• Film Review: King of Thieves

    James Marsh’s King of Thieves is a broadly enjoyable crime caper drama. The second half of the film falters, compared to a peppier first half.  An ageing group of crooks […]

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  • BFI London Film Festival 2018 Launch

    Today saw the BFI London Film Festival 2018 launch. Now in its 62nd year, the festival is screening 225 feature films, including 21 world premieres. Here are some highlights from […]

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  • Film Review: Cold War

    Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War is an engaging and beautifully filmed drama. The protagonists may be flawed, but the presentation certainly is not.  Wiktor and Zulu first meet in 1950s Poland. […]

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  • Film Review: Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Terence Davies’ 1988 award-winning Distant Voices, Still Lives gets a 4K restoration for its 30th anniversary re-release. The film deserves its considerable acclaim. A family growing up in 1940s and […]

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  • Previews: The Happytime Murders Clip, Climax, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a brand new The Happytime Murders clip, Climax, Widows, and more… The Happytime Murders Clip Here is the latest The Happytime […]

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  • Film Review: A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski’s horror A Quiet Place is a great example of a decent premise that is finely executed. The film is very entertaining. In a post-apocolayptic world, a family struggles to […]

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  • Film Review: Mad To Be Normal

    Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal offers good performances from its cast. Whilst the attention to detail is commendable, the film is not captivating. In the 1960s, psychiatrist R.D. Laing […]

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  • Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the best blockbuster of the year so far. No mean feat for the sixth film in the series. After a mission goes wrong, […]

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  • Film Review: Hotel Artemis

    Drew Pearce’s crime thriller Hotel Artemis is an entertaining ride.  The film benefits from a good script and a solid cast. In Los Angeles of the near future, the Nurse […]

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  • Film Review: Path of Blood

    Filmmaker Jonathan Hacker has created a powerful documentary with Path of Blood. The film is thought-provoking and disturbing. In the Saudi Arabian desert, young men sign up to the cause […]

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Film Review: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is a highly entertaining film for people of all ages. It is also one of the best final films in a trilogy series. Given the marketing campaign and release date, it is bound to be one of the biggest grossers of the year. As Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the […]

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Film Review: Inception

Christopher Nolan’s Inception is the best film of the year so far, and a pinnacle which all blockbusters should strive to match. A team of specialists, led by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Cobb, are hired by a business man to infiltrate the dreams of his rival and plant an idea; a near-impossible feat even in this world of dream extraction. Cobb hopes this last job […]

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Film Review: Predators

Predators, the long-awaited sequel functions as a passable action feature, but one that does not excel to the level of the 1987 original. A random group of soldiers, hitmen and killers, as well as a doctor, land in a mysterious jungle. It isn’t long before they realise that all is not what it seems, and the hunters become the hunted… Predators […]

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Film Review: Heartbreaker

Deception and surveillance are the order of the day in this enjoyable French rom-com. In the mould of Hollywood films in this genre, Heartbreaker is not groundbreaking, but it is a lot of fun. Alex has made a career of making women fall in love with him, in order for them to leave their unhappy relationships. When he is commissioned […]

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Film Review: Whatever Works

Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, released only recently in the UK, sees a return to form for one of cinema’s most industrious directors and screenwriters. Boris is an aging, cynical New Yorker set in his ways. When he decides to let a young runaway stay at his apartment, the two form an unlikely friendship, influencing each others’ long-standing beliefs… Taking the action back to […]

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Film Review: The Collector

Another year, another highly questionable entry in the torture-porn sub-genre. The Collector offers little originality, little fear, and sadly little entertainment. So that the mother of his child is able to pay off her debt to loan sharks, Arkin breaks into his employer’s home, to steal a valuable jewel. When he gets inside however, he realises he is not alone… There are […]

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Film Review: Get Him to the Greek

A spin-off from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek focuses on Russell Brand’s rock star character Aldous Snow. Whilst it may not be as consistently amusing as its predecessor, Get Him to the Greek is very humorous at times, and an entertaining, if mindless, film. Aaron Green has 72 hours to get rock star Aldous Snow from London […]

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Film Review: Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding is a formulaic but fairly amusing culture-clash rom-com. What differentiates it from other films of this nature is the fact that none of the protagonists are white; instead a Latino family clashes with an African-American one, over the wedding of their children. Lucia and Marcus are madly in love and want to get married before they go […]

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Film Review: Brooklyn’s Finest

In one of the opening scenes of the film, Richard Gere practices committing suicide with an unloaded gun.  No, all those gerbil rumours haven’t gotten too much for him. Rather, this scene is emblematic of the themes and tone of Brooklyn’s Finest. Antoine Fuqua’s film follows the stories of three cops, all in different stages of their career. Although, for the […]

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