• Film Review: Hangman

    Director Johnny Martin’s Hangman is a crime thriller in which the end result does not live up to the initial promise.  Police detective Will seeks out the help of homicide veteran […]

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  • Film Review: Breaking In

    Director James McTeigue’s action thriller Breaking In is undemanding, but does not offer too much in return. The film is entertaining yet flawed.  Shaun Russell takes her children to sort […]

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  • Film Review: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

    Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower is an enchanting fantasy adventure. The film combines beautiful animation and an entertaining story. Mary is a young girl living in the countryside with her […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name manages to balance the tricky task of being simultaneously romantic and realistic. Luca Guadagnino’s film is brilliant. Elio spends every summer with his family at their summer house in northern Italy. They are joined by his father’s graduate student, Oliver. He is a handsome and confident young man, who grabs Elio’s attention… Based on the […]

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Film Review: Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent is something special. The technical achievement is backed up by an engaging narrative. Armand is asked by his father to deliver a letter. The letter was written by the recently deceased Vincent Van Gogh, and is addressed to his brother. Armand embarks on a journey to find his recipient… Loving Vincent offers something different: a […]

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Film Review: Pickups

Jamie Thraves’ Pickups is an inventive comedy drama. Some elements work better than others, but the film is an enjoyable watch overall. Actor Aiden Gillen is suffering from back ache and insomnia, and has just got a role as a serial killer. Whilst he concentrates on his new role, he also tries to reconnect with his teenage son. However, Aiden […]

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Film Review: Ingrid Goes West

Director Matt Spicer’s feature debut Ingrid Goes West is a well-written comedy. The film is very contemporary and a lot of fun. Ingrid Thorburn has a history of mistaking social media interactions for real friendship. When Ingrid moves to Los Angeles, she attempts to ingratiate herself into the life of rising social media star Taylor Sloane… With Ingrid Goes West, […]

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Film Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

With The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Noah Baumbach delivers another great comedy drama. Strong performances and excellent writing combine to generate a absorbing picture.  Harold Meyerowitz is a retired sculptor and a dysfunctional father. His adult children try to organise an exhibition of his work, but are hindered by their relationships with each other, Harold’s wife Maureen, and Harold himself… Writer-director […]

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Film Review: Manifesto

Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto has promise, but ultimately fails to connect with viewers. For all the ideas the film extols, the end result is noticeably flat. Numerous characters extol the words of different theorists, critics, and artists who have each written a manifesto on art. The subjects range from architecture to conceptual art, from originality to the point of art itself. Written […]

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Film Review: Jailbreak

Director and co-writer Jimmy Henderson’s Jailbreak is a fun and sometimes silly action thriller. The fight choreography is great, but is let down by other aspects. A special task force are charged with escorting a key witness to a notorious jail. Would should be a straightforward mission turns to chaos, with a bounty on the witness’s head and a jail full of dangerous […]

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