• 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 […]

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  • Previews: The Dead Don’t Die Trailer, MIDSommAR, More!

    Plenty of hotly-anticipated movies in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Dead Don’t Die trailer, Midsommar, Rocketman, and more… The Dead Don’t Die Trailer Here is the new […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • Previews: Long Shot Clip, Rocketman, Dark Phoenix, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a new Long Shot clip, Rocketman, Dark Phoenix and more… Long Shot Clip Here is a brand new Long Shot clip. […]

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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 […]

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  • Film Review: Greta

    Despite a good cast and a decent premise, Neil Jordan’s Greta frustrates with its host of implausibilities. Although the bombast is welcome, it is not enough to save the film. When […]

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  • Film Review: Red Joan

    Trevor Nunn’s mystery drama Red Joan is a broadly entertaining watch, although it is not quite the tense narrative the premise suggests. Joan Stanley, a retired civil servant, is arrested […]

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Film Review: Vice

Writer-director Adam McKay’s mission is clear with Vice. The film works for the most part, thanks in large part to its cast and the filmmaker’s palpable conviction. Spurred on by his wife Lynne, Dick Cheney rises through the ranks in Washington. From assistant in the Nixon administration to Vice-President under George W. Bush, Cheney changes the US and the world… […]

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Film Review: The Upside

The Upside, Neil Burger’s remake of 2011’s Les Intouchables, is sentimental yet sufficiently charming. Recently out of jail, Dell needs to prove he has been looking for work. Wealthy quadriplegic Phillip needs a new carer, and the unlikely Dell just might fit the bill… A remake of Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s Les Intouchables, The Upside moves the action from […]

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Preview of Coming Attractions: Films in 2019

With an abundance of movie releases slated for next year, it can be hard to identify the gems. After all, there is a glut of Disney live-action remakes (Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King), as well as the straight up unappealing (Downton Abbey film, anyone). Here are some must-see films in 2019… The Favourite Begin the New Year with Yorgos Lanthimos’ […]

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Film Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Susanna Fogel’s The Spy Who Dumped Me is a by-the-numbers action comedy. Whilst it is suitably distracting, the film is not particularly memorable.   Audrey and her best friend Morgan unwittingly find themselves caught up in an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with assassins on his trail. Audrey and Morgan find themselves on the run […]

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Film Review: The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built is every inch the Lars von Trier film. The provocative satire should prove rewarding for those receptive to it. Jack is a serial killer. He recounts five incidents which take place over a twelve-year span. These incidents reveal an insight into an unusual mind… Writer-director Lars von Trier returns with his most tongue-in-cheek film to […]

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Film Review: Mortal Engines

Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines is very much a case of style over substance. Whilst the film offers spectacle, the poor writing scuppers enjoyment. In a world where cities are roaming beasts which consume smaller towns, Hester is determined to get into London to fulfil a mission. Meanwhile, Londoner Tom inadvertently gets caught up in the melee… Based on the novel […]

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Film Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is an inventive, adventurous, and incredibly entertaining film. When teenager Miles Morales gets bitten by a spider, he becomes the Spider-Man of his reality. When a experiment crosses dimensions, Miles meets his counterparts from other dimensions… Another year, another Spider-Man movie. However, the filmmakers are acutely aware of this, making amusing reference to the many iterations […]

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Film Review: Disobedience

Director and co-writer Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience is skilfully crafted, with great performances from its leads. Ronit returns to the Jewish orthodox community that shunned her several years before. In town for a funeral, Ronit reconnects with an old friend. Passion reignites for the pair in unlikely circumstances… Directed by Sebastián Lelio with a screenplay by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Disobedience is […]

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Film Review: Creed II

Director Steven Caple Jr.’s sequel Creed II hits all the expected notes, but does it well enough to get viewers onside. The film is immensely entertaining. A few years after his breakout fight, Adonis Creed’s star is on the ascent. As he rises in the boxing world, he receives a new challenge. His intended opponent is Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago… […]

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Film Review: Siberia

Director Matthew Ross’ thriller Siberia offers a suitably engaging first half. The second half derailment makes for an ultimately unsatisfying film.  Lucas Hill, an American diamond trader, travels to Russia to negotiate a deal to sell rare diamonds to a Russian businessman. When his contact goes missing, Lucas finds himself in Siberia trying to salvage the deal… With its stylised […]

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