• Film Review: Ad Astra

    James Gray’s Ad Astra offers a profusion of both spectacle and substance. This serious science fiction is to be treasured.  Astronaut Roy McBride is given a mission that takes him […]

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  • Previews: Last Christmas Trailer, Ready or Not, More!

    Lots of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the brand new Last Christmas trailer, Ready or Not, and the BFI Musicals season… Last Christmas Trailer The […]

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  • Film Review: Long Shot

    Director Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot is a comedy-drama that never fully convinces. Despite a good start, the film fails to satisfy completely. A chance encounter reunites Fred, a recently unemployed journalist, […]

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  • Film Review: Out Of Blue

    Writer-director Carol Morley’s Out of Blue is an atmospheric mystery. Although it is imperfect, the film has enough to commend it. A the body of a prominent astrophysicist is found […]

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  • BFI London Film Festival 2019 Launch

    This morning saw the launch of the BFI London Film Festival 2019. In its 63rd year, the festival is screening 229 feature films, including 28 world premieres. Here are some […]

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  • Film Review: Under The Silver Lake

    David Robert Mitchell’s Under The Silver Lake is enigmatic and compelling. Mitchell surpasses It Follows with  some outstanding filmmaking. Sam notices a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment complex’s pool. […]

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  • Previews: Rambo: Last Blood Trailer, Ad Astra, More!

    An abundance of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the Rambo: Last Blood trailer, Ad Astra, Marriage Story, and more… Rambo: Last Blood Trailer Here is […]

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  • Film Review: JT LeRoy

    Based on a true story, JT LeRoy offers a great hook and solid performances. For a story this interesting however, the film does lack vivacity.  Laura pens a bestselling novel […]

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  • Film Review: Good Boys

    Gene Stupnitsky’s directorial debut Good Boys is infectious in its silliness. Offering both heart and a lot of laughs, the comedy is very enjoyable.  Three sixth grade boys ditch school […]

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  • Previews: The Addams Family Trailer, Official Secrets, More!

    Plenty to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new The Addams Family trailer, The Day Shall Come, The Farewell, and more… The Addams Family Trailer Here […]

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Film Review: The American

The American is part thriller, part drama, and wholly bleak. Although the film is beautifully shot, the sombre air that pervades does not make it a particularly enjoyable film. Jack is a dangerous man, and a dangerous man to know. An assassin and gun-maker, Jack is sent to hide out in a remote Italian town before completing one last assignment. […]

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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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