Film Review: A Ghost Story

David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is a poignant meditation on grief, and indeed life itself. The film covers an expansive subject, but does so with style. A couple who live together are beset by a tragedy. C returns in spirit form hoping to comfort M, but he struggles to connect with her. His new form takes him on a metaphysical […]

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Film Review: The Finest Hours

Based on real events, The Finest Hours is an engaging adventure drama. There are some schmaltzy moments, but the film entertains throughout. Bernie Webber is a member of the Coast Guard at Cape Cod. When a pair of oil tankers are battered in a 1952 storm, Bernie and his team concentrate on how to reach them. Back on land, Bernie’s […]

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Previews: Fantastic Beasts sneak peak, Me Before You and more!

Lots of film-related goodness in this week’s previews, including a Fantastic Beasts sneak peek, the Me Before You trailer and more… Fantastic Beasts Sneak Peek For the Harry Potter fans out there, a Fantastic Beasts sneak peek. Actors including Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston discuss their characters in the upcoming film. With a screenplay by J.K. Rowling herself, Fantastic Beasts […]

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Film Review: Out of the Furnace

  Out of the Furnace is a brooding drama that builds to a thrilling finale. Scott Cooper’s film offers superb direction and performances. Russell and his younger brother Rodney Baze live in the Rust Belt. With decent work scarce, Rodney looks at other ways to garner income. When this leads him deep in the wrong crowd, Russell takes matters into […]

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Film Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Writer and director David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is an absorbing drama. Convicted outlaw Bob Muldoon escapes from prison in order to reunite with his wife, and the daughter that he has never met… Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is character-focused, rather than being a plot-driven film. There is not much too the plot. Instead, Lowery’s film concentrates on its two protagonists. Emotions […]

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Film Review: ParaNorman

ParaNorman is a fun family animated feature that tows the line in being ghoulish without being frightening. The film should be enjoyed by adults and children alike. In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman is a young boy detached from the everyday world. Norman can see and talk to ghosts, but no one but his new friend Neil believes him. […]

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Trailer Round-Up

This week two new trailers have been released for upcoming animated features. The first trailer for remake Total Recall has also been unleashed, as well as a new trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. ParaNorman ParaNorman is a new animated feature about a young boy who can speak to the dead. The film seems to be in a similar […]

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Film Review: Tower Heist

Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist is a moderately entertaining crime caper. It is unlikely to have audiences crying with laughter, but it won’t have them weeping with despair either. Josh Kovacs is a manager at The Tower, a luxurious apartment block in Manhattan that caters for wealthy clients. When the owner of the penthouse is arrested, staff at The Tower realise […]

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