• Film Review: Spy Cat

    German-Belgian animated feature Spy Cat is a suitably entertaining adventure. The film may prove more captivating to young children than to adults.  House cat Marnie lives a pampered existence. When […]

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  • Previews: Long Shot Clip, Rocketman, Dark Phoenix, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a new Long Shot clip, Rocketman, Dark Phoenix and more… Long Shot Clip Here is a brand new Long Shot clip. […]

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  • Film Review: Dragged Across Concrete

    S. Craig Zahler’s latest film Dragged Across Concrete is uncomfortable yet often enthralling viewing.  Two cops get suspended from the police force for using excessive force. The pair decide to […]

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  • Film Review: Greta

    Despite a good cast and a decent premise, Neil Jordan’s Greta frustrates with its host of implausibilities. Although the bombast is welcome, it is not enough to save the film. When […]

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  • Film Review: Red Joan

    Trevor Nunn’s mystery drama Red Joan is a broadly entertaining watch, although it is not quite the tense narrative the premise suggests. Joan Stanley, a retired civil servant, is arrested […]

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  • Previews: The Addams Family Trailer, Booksmart, More!

    The Addams Family Trailer A plethora of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Addams Family trailer, Booksmart, My Spy and more… The Addams Family trailer […]

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  • Film Review: Pet Sematary

    Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel Pet Sematary is atmospheric, tense, and entertaining.  When Louis and his family relocate to rural Maine, they hope for […]

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  • Film Review: Lords of Chaos

    Director and co-writer Jonas Åkerlund’s Lords of Chaos is grimly entertaining in spite of its flaws.  Euronymous wants to put Norwegian black metal on the map. His quest for success […]

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  • Previews: Pet Sematary Clip, Long Shot, More!

    Plenty of film-related goodness in this preview of coming attractions, including a new Pet Sematary clip, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Thunder Road and more… Pet Sematary Clip Here […]

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  • Film Review: Little Italy

    Donald Petrie’s Little Italy does not quite fall into the “so bad it’s good” category. Which is a shame, as the film has little going for it.  Nikki and Leo […]

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Film Review: The Peddler

The Peddler is amiable documentary that will have you smiling and laughing throughout. Directors Eduardo de la Serna, Lucas Marcheggiano and Adriana Yurcovich capture the action without judgement or negativity, resulting in a delightful film to watch. Daniel Burmeister travels around small Argentinian towns making films. His only request to the Mayor is for food and lodgings. Burmeister makes his […]

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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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