• Film Review: Lost in Paris

    Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel’s Lost in Paris is a delightfully offbeat comedy. Fans of the duo will know what to expect, and others will be pleasantly surprised. Fiona visits Paris […]

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  • Film Review: The Big Sick

    The Big Sick is one of the year’s best films. Michael Showalter’s romcom is very humorous and genuinely heartfelt. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and student Emily fall in love, but he […]

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  • Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2

    Comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 is long on the festive spirit, but short on laughs. Sean Anders’ film is not one for the books. ‘Co-dads’ Dusty and Brad agree to […]

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  • Film Review: Walk of Fame

    Jesse Thomas’ directorial debut Walk of Fame has a suitable premise, but fails to get to where it needs to be. As a comedy, simply is not funny. Drew is studying […]

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  • Film Review: 78/52

    Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 is a most entertaining documentary. The film is at its best when focusing on contributors’ reactions to the famous scene. Writer-director Alexander O. Philippe looks as […]

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  • Previews: The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Man Who Invented Christmas trailer, Phantom Thread, Daddy’s Home 2 and more… The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer Here is […]

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  • Previews: Justice League Poster, Paddington 2, More!

    Cinematic delights in this week’s preview of coming attractions include the latest Justice League poster, Paddington 2, Newly Single and more… Justice League Poster Here is the latest Justice League poster. The […]

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  • LFF 2017 Highlights Part 2

    With the BFI London Film Festival drawing to a close this evening, it has been another year of some very good films, and a few excellent ones. The best films […]

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  • Film Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Martin McDonagh’s black comedy drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is well-written, well performed, and thoroughly engaging. After months have passed since the murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes is angry with the […]

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  • Film Review: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

    Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner’s The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is a collection of most amusing stories. The film should please viewers of all ages. On a farm, a trio […]

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Film Review: Cargo

Gilles Coulier’s North Sea-set drama Cargo is a slow burner, but offers a satisfying pay off. When their ageing father falls ill, it is up to three brothers to decide what happens next. Jean sees the debt of his father’s business, and worries about his own son. Francis is concerned with a private relationship. Then black sheep William returns… Cargo is a […]

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Film Review: Lucky

Directed by John Lynch Carroll and starring Harry Dean Stanton in his second and final leading role, Lucky feels like an ode to character actors. Lucky is a Navy veteran and a man of routine. When he falls at home, he must face the fact that his health will decline. With the reassessment of his condition, Lucky must examine what […]

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Film Review: Golden Exits

Alex Ross Perry’s observational Golden Exits offers good performances and a meditative look at lives of young and middle-aged adults. Naomi is a young intern who travels to New York to work temporarily with an archivist. Her arrival disrupts the lives of two families in Brooklyn… Golden Exits revolves around the lives of a group of characters which are somewhat intertwined. […]

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Film Review: The Cured

Writer-director David Freyne’s zombie thriller The Cured boasts a great premise, which is executed pretty well. A cure for a disease that has turned people into zombies has been found. The former zombies have to be reintegrated into society, despite the reluctance of many who saw the horror of the outbreak… David Freyne’s posits a very interesting starting point; that there is a cure […]

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Film Review: Verónica

Paco Plaza’s Verónica is a by-the-numbers demonic possession horror that boasts good production values but little in the way of originality. Teenager Verónica must look after her siblings whilst her mother works. When she and two school friends play with a Ouija board, there are unwanted consequences… Taking place over a three-day period, Verónica is a demonic possession horror loosely based on […]

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Film Review: Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Weighing in at 197 minutes, Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library is a behemoth of a documentary. It is an incredibly watchable one too. The New York Public Library has 92 branches throughout NYC. The organisation provides an almost all-encompassing resource for the diverse inhabitants of the city… Ex Libris – The New York Public Library […]

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