Film Review: Mindhorn

Director Sean Foley’s Mindhorn is an inventive, silly, and very amusing comedy. Richard Thorncroft is a washed-up actor, most famous for playing a detective with a robot eye that can ‘see the truth’. When a serial killer says he will only speak to Detective Mindhorn, Thorncroft must return to the Isle of Man to work with the police… Written by […]

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Film Review: Oblivion

Science fiction blockbuster Oblivion is flawed, but entertaining nevertheless. Fans of the genre are likely to spot allusions to earlier films. Following a war that ravaged the Earth, drone repair operative Jack is one of the few remaining humans on the planet. The rest of the surviving humans have made a new home elsewhere. With two weeks left before he joins […]

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Stuff To Look At

A bumper edition this week, with plenty of releases for 2013… Man of Steel I have always been more of a Batman child than a Superman one, but I did love the Christopher Reeve movies (maybe not the last one). After 2006’s underwhelming Superman Returns, this new version looks more appealing. Henry Cavil stars as the title character in the […]

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Film Review: Made in Dagenham

Given director Nigel Cole’s previous work in Calendar Girls, it is unsurprising that Made in Dagenham is a film that concentrates more on the emotional side rather than the factual evidence of the 1968 strike by female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant. As this film is a dramatisation featuring mostly fictional characters, that doesn’t matter too much; Made […]

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