• 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 Crazies

Eisner’s remake of the low-budget 1973 The Crazies Romero flick is an entertaining enough affair. The slick production gives it more of a blockbuster feel than the original, though the premise is much the same. The contamination of a small town’s water supply leads to some strange behaviour, culminating in the presence of the undead and the containment of the […]

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Film Review: Youth in Revolt

The tricky thing with comedy dramas is getting the balance right between the two genres. Err on the side of comedy, and risk creating characters that the audience doesn’t care about. Lay emphasis on the depth of characters and seriousness of narrative, and inevitably the laughs will be sparse. Youth in Revolt has a difficult time in marrying the two […]

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Film Review: Solomon Kane

Publicity for Solomon Kane focussed heavily on the fact that the character was created by Robert E. Howard, of Conan fame. Presumably, marketing executives hoped this association would help snare sword and sorcery devotees. And though Solomon Kane and the Conan films have very different settings, there are many parallels between both the stories and the characters. Kane is a […]

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Film Review: Ponyo

Ponyo tells the enchanted tale of Sosuke and his goldfish Ponyo, who longs to be human. Through the power of magic, Ponyo gets her wish, but it is only Sosuke who can make her dream permanent. The animation  is fluid and lively, what one has come to expect from Studio Ghibli. Unlike such fare as Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo appears, at […]

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Film Review: A Single Man

Ford’s directorial debut is an aural and visual feast. Centering on a day in the life of George, a college professor bereaved from the loss of his long-term partner, this is a film about the minor, seemingly inconsequential moments in life rather than the obviously momentous events. Set in the early 1960s, A Single Man exposes attitudes to homosexuality at […]

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Film Review: Precious

Precious is almost unrelentingly sombre in the issues the film addresses. The lighter spots are saved for the title character’s daydreams, and the relationship she builds with her classmates and teacher. These lighthearted moments are not only what save the teenage protagonist, but also the film itself. Without these, Precious offers a grim tale of abuse and disadvantage. Through her […]

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Film Review: The Wolfman

“Even a man who is pure in heart”, the remake begins, instantly impressing the weight of the original on this new version of the lycanthropic tale. In the current climate of the modern gothic in films such as Twilight and television series’ like True Blood, it is refreshing to see a Victorian-set gothic horror. Comparisons will be made to the […]

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