Film Review: Last Flag Flying

On paper, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying looks like a winner. However, the actual film is a hit and miss affair, despite the talent involved. Thirty years after they served in Vietnam together, Doc seeks out his old army buddies Sal and Richard. As they reunite, Doc tells his old friends the reason he looked them up. Doc needs their […]

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Previews: Unlocked Trailer, Power Rangers, More!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Unlocked trailer, The Beguiled, Power Rangers and more… Unlocked Trailer Here is the first Unlocked trailer. Noomi Rapace heads a stellar cast that includes Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas and John Malkovich. The action-thriller is about a CIA agent who must prevent a biological attack on London. It’s always […]

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Previews: Star Trek Beyond Featurette, Cafe Society and More!

This week’s preview of coming attractions includes a new Star Trek Beyond featurette, Cafe Society, La La Land and more… Star Trek Beyond Featurette This new Star Trek Beyond featurette introduces a new character to the franchise, Jaylah. Played by Sofia Boutella, Jaylah is introduced as an ally of Scotty, played by the film’s co-writer Simon Pegg. Justin Lin directs the latest instalment of the […]

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Film Review: Trumbo

Director Jay Roach’s Trumbo is an engaging and finely written biographical drama. With great performances, the film is a must see. Successful Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is also a member of the Communist Party in the 1940s. When the House of Un-American Activities Committee starts to investigate the film industry, Trumbo and several of his colleagues find themselves blacklisted… There […]

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London Film Festival 2015 Preview

The BFI London Film Festival 2015 commences this Wednesday, with a total of 238 fiction and documentary features being screened, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films. The festival opens with the European premiere of Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan. Here are some of the films to catch at the London Film Festival […]

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Film Review: Godzilla

Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla is a through and through blockbuster that should prove enthralling to viewers. When researchers find unusual fossils at a mining site, they are flummoxed. Little do they realise the effect that their find will have on the world… Godzilla is a great modern example of spectacle cinema. Director Gareth Edwards has learned from the best in making […]

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Extended Godzilla Trailer: First Thoughts

The extended Godzilla trailer was released yesterday, and it looks pretty amazing. Here are some initial thoughts after viewing the it. Trailer-related spoilers ahead… Is Godzilla part of a Government cover-up? The thoughts of Bryan Cranston’s character, indicate that this might be the case. The size of the creature, however suggest a cover up would be tricky to manoeuvre. Will the […]

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Film Review: Cold Comes The Night

Thriller Cold Comes The Night requires a healthy suspension of disbelief. Never boring, the film nevertheless fails to spark the imagination. Raising her young daughter alone, Chloe is a struggling motel owner. When an incident occurs at the motel, Chloe taken hostage by a criminal determined to retrieve a package. Chloe and her daughter are put in a perilous position… […]

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Film Review: Argo

Argo is a fantastically well executed thriller from director and star Ben Affleck. The film is a masterclass in gripping filmmaking. When protesters storm the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979, six workers are able to escape amidst the chaos. They take refuge in the Canadian Ambassador’s house, hoping for to remain undetected. CIA agent and exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez concocts an […]

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