• What to Watch on Shudder: The Dead Zone and More!

    Here is what to watch on Shudder this Bank Holiday weekend, featuring The Dead Zone, Let The Right One In, and In The Night… What to Watch on Shudder: The […]

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  • Film Review: Baywatch

    Director Seth Gordon’s big screen adaptation of Baywatch is mildly entertaining, yet feels like a missed opportunity. The big names redeem the film rather, but not to a very great […]

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  • Film Review: Spark

    Spark is a generic adventure that will appeal mostly to the youngest of viewers. The film is mildly entertaining, yet too unoriginal to be memorable. Spark is a teenager living on […]

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  • Film Review: The Red Turtle

    The Red Turtle, Studio Ghibli’s latest film, is a delightfully ponderous affair. Director Michael Dudok de Wit delivers a beautifully animated picture. A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island. […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Maniac Cop and More

    This week’s picks of what to watch on Shudder features Maniac Cop, Lake Bodom, and He Took His Skin Off For Me… What to Watch on Shudder: Maniac Cop 1988’s […]

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  • Previews: Okja Trailer, The Mummy, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the Okja trailer, The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more… Okja Trailer Here is the latest Okja […]

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  • Film Review: We Are X

    Stephen Kijak’s documentary We Are X is an engaging portrait of a rock band X Japan. The film is informative and retains a good tone throughout. X Japan are big […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Blood and Black Lace and More

    Looking for some scares? This week’s guide of what to watch on Shudder features Blood and Black Lace, Mirror Mirror, and The Home… What to Watch on Shudder: Blood and […]

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  • Film Review: Away

    Director David Blair’s Away is an inviting drama, with great performances from its two leads. The film tells a sweet story, despite some harsh circumstances. Runaway Ria is trying to […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Ginger Snaps and More

    This week’s what to watch on Shudder features Ginger Snaps, The Innkeepers, and Innsmouth. Here’s more on this week’s picks… What to Watch on Shudder: Ginger Snaps 2000’s Ginger Snaps is […]

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Film Review: Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass is a very enjoyable movie, combining entertaining action sequences, a good dose of humour and a fitting soundtrack. Nonetheless, that does not mean to say there aren’t flaws in Matthew Vaughn’s film. Kick-Ass tells the story of Dave, a geeky teenage boy who decides to become a superhero after becoming disenchanted with the passive reactions of people to crime. […]

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Film Review: The Blind Side

Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. After watching this film, the other nominees must have felt they had been robbed. Whilst there is nothing deficient in Bullock’s performance, there is nothing remarkable either. The Blind Side is based on the real life story of the Tuohys, a white, middle class, […]

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Film Review: I Love You Phillip Morris

The most striking thing about Phillip Morris is, as the opening titles emphasise, that the events in the film really happened. For many of these events are audacious to say the least, and make for entertaining viewing. Philip Morris tells the story of scam artist Steven Russell and the lengths he goes to in order to be reunited with the […]

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Film Review: The Bounty Hunter

In The Bounty Hunter, Jennifer Aniston plays a career-obsessed journalist determined to get the scoop on the latest story. It’s a pity in real life Aniston does not pay as much attention to her career, otherwise she may not have opted for such a dud. Though a regular fixture in the rom-com genre over the last decade, surely the actress receives […]

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Film Review: Shutter Island

Often, Martin Scorsese makes it all better. Every now and again, tired of the incessant remakes, sequels and sub-par star vehicles, one longs for a bit of quality in mainstream Hollywood cinema. It seems that Mr Scorsese has heard our cries, as Shutter Island is a thoroughly enjoyable film, reinstating a degree of quality missing from many other recent films. Granted, […]

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Film Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

When a film actually feels long, it’s never a good sign. The problem with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is that it takes far too long to build momentum. It is only in the second third of the film that pace is generated; prior to this there is exposition and little else. The film centres around the mystery of a missing young […]

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Film Review: Green Zone

A number of reviews have highlighted Green Zone‘s similarities to the Bourne film series. It is not hard to see why – with Greengrass at the helm (director of two of the Bourne films) and Matt Damon taking centre stage, Green Zone could be ‘Bourne in Iraq’. Taking cues from Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s Imperial Life in the Emerald City, the film […]

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Film Review: Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton’s live action-CGI extravaganza is an entertaining escapade well worth the watch in 3D. A sequel to the Alice stories rather than a remake, it bares little resemblance to earlier cinematic adaptations. In this version, Alice is a nineteen year old who falls down the rabbit hole after running away from an undesired marriage proposal. Burton’s film features a […]

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Film Review: Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges gives an exceptional performance as the washed up country singer attempting to revive his career in Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart. Behind the singer, who is lamented by both his dwindling fan base and his fellow musicians, is a man struggling with an alcohol problem, amongst other demons. Crazy Heart features a wonderful and fitting soundtrack, including the Oscar-winning […]

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Film Review: The Lovely Bones

Based on the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is a heart-wrenching drama that will elicit emotion in even the most hardened cinemagoers. The story of a murdered teenage girl and the aftermath of the tragedy overrides the harrowing nature of this event, instead choosing to focus upon the relationship between family members. The film combines drama and […]

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