• Film Review: Don’t Knock Twice

    Caradog James’ Don’t Knock Twice is genuinely creepy for a portion of the duration. However, a strong and mysterious first half makes way for a less than compelling send half. Jess […]

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  • Film Review: The Eyes of My Mother

    The Eyes of My Mother is a striking directorial debut from Nicolas Pesce. The brooding gothic picture both ensnares and alarms. Francisca is a young girl growing up on an […]

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  • Film Review: Personal Shopper

    Olivier Assayas’ mystery drama Personal Shopper is strange, ponderous and frequently compelling. Maureen is a personal shopper to a wealthy client, and well as a medium. Maureen wishes to stay […]

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  • Film Review: Gleason

    Sometimes moving and sometimes amusing, director Clay Tweel’s Gleason is an absorbing portrait of life. Former professional American football player Steve Gleason is diagnosed with motor neurone disease before the […]

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  • Previews: Wonder Woman Trailer, Baby Driver, More!

    A plethora of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including Wonder Woman trailer, Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde and more… Wonder Woman Trailer Here is the latest Wonder […]

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  • Film Review: Catfight

    With Catfight, writer-director Onur Tukel mixes various types of humour to create amusing picture. The film works best in its satirising of American culture. Veronica is a wealthy housewife in New […]

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  • Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island is tremendous fun. Despite some poor dialogue, the film is a great addition to the monster movie genre. In 1971, a team of explorers want to take […]

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  • Film Review: Viceroy’s House

      Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House gives an overview of the complex topic of India’s partition in an entertaining and somewhat informative manner. However, some aspects of the film are stronger than […]

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  • Film Review: Certain Women

      Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women is a series of character portraits, with some being more absorbing than others. When it connects, the film is engaging and stimulating. Laura, a lawyer, […]

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  • Previews: Alien: Covenant Clip, Atomic Blonde, More!

    Lots of big films in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including an Alien: Covenant clip, Atomic Blonde, Beauty and the Beast, and more… Alien: Covenant Clip This Alien: Covenant […]

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Film Review: We Are X

Stephen Kijak’s documentary We Are X is an engaging portrait of a rock band X Japan. The film is informative and retains a good tone throughout. X Japan are big in Japan, quite literally. X Japan are the country’s biggest rock band in history, yet are little known outside of Japan. The film looks at the history of the band, […]

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Film Review: A Cure For Wellness

A Cure for Wellness is a weird and wonderful gothic thriller. Gore Verbinski relies on audience familiarity with the tropes of genre in order to bewilder and beguile.  Corporate rising star Lockhart is tasked with a mission to retrieve his company’s CEO from a “wellness centre” in the Swiss Alps. When he arrives, things do not appear to be all they […]

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Film Review: Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest shines light on a lesser-known event of Soviet Union history. George Mendeluk’s film should be applauded for this, even if it does not always hit the mark. In 1930s Ukraine, artist Yuri is in love with Natalka in their small but prosperous village. However, Stalin is advancing in the country, taking advantage of Ukraine’s farming to put pressure […]

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Previews: The House Trailer, Get Out, More!

Plenty to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The House trailer, Get Out, Aftermath, and more… The House Trailer This new The House trailer depicts an unusual way for parents to pay for their child’s tuition fees. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are the parents who decide to operate an underground casino to ensure their daughter can […]

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Film Review: The Founder

Director John Lee Hancock’s The Founder is memorable thanks to a charismatic performance from the always watchable Michael Keaton. Ray Kroc is a milkshake machine sales man struggling for orders. When burger restaurant McDonald’s places an order, Ray is astounded by their innovative take on diner service. Ray wants to franchise the restaurant, but must convince owners Dick and Mac […]

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Film Review: I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake is a brutally honest depiction of a life on benefits on modern-day Britain. The film’s realism is what packs a punch. Daniel Blake has been told by his doctors that he cannot yet return to work following a heart attack. Nevertheless, the Department for Work and Pensions deems him fit to work. Trying to sort […]

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Film Review: John Wick: Chapter Two

With John Wick: Chapter Two,  director Chad Stahelski returns with a sequel that is more successful than its progenitor. After winding up some final business, John Wick wants to retire back to his quiet life. However, a face from the past demands John Wick pays his debt in the form of an assassination job… John Wick: Chapter Two begins with […]

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Previews: Unlocked Trailer, Power Rangers, More!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Unlocked trailer, The Beguiled, Power Rangers and more… Unlocked Trailer Here is the first Unlocked trailer. Noomi Rapace heads a stellar cast that includes Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas and John Malkovich. The action-thriller is about a CIA agent who must prevent a biological attack on London. It’s always […]

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Film Review: Hidden Figures

Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures is a feel-good film with great performances from its ensemble cast. In 1961, the United States are in a race with Russia to see who can put a man in space. NASA finds untapped potential in a group of African-American female mathematicians working as human computers. Three of these women play a vital role in the space […]

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Film Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie is a lot of fun. The film strikes a nice balance between the Batman in-jokes and a wider-appealing comedy and narrative. Batman has an enviable life on the surface. Yet Alfred, his butler, suggests that he lives a solitary life. Bruce Wayne must look after the orphan he has adopted, as well as dealing with Gotham’s […]

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