• 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: A Vigilante

Writer-director Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s feature debut A Vigilante is tonally abrupt, yet an engaging and thought-provoking watch. Sadie helps domestic abuse victims escape their tormentors. Her unorthodox methods sees abusers face retribution. Sadie, however, is plagued by trauma herself… Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante is a drama crossed with a revenge thriller. The film is thought provoking insofar as it meditates on […]

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Film Review: The Hustle

Despite its glamorous setting and talented leads, Chris Addison’s The Hustle is weirdly flat. Those expecting an amusing comedy will be disappointed.  Josephine is a con artist working her tricks on gullible rich men in the south of France. When brash Australian Penny shows up hoping to score big, Josephine reluctantly agrees to train her to make big cons… An […]

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Film Review: A Boy Called SailBoat

Cameron Nugent’s A Boy Called Sailboat is a comedy drama that aims for whimsy. The film charms in places. Young Sailboat lives with his parents on the outskirts of town. When his sick grandmother asks him to write her a song, Sailboat sets about composing on his little guitar. The impact of his song is quite unexpected… Written and directed […]

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Film Review: Vox Lux

Writer-director Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux is an enthralling picture. A compelling protagonist and good storytelling make for a most rewarding picture. Caught up in a tragic situation, teenager Celeste is thrust into the public eye. Celeste has a meteoric rise to fame as a pop star, but this has an impact on her both as a teenager and as a woman… […]

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Film Review: Woman At War

Benedikt Erlingsson’s Woman at War is an entertaining, thought-provoking and feel-good tale.  Halla is an unlikely eco terrorist. A middle-aged choir mistress, Halla is hellbent on disrupting the aluminium industry from damaging the environment in Iceland. Planning her most daring crusade yet, Halla receives some unexpected news… Focusing on protagonist Halla and her attempts to sabotage a new industrial plant […]

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Film Review: Spy Cat

German-Belgian animated feature Spy Cat is a suitably entertaining adventure. The film may prove more captivating to young children than to adults.  House cat Marnie lives a pampered existence. When she is sent away by her owner’s brother, Marnie teams up with a band of misfits to try and foil robbers who have been plaguing the town… Directed and written […]

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Film Review: Dragged Across Concrete

S. Craig Zahler’s latest film Dragged Across Concrete is uncomfortable yet often enthralling viewing.  Two cops get suspended from the police force for using excessive force. The pair decide to descend into the criminal underworld in order to get compensation, but the payday is anything but simple… Ostensibly a crime thriller, with a two hour thirty-nine minute run time, Dragged […]

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