• Film Review: King of Thieves

    James Marsh’s King of Thieves is a broadly enjoyable crime caper drama. The second half of the film falters, compared to a peppier first half.  An ageing group of crooks […]

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  • BFI London Film Festival 2018 Launch

    Today saw the BFI London Film Festival 2018 launch. Now in its 62nd year, the festival is screening 225 feature films, including 21 world premieres. Here are some highlights from […]

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  • Film Review: Cold War

    Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War is an engaging and beautifully filmed drama. The protagonists may be flawed, but the presentation certainly is not.  Wiktor and Zulu first meet in 1950s Poland. […]

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  • Film Review: Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Terence Davies’ 1988 award-winning Distant Voices, Still Lives gets a 4K restoration for its 30th anniversary re-release. The film deserves its considerable acclaim. A family growing up in 1940s and […]

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  • Previews: The Happytime Murders Clip, Climax, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a brand new The Happytime Murders clip, Climax, Widows, and more… The Happytime Murders Clip Here is the latest The Happytime […]

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  • Film Review: A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski’s horror A Quiet Place is a great example of a decent premise that is finely executed. The film is very entertaining. In a post-apocolayptic world, a family struggles to […]

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  • Film Review: Mad To Be Normal

    Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal offers good performances from its cast. Whilst the attention to detail is commendable, the film is not captivating. In the 1960s, psychiatrist R.D. Laing […]

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  • Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the best blockbuster of the year so far. No mean feat for the sixth film in the series. After a mission goes wrong, […]

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  • Film Review: Hotel Artemis

    Drew Pearce’s crime thriller Hotel Artemis is an entertaining ride.  The film benefits from a good script and a solid cast. In Los Angeles of the near future, the Nurse […]

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  • Film Review: Path of Blood

    Filmmaker Jonathan Hacker has created a powerful documentary with Path of Blood. The film is thought-provoking and disturbing. In the Saudi Arabian desert, young men sign up to the cause […]

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Previews: Halloween Poster, The Happy Prince, More!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, which include the brand new Halloween poster, Hereditary, The Happy Prince, and more… Halloween Poster Here is the new poster for the upcoming Halloween. Forty years since the original Halloween film, and twenty since Jamie Lee Curtis reprised her famous role in Halloween H20, Michael Myers is back once more. Curtis is […]

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Film Review: Truth or Dare

Director and co-writer Jeff Wadlow’s Truth or Dare is silly horror fare. Whilst the film is sufficiently entertaining, it fails to generate the scares. Olivia and her friends take a trip to Mexico for spring break. Whilst there, they are invited to play a game of truth or dare. The game turns deadly, however, when it follows them home… The […]

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Film Review: A Gentle Creature

Sergey Loznitsa’s A Gentle Creature is a bleak and uncompromising film. The filmmaker offers a portrait of impassible authority and a decaying landscape. A woman receives a parcel, returned by the prison where her husband is incarcerated. There is no explanation for the parcel being returned to her, so she sets off on a journey to discover what has happened […]

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Previews: Edie Trailer, Yellow Submarine, More!

Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Edie trailer, Yellow Submarine, Whitney, and more… Edie Trailer Here is the new Edie trailer. The film is about an older woman who decides to fulfil a life-long dream following the death of her controlling husband. Directed by Simon Hunter, the film stars Sheila Hancock in the […]

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Film Review: Midnight Sun

Scott Speer’s Midnight Sun is certainly cheesy, but is a good fix for those looking for a teen weepie. Teenager Katie suffers from Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a rare condition which means she cannot be exposed to sunlight. Relying on the company of her father and her best friend, Katie is flummoxed when she meets her crush one evening. Reluctant to […]

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Film Review: The Square

Writer-director Ruben Östlund’s The Square is through-provoking, engaging, and at times eye widening. Christian is the curator of a prestigious modern art museum in Stockholm. As he makes preparations for the museum’s next exhibition, Christian finds himself in times of personal and professional crisis… Focusing on a museum curator, The Square works on multiple levels. On the surface, it is about […]

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Film Review: Mary Magdalene

Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene offers good performances and a mesmeric feel. Despite its efforts however, the film does not distinguish itself fully from other biblical epics. Mary Magdalene is due to be married to a suitor, on the wishes of her family. However, Mary is searching for something more. When Jesus of Nazareth visits her village, she feels compelled to join […]

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Previews: The Grinch Trailer, Tully, More!

Lots of film-related goodness in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Grinch trailer, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Tully and more… The Grinch Trailer Here is the new The Grinch trailer. The upcoming animation is the latest adaptation of the Dr Seuss’ classic. The 2000 live-action film How The Grinch Stole Christmas was one of the highest grossing […]

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Film Review: Mom and Dad

Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad is an amusing thriller that acts as a showcase for Nicolas Cage to go ‘full Cage’. A good premise and some outlandish scenes make for an entertaining movie. Teenager Carly and her younger brother Josh are used to their normal, suburban existence. When a mass hysteria hits their town, the siblings must protect themselves from the […]

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Film Review: This Beautiful Fantastic

Simon Aboud’s sophomore picture This Beautiful Fantastic is amiable but forgettable. The film paints a twee picture, which provides decent escapism. Bella Brown is a library assistant who dreams of being a children’s author. In her real life, she must contend with a cantankerous old neighbour and his dispute with her garden, whilst falling for a library patron… Writer and […]

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