• Film Review: Lost in Paris

    Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel’s Lost in Paris is a delightfully offbeat comedy. Fans of the duo will know what to expect, and others will be pleasantly surprised. Fiona visits Paris […]

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  • Film Review: The Big Sick

    The Big Sick is one of the year’s best films. Michael Showalter’s romcom is very humorous and genuinely heartfelt. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and student Emily fall in love, but he […]

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  • Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2

    Comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 is long on the festive spirit, but short on laughs. Sean Anders’ film is not one for the books. ‘Co-dads’ Dusty and Brad agree to […]

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  • Film Review: Walk of Fame

    Jesse Thomas’ directorial debut Walk of Fame has a suitable premise, but fails to get to where it needs to be. As a comedy, simply is not funny. Drew is studying […]

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  • Film Review: 78/52

    Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 is a most entertaining documentary. The film is at its best when focusing on contributors’ reactions to the famous scene. Writer-director Alexander O. Philippe looks as […]

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  • Previews: The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Man Who Invented Christmas trailer, Phantom Thread, Daddy’s Home 2 and more… The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer Here is […]

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  • Previews: Justice League Poster, Paddington 2, More!

    Cinematic delights in this week’s preview of coming attractions include the latest Justice League poster, Paddington 2, Newly Single and more… Justice League Poster Here is the latest Justice League poster. The […]

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  • LFF 2017 Highlights Part 2

    With the BFI London Film Festival drawing to a close this evening, it has been another year of some very good films, and a few excellent ones. The best films […]

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  • Film Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Martin McDonagh’s black comedy drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is well-written, well performed, and thoroughly engaging. After months have passed since the murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes is angry with the […]

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  • Film Review: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

    Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner’s The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is a collection of most amusing stories. The film should please viewers of all ages. On a farm, a trio […]

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Report: London Film Festival Press Conferences – Week 3

127 Hours The press conference for 127 Hours, the Closing Night Gala at the London Film Festival, was attended by director Danny Boyle, star James Franco, screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Coulson. Danny Boyle spoke about Aron Ralston’s amazing story, commenting: “He grows really in the canyon, it’s a journey… it felt really clear when reading the book, and […]

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Film Review: 127 Hours

Danny Boyle has never shied away from the visceral. 127 Hours is no different, blending the buoyancy of Slumdog Millionaire with a graphicness that will be difficult to watch for some audience members. Nevertheless, 127 Hours is highly recommended. Aron Ralston is an avid mountain climber, who is accomplished enough to partake in the sport by himself. Spending a weekend […]

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Film Review: Somewhere

Somewhere is an aesthetically pleasing film, but the slow pace will not be to everyone’s taste. Somewhere displays flashes of Sofia Coppola’s earlier film Lost in Translation, but fails to live up to the promise of her 2003 hit. Johnny Marco is a movie star living a vacuous lifestyle at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. When his young daughter comes […]

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Film Review: Red

Bruce Willis proves he is still a bona fide hero in this enjoyable action romp. Red provides enough high-octane sequences and amusing interactions to entertain throughout, but there is nothing that hasn’t been done before. Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is enjoying his free time when he is the target of an assassination attempt. Moses decides to track down his […]

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Film Review: Spork

Spork is a wonderfully offbeat, music-infused comedy. The impeccable integration of graphics and animation with the live action is presumably the synthesis Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hoped to achieve. Teenager Spork is bullied by her classmates, and feels very much at odds with the world. Spork decides to take part in a dance competition, and with the help of […]

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Film Review: Easy A

Easy A is a witty film that both replicates and parodies teen movie conventions. Although it does not reach the higher echelons of the likes of Mean Girls, it is fun and inventive nevertheless. When Olive is overheard telling her friend Rhiannon about losing her virginity, the rumour spreads around high school like wildfire. Although the story isn’t true, Olive […]

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Film Review: Black Swan

Psychological thriller Black Swan is an aural and visual feast. Despite the tension generated, the film is let down by the lack of depth, thematically speaking. Ballet dancer Nina hopes to get the lead role in a new production of Swan Lake. She faces competition from new dancer Lilly, as well as the reservations of director Thomas. As she gets […]

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 is a prequel that offers much the same as its predecessor. Although there are some good scares, the film lacks the innovation that would deem it a great sequel. Following a break-in at their home, Daniel decides to install cameras to ensure the security of his wife, daughter and baby son. The cameras begin to capture strange […]

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