• 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: The First Purge

    Dystopian horror prequel The First Purge offers the same brand of violence and social commentary as the rest of the series. Four films in, it all feels a bit too […]

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  • 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: 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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