• Film Review: Running with the Devil

    Jason Cabell’s solo directorial debut Running with the Devil is refreshing in its commitment to harsh realities over cheap thrills, for the most part. Unfortunately this doesn’t make the film […]

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  • Film Review: Angel Heart

    Alan Parker’s neo-noir thriller Angel Heart is rightly considered a classic. Parker’s nightmarish vision is just as indelible over thirty years later. Private investigator Harry Angel is hired by a […]

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  • Film Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is something of a po-faced monster movie. The emphasis on the human characters weighs the film down. It has been five years […]

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  • LFF 2019 Highlights Part 2

    With the 63rd BFI London Film Festival drawing to a close tonight, there have been a lot of wonderful movies this year. The best films of the first week can […]

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  • Film Review: Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs

    Edmunds Jansons’ Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs is an amiable animated adventure with a strong message at its core. When his father goes on a business trip, Jacob goes […]

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  • Film Review: Judy & Punch

    Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch is an impressive fairy tale. Boasting a distinctive atmosphere and strong performances, the film is an engrossing watch.  In the town of Seaside (which is […]

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  • Film Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

    Director Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood is a reflective and at times touching drama.  Writer Lloyd Vogel is assigned to complete a small profile on children’s television […]

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  • Film Review: So You Think You Know How It Ends

    The following short films are being screened as part of the When You Think You Know How It Ends programme at this year’s London Film Festival. Be Still My Beating […]

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  • Film Review: Waves

    Trey Edward Shults’ Waves is tender, powerful, and finely executed.  High school wrestler Tyler struggles with balancing practice, family life, and his relationship with his girlfriend. His sister Emily, meanwhile, […]

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  • Film Review: First Love

    Takashi Miike’s First Love is an incredibly fun action movie. The veteran filmmaker has not lost his touch. Leo is a young boxer who is given a life-changing diagnosis. He […]

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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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Film Review: Salt

Angelina Jolie dons a series of unconvincing wigs in this unconvincing action thriller. Salt is one of those films that should be good, but ultimately fails to live up to expectations. Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent, is accused by a defector of being a Russian spy who intends to assassinate the president of Russia in New York. Salt goes on […]

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Film Review: The Expendables

If you like your storyline thin and your body count high, The Expendables is the most enjoyable straightforward action film of the year. A group of mercenaries led by Barney Ross are offered an assignment to assassinate the dictator of a small island is South America. When they arrive, things aren’t exactly what they seem, and the group faces a […]

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Film Review: Knight and Day

Knight and Day relies heavily on the star power of leads Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film definitely benefits from the pair’s chemistry; without this it is passable at best. A chance encounter at the airport changes the life of June Havens (Diaz) forever. She finds her life is in danger after she gets chatting to secret agent Ron Miller […]

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Film Review: Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) is part biopic, part fantasy, and wholly enjoyable. Whilst Serge Gainsbourg undoubtably had a very interesting life, it is up for debate as to how much emotional attachment the audience will feel to the film. Brought up as a Jew is wartime Paris, Gainsbourg tells the story of the young Lucien Ginsburg and his transformation into one of France’s […]

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Film Review: The A-Team

The A-Team is an action blockbuster that entertains, for the most part. If you are expecting a movie that engages your brain, or one that will rival your fond memories of the television show, disappointment will surely ensue. An elite army team are accused of a crime they did not commit. In order to clear their names, the four men […]

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Film Review: Splice

Splice is a bit of a strange film. There’s a feeling that the eery concept could work, but ultimately the film fails to live up to expectation. Two ambitious scientists working at a genetics lab decide to try to combine animal and human DNA to create a new species. The couple, however, underestimate its cognitive abilities and rapid growth rate… A modern update […]

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Film Review: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is a highly entertaining film for people of all ages. It is also one of the best final films in a trilogy series. Given the marketing campaign and release date, it is bound to be one of the biggest grossers of the year. As Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the […]

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