• Previews: Proud Mary Trailer, Jigsaw, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Proud Mary trailer,  Jigsaw, The Snowman, and more… Proud Mary Trailer Here is the new trailer for Proud Mary. […]

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  • Film Review: Dunkirk

    Christopher Nolan once again proves himself the master filmmaker with the astounding Dunkirk. The film is unmissable.  In 1940, Allied soldiers have been pushed back to Dunkirk by the German […]

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  • Previews: Darkest Hour Trailer, Dunkirk, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Darkest Hour trailer, Dunkirk, American Assassin, and more… Darkest Hour Trailer Gary Oldman once again proves his chameleon credentials […]

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  • Film Review: Frantz

    François Ozon’s Frantz is an absorbing drama. The film is beautifully photographed, and features a fine central performance. Following the end of World War I, German Anna mourns the death of […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Witchfinder General and More

    Here’s what to watch on Shudder this weekend, featuring Witchfinder General, The Lair of the White Worm, and short The Puppet Man… What to Watch on Shudder: Witchfinder General Vincent […]

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  • Film Review: A Change in the Weather

    Jon Sanders’ A Change in the Weather offers an intimate portrait of a struggling long-term relationship. The film should be praised for its naturalistic approach, although it is not without […]

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  • Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a joyous comic book movie. It is easily superior to the last four Spider-Man films. After his adventure with the Avengers, Peter Parker must return to his […]

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  • Previews: Lucky Logan Trailer, Stronger, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the Lucky Logan trailer, My Little Pony: The Movie, Stronger and more… Lucky Logan Trailer Here is the new Lucky Logan […]

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  • Film Review: Baby Driver

    Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is a lot of fun. Style, action and a memorable soundtrack make for a most enjoyable movie. Baby is the best getaway driver in the business. […]

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  • Previews: Pitch Perfect 3 Poster, Detroit, More!

    This week’s preview of coming attractions includes the latest Pitch Perfect 3 poster, Battle of the Sexes, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detroit, and more… Pitch Perfect 3 Poster   The Bellas […]

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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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Film Review: The Last Station

The Last Station tells the story of the final days of Leo Tolstoy, and the tumultuous relationship he has with his wife, the Countess Sofya. Rather than a biopic, The Last Station is more concerned with the relationship between the two protagonists and what it reveals about life. Although the focus is on Tolstoy and Sofya, there is a parallel […]

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