• Film Review: Mortal Engines

    Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines is very much a case of style over substance. Whilst the film offers spectacle, the poor writing scuppers enjoyment. In a world where cities are roaming […]

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  • Film Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is an inventive, adventurous, and incredibly entertaining film. When teenager Miles Morales gets bitten by a spider, he becomes the Spider-Man of his reality. When a […]

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  • Film Review: Disobedience

    Director and co-writer Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience is skilfully crafted, with great performances from its leads. Ronit returns to the Jewish orthodox community that shunned her several years before. In town for […]

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  • Film Review: Creed II

    Director Steven Caple Jr.’s sequel Creed II hits all the expected notes, but does it well enough to get viewers onside. The film is immensely entertaining. A few years after his breakout […]

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  • Film Review: Siberia

    Director Matthew Ross’ thriller Siberia offers a suitably engaging first half. The second half derailment makes for an ultimately unsatisfying film.  Lucas Hill, an American diamond trader, travels to Russia […]

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  • Previews: Creed II Clip, Uglydolls, More!

    Lots of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a new Creed II clip, Uglydolls, Missing Link, and more… Creed II Clip Here is a brand new […]

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  • LFF 2018 Highlights Part 2

    With another BFI London Film Festival reaching its conclusion tonight, there have been some fantastic films this year. The best films of the first week of the festival can be […]

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  • Film Review: Stan & Ollie

    Jon S. Baird’s Stan & Ollie is a lovingly-crafted portrait of the comedy duo. The strong performances certainly add to this. It is 1953, and comedy double act Stan Laurel […]

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  • Film Review: United Skates

    Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown’s United Skates is a thoroughly entertaining documentary. The film is a very impressive debut from the directors. Roller skating is a popular subculture in the […]

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  • Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an enjoyable comedy drama. The film is often funny, and at times moving. Writer Lee Israel is down on her luck. After […]

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Film Review: Greenberg

Ben Stiller plays a distinctly obnoxious protagonist in Greenberg, yet it is still a watchable film. The fact the audience will keep watching despite the questionable behaviour of the main character can definitely be attributed to Stiller’s solid performance in Greenberg. Recovering from a breakdown, Roger Greenberg house-sits his brother’s Los Angeles home with the sole aim of doing nothing. […]

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Film Review: The Killer Inside Me

Michael Winterbottom’s controversial film is at times hard to watch, with its brutal depictions of violence. The Killer Inside Me, however, is for the most part a well-crafted drama, with strong performances from its cast. Centering on a deputy sheriff in a small Texan town, The Killer Inside Me explores the mind of this psychologically damaged individual. As the film […]

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Film Review: 4.3.2.1

Writer and Co-Director Noel Clarke delivers up another teen drama with a gritty urban backdrop. 4.3.2.1 takes the some of the action transatlantic, however, and posits four female protagonists at the centre of the narrative. 4.3.2.1 tells the story of each of the four friends, after a chance encounter with a group of diamond thieves.  Taking place over an eventful […]

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Film Review: Sex and the City 2

Liza Minnelli singing ‘Single Ladies’ is the highlight of Sex and the City 2. Although there are other entertaining moments in the film, there are also a number of troubling issues. The film is set two years after the first Sex and the City movie. Carrie and Big are in somewhat of a rut, whilst Samantha is trying to defy […]

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Film Review: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

For a family-orientated blockbuster in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia is an entertaining enough affair. As expected, the special effects and action sequences excel, whilst the plot and dialogue are less impressive. Adopted as an orphan boy by the Persian King, Dastan grows up in the royal family. After the king is murdered, Dastan must prove his […]

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Film Review: Cop Out

Reviews of Cop Out have been mediocre overall. By no means a classic, nonetheless, Cop Out is not as bad as the reviews suggest either. Jimmy and Paul, two NYPD detectives, happen upon a Brooklyn drug ring after Jimmy’s prized baseball card is stolen. A simple mission to recover the card by the duo becomes much more complicated after they discover […]

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Film Review: Robin Hood

Whilst there was enough to fault with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (namely Kevin Cosner), at least it was an enjoyable adventure throughout. Ridley Scott’s version is uneven; whilst entertaining in parts, the film is not without its holes. More of a prequel to the familiar story, Robin Hood focuses on the title characters journey home from the Crusades and to […]

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Film Review: Four Lions

Much has been made of Chris Morris’ willingness to court controversy. The subject matter of Four Lions has already caused a stir, however a viewing of the film is enough to subside these alarms. Though perhaps not from the Daily Mail. Four Lions focuses on a group of inept would-be suicide bombers planning a terrorist attack on the UK.  As […]

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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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