• Film Review: In The Fade

    Fatih Akin’s In The Fade is a compelling crime drama. The film is elevated by a tour de force performance from Diane Kruger. When Katja says goodbye to her husband […]

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  • Previews: Halloween Trailer, First Man Poster, More!

    A profusion of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the band new Halloween trailer, First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, and more… Halloween Trailer Here […]

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  • Film Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Director J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom offers something a little different in terms of setting. It is a shame that the rest of the film feels all too familiar.  Three […]

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  • Film Review: Pandora’s Box

    G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is a classic of the silent era, and this new 2K DCP does the film justice. Louise Brooks is hypnotising.  Lulu is a dancer and a social climber. […]

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  • Film Review: The Bachelors

    Kurt Voelker’s The Bachelors is a drama which feels authentic. Good performances and a well-crafted narrative make for decent viewing. After the death of his beloved wife, Bill and his […]

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  • 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 Screaming Man

A Screaming Man is an affecting drama that eschews some initial humour for a serious and visceral narrative. Much of the film’s emotional clout is derived from the excellent performance of leading man Youssouf Djaoro. Former swimming champion Adam loves working at as a pool attendant along with his son Abdel at a hotel complex in Chad. After some reorganisation at […]

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Film Review: Pink Saris

Pink Saris is a documentary about Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the ‘Pink Gang’ in Uttar Pradesh, India. The film is engaging, mainly due to the fascinating nature of the focal character. Documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto follows Sampat Pal as she strives to help women who have been victimised by tradition in the northern Indian state. Among the women […]

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Film Review: Buried

95 minutes of Ryan Reynolds trapped in a box shouldn’t work. 95 minutes of any actor in such a confined space shouldn’t work. Yet Buried does, and to great effect. American truck driver Paul Conroy wakes up buried in a coffin following an ambush in Iraq. Armed with only a mobile phone, Paul faces a race against time to get […]

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Film Review: Devil

Devil confirms that nothing should be advertised with M. Night Shyamalan’s name attached. No good can come of it; he would be better off working under a pseudonym if he wants people to go and see his films in the future. Following a mysterious suicide, five strangers get trapped in the lift of a high-rise building. Police and security have […]

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Film Review: Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of Martin Scorsese’s best films, featuring one of Robert De Niro’s finest performances and Paul Schrader’s excellent screenplay. Simply put, it is one of the greatest films in cinematic history. Insomniac Travis Bickle drives a taxi in New York City at night. Gradually, Bickle’s instability is revealed as his disgust with the city grows, leading to him making some life-changing choices… Taxi […]

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Film Review: The Hole

Every film seems to get a 12A rating nowadays. If The Exorcist was released today, it would probably be rated 12A. Which may not be a ludicrous as it sounds, because The Hole is more frightening than The Exorcist. Strange but true, as the old television show of the same name informed us. Teenager Dane and his younger brother Lucas […]

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Film Review: The Town

Like a phoenix risen from the ashes of Gigli and Jersey Girl, Ben Affleck lives up to his early promise with the accomplished crime thriller The Town. The film deserves its place at the top of the United States box office, and will most likely replicate this success when it is released in the UK this weekend. Bank robber Doug […]

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Film Review: The Other Guys

The Other Guys is not as funny as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. That is not to say it isn’t a decent comedy, but merely that it does not reach the peaks of hilarity of Adam McKay’s 2004 film. Contending with the likes of Date Night and Dinner for Schmucks, however, The Other Guys becomes one of the better […]

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Film Review: Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone is an unremittingly bleak film, yet at the same time it is absorbing for the entire duration. Seventeen-year-old Ree takes care of her mentally ill mother and two younger siblings in an isolated Ozark Mountain community. When she finds out her father has put up their house has collateral for his bail and is now missing, Ree takes it […]

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