• Film Review: The Unseen

    Writer-director Gary Sinyor’s The Unseen works well to build atmosphere for the first two thirds, but is let down by a risible final act. Gemma and Will are struggling to […]

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  • Film Review: Anna

    Michael Crum’s low-budget horror Anna lacks the scares which would make a decent genre film. Two friends decide to steal a doll from a paranormal museum, hoping to capture its supernatural […]

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  • Film Review: Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper

    Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper has some good chilling moments, although the atmosphere is not sustained throughout. A man wakes up on a remote peninsula, not remembering his name or […]

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  • Previews: Peter Rabbit Featurette, Ferdinand, More!

    Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a new Peter Rabbit featurette, Ferdinand, Smallfoot, and more… Peter Rabbit Featurette This Peter Rabbit featurette wisely introduces the wider […]

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  • 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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Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street

The antichrist of Hollywood (Michael Bay) strikes again with A Nightmare on Elm Street, yet another remake of a horror classic. This new version is slick, yet this does not detract from its pointlessness. The teens of Springwood are having nightmares, all featuring the same frightening character. Things take a turn for the worse when Freddy Krueger starts to cross the […]

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Film Review: It’s a Wonderful Afterlife

Director Gurinder Chadha said in a recent interview that she was sick of making romantic comedies. Perhaps not the best way to promote your new film It’s a Wonderful Afterlife; a romantic comedy. It’s a Wonderful Afterlife tells the story of Roopi, a British-Asian woman, and her mother who is desperate to see her daughter married. So desperate in fact, that […]

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Film Review: Iron Man 2

Suspend your disbelief (as is called for by all comic book films), and Iron Man 2 is a thoroughly enjoyable film. Make no mistake, however, as sequels go, Iron Man 2 is no Dark Knight. Following on from Iron Man, the sequel focuses on Tony Stark as he faces a new nemesis in the form Ivan Vanko. Coupled with this […]

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Film Review: The Joneses

Demi Moore stepped away from Twitter for long enough to star in Derrick Borte’s film about consumer culture. Whilst the premise of The Joneses is really quite interesting, the film fails in its execution. Four salespeople pretend to be the perfect family moving to a new neighbourhood. With the aim of promoting expensive items to their neighbours, members of the […]

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Film Review: Cemetery Junction

After Ricky Gervais’ last co-written, co-directed and co-stared feature, The Invention of Lying, you would be forgiven for being a little skeptical about this latest offering. However, Cemetery Junction is an enjoyable picture, combining an adequate amount of laughs with a genuine emotional depth. Freddie Taylor is the son of a factory worker, living in the dead-end town Cemetery Junction in […]

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Film Review: Date Night

The lure of leads Steve Carell and Tina Fey is undoubtedly the biggest draw of Date Night. Sadly the film does not live up to expectations, despite good performances from the popular comedy actors. The main problem with Date Night is that it simply isn’t that funny.  There are good one-liners and funny incidents, however it is not the laugh-a-minute […]

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Film Review: Hot Tub Time Machine

Perhaps the biggest achievement of Hot Tub Time Machine is that it cements Back to the Future as the quintessential time-travel movie. That’s not to say it is a bad film, merely that the influence of Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 classic is abundantly clear. Oh, the 1980s. Such a wonderful decade. Adam (played by John Cusack) and friends inadvertently time-travel back to 1986, […]

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Film Review: The Infidel

David Baddiel’s foray into feature film writing is what one might expect of him; ok, but nothing remarkable. The Infidel has some humorous episodes, however it falls short overall. Omid Djalili plays Mahmud Nasir, a moderate Muslim who, following the death of his mother, finds out he was adopted from Jewish parents. The film follows Mahmud as he comes to terms with this shock, befriending […]

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Film Review: Repo Men

If you are looking for a fast-paced violent thriller, and do not mind too much about originality, Repo Men is probably the film for you. If, however, you are expecting something more than this, you will most likely be disappointed by the end of this film. Set in the near future, Remy, played by Jude Law, is works for a […]

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Film Review: The Ghost

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert Harris, The Ghost exhibits why Roman Polanski is widely considered one of the greatest directors. From the very beginning the film is captivating, drawing in the viewer until the end credits roll. The Ghost tells the story of a ghost writer who is commissioned to help finish the memoirs of the former British […]

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