• Film Review: The Dead Don’t Die

    Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is not quite as satisfying as the package suggests. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to enjoy.  Cliff is police chief of the […]

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  • Film Review: Kursk: The Last Mission

    Director Thomas Vinterberg’s Kursk: The Last Mission is a foreboding drama, which offers necessary tension. The film is an engaging watch. In 2000, the Russian Navy conducts an exercise. When […]

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  • Film Review: An Acceptable Loss

    Writer-director Joe Chappelle’s An Acceptable Loss is an usually flat political thriller. Despite good performances and a decent premise, the film fails to engross viewers. When Libby becomes a guest […]

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  • Previews: Oldboy Trailer, Knives Out, More!

    A plethora of forthcoming cinematic attractions, including the Oldboy trailer for the 4k re-release, Knives Out, Spies in Disguise and more… Oldboy Trailer Here is the new Oldboy trailer. Director […]

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  • Film Review: Destination Wedding

    Writer-director Victor Levin’s two-hander relies on the charisma of its protagonists. Destination Wedding works rather well for the most part.  Lindsay is reluctantly attending a destination wedding. She gets talking […]

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  • Film Review: Support The Girls

    Writer-director Andrew Bujalski Support The Girls is a slice of life drama. The film’s endearing protagonist wins out, despite a few shortcomings.  Lisa is the manager of a Hooters-style sports […]

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  • Film Review: The Professor

    Writer-director Wayne Roberts’ The Professor is an uneven comedy drama. The film is not memorable viewing.  After he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, university lecturer Richard must face his own […]

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  • Previews: Ad Astra Poster, The Current War, More!

    Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Ad Astra poster, The Current War, Pain And Glory, and more… Ad Astra Poster Here is the […]

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  • Previews: Don’t Look Now Trailer, Ad Astra, More!

    Plenty new and renewed in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Don’t Look Now trailer, Ad Astra, An Acceptable Loss, and more… Don’t Look Now Trailer Here […]

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  • Film Review: Ma

    Octavia Spencer is a riot in director Tate Taylor’s Ma. The thriller is a lot of fun, with a gloriously deranged final act. A group of teenagers in a small […]

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Film Review: Made in Dagenham

Given director Nigel Cole’s previous work in Calendar Girls, it is unsurprising that Made in Dagenham is a film that concentrates more on the emotional side rather than the factual evidence of the 1968 strike by female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant. As this film is a dramatisation featuring mostly fictional characters, that doesn’t matter too much; Made […]

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Film Review: Cyrus

Cyrus effectively mixes drama with comedic episodes, producing a thoroughly watchable movie. The style of the film distinguishes itself from many others in the comedy-drama category, resulting in an offbeat picture that is unlikely to set the box office ablaze, but should be enjoyed by all that take a punt on Cyrus. Divorced John is stuck in a rut until he […]

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Film Review: Dinner for Schmucks

What do you get when you cross Jay Roach, the director of Meet the Parents, with actors Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis? Dinner for Schmucks, a comedy that is only sporadically funny, and ultimately disappoints. In order to achieve a big promotion at work, Tim needs to find an idiot to bring to his boss’ dinner party. After […]

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Film Review: Going the Distance

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long prove their chemistry works as well on-screen as it does off in this likeable and surprisingly funny romantic comedy. Erin and Garrett meet in a New York bar and hit it off. As Erin is due to return to her San Francisco home, the couple agree to keep things light. Once they fall for each […]

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Film Review: The Runaways

One of the aims of this film surely is to encourage viewers to revisit the music of Joan Jett and The Runaways. The film will no doubt be successful on this count; it will be difficult to find one audience member who leaves without the iconic track ‘Cherry Bomb’ playing in their head. Aspiring rock guitarist Joan Jett wishes to […]

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Film Review: The Switch

There has been much emphasis on The Switch being a ‘Jennifer Aniston movie’, but in reality this is not the case. It is interesting to consider if it would make any difference to box office results if this fact was more widespread. As it stands, The Switch is a movie that features Jennifer Aniston, but the focus is predominantly on Jason Bateman. […]

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Film Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World did not deserve to bomb as badly as it did at the US box office. However, neither did it deserve the exorbitant amount of hype it received prior to release. The film itself falls somewhere in between worthy of the hype and box office dud. Scott Pilgrim’s life is turned upside down when he meets […]

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Film Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire

The second installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire ups the pace from the first film, creating for the most part a more immediately engrossing thriller, but one with more flaws than its predecessor. Journalist Mikael is investigating a sex-trafficking ring when three people connected with the case are murdered. Computer hacker Lisbeth is accused […]

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Film Review: The Last Exorcism

Just when you think you’ve seen enough exorcism films to last you a lifetime, along comes another. The Last Exorcism, however, is a commendable film and one of the better ones in this horror sub-genre. Reverend Cotton Marcus is the subject of a documentary on exorcisms. He allows a camera crew to film his final exorcism, with the intention of debunking some […]

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