a reclusive but beautiful female celebrity. His friends have other things in mind, however. Mitchell is reluctantly […]

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