• Previews: Pet Sematary Clip, Long Shot, More!

    Plenty of film-related goodness in this preview of coming attractions, including a new Pet Sematary clip, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Thunder Road and more… Pet Sematary Clip Here […]

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  • Film Review: Little Italy

    Donald Petrie’s Little Italy does not quite fall into the “so bad it’s good” category. Which is a shame, as the film has little going for it.  Nikki and Leo […]

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  • Previews: Hellboy Trailer, Pain and Glory, More!

    A profusion of films in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Hellboy trailer, Pain and Glory, Mid90s and more… Hellboy Trailer Above is the brand new Hellboy […]

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  • Film Review: Cold Pursuit

    Director Hans Petter Moland’s thriller Cold Pursuit is sufficiently entertaining but ultimately inconsequential.  A man of few words, Nels Coxman is a snowplow driver in a small ski town. When […]

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  • Film Review: The Lady Eve

    Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve is as amiable as ever as it gets a big screen re-release. The film is a giant of the screwball comedy genre.  Returning from a […]

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  • Film Review: Happy Death Day 2U

    It would be difficult to accuse Happy Death Day 2U of being simply a rehash of its predecessor. The film is inventive and a lot of fun. After breaking the […]

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  • Film Review: The Wife

    Director Björn Runge’s The Wife is an assured drama which plays to the strengths of its formidable lead. Joan is the wife of revered author Joe Castleman, who is due […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Film Review: Sunset

László Nemes’ Sunset is a captivating watch. The director’s sophomore feature is an entrancing mystery drama. In 1913, the eve of World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire is nearing its end. Írisz Leiter  returns to Budapest, hoping to secure a job a the hat shop which was established by her parents… Directed and co-written by Nemes (with Clara Royer and […]

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LFF 2018 Highlights Part 1

It is approximately the half way point of the BFI London Film Festival, and there have been some excellent films screened so far. Here are some LFF 2018 highlights from the first week… LFF 2018 Highlights – Unmissable Widows Director Steve McQueen kicked off the festival with a bang with the gripping Widows. There is so much to love about Widows […]

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Film Review: Halloween (2018)

Forty years after the original movie, Halloween (2018) is a fitting follow up to the slasher classic.  Forty years after Michael Myers’ murder spree, Laurie Strode lives in a state of constant vigilance. Meanwhile, two journalist wish to interview Myers before he is transferred to a different institution… There have been many sequels (not forgetting the reboot) to horror classic […]

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Film Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore’s exploration of the current US political era is more a call to action than a documentary. Fahrenheit 11/9 is passionate and thought provoking in any case.  Michael Moore’s film looks at a number of aspects of the last few years in American politics. The film is concerned with how Donald Trump ran for president, the Political system, and socio-political […]

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Film Review: Non-Fiction

Oliver Assayas’ Non-Fiction is a witty and endearing exploration of life, truth, and publishing. The film is a most satisfying watch. Author Léonard hopes that publisher Alain to take on his latest manuscript. Alain is worried about the future of the publishing industry in the digital age. Léonard meanwhile is concerned with the perception of his work, as well as his […]

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Film Review: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is beautifully shot. Yet for all its allure, the film may leave viewers wanting something more. Cleo works as a maid for a middle class family in 1970s Roma, Mexico. Cleo must attend to the family during a time of upheaval, whilst also living her own life… Based on his own childhood memories, writer-director Alfonso Cuarón has […]

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Film Review: Wildlife

Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife is an accomplished drama, driven in large part by Carey Mulligan’s central performance.  When his father loses his job, teenager Joe’s happy family life starts to unravel. With his father out of work, Joe’s mother starts to worry about the family finances… Set in Montana in 1960, Wildlife is a drama about family issues. The […]

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Film Review: The Spy Gone North

Yoon Jong-bin’s espionage drama The Spy Gone North is an engaging and elucidating watch, even though it sags slightly in the middle third.  In the early 1990s, it is reported that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) decide to task an agent with infiltrating the North Korean regime, to get a better picture of their […]

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