Film Review: Christine

Antonio Campos’ Christine fleshes out the character behind the headlines. The film is a competent production with a great central performance. Christine Chubbuck is a news journalist on a local television network in the 1970s. She is intent on delivering compelling stories, but faces the remonstrations of her boss. Meanwhile, she faces issues in her personal life. Christine is a […]

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Film Review: Moonlight

Moonlight is a wonderfully absorbing character study from Barry Jenkins. The film is a profusion of taut emotion, which bubbles over in a delectable way. Chiron is a young boy growing up in a tough Miami neighbourhood. As a teenager, he is isolated from his peers. As a man, he struggles to deal with his feelings and the perception of […]

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Film Review: War on Everyone

John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone is an entertaining buddy cop movie with a fizzing script. The cast and setting should ensure the filmmaker reaches a wider audience, and deservedly so. Bob and Terry are corrupt cops in New Mexico. The pair regularly frame criminal and steal evidence. The pair may have met their match, however, with an adversary who […]

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Previews: Rules Don’t Apply Trailer, Doctor Strange, More!

Lots of film-related goodness this week, including the new Rules Don’t Apply trailer, Hacksaw Ridge, Doctor Strange and more… Rules Don’t Apply Trailer Here is the latest Rules Don’t Apply trailer. The film is directed by Warren Beatty, who stars as Howard Hughes. The film is about a relationship between Hughes’ driver (played by Alden Ehrenreich) and an aspiring young actress […]

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Film Review: Under The Shadow

Babak Anvari’s Under The Shadow is an unnerving horror, which excels in the fear it generates. The film is a must-see for horror fans. Shideh lives with her husband and daughter in post-Revolution Tehran. When her husband is called away, Shideh and daughter Dorsa face staying in their apartment alone in the war-torn city… Under The Shadow is a masterclass […]

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Previews: Allied Trailer, John Wick: Chapter Two, More!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions including the Allied trailer, Moana, John Wick: Chapter Two and more… Allied Trailer Brad Pitt has dominated the entertainment news this week, so in good timing the Allied trailer dropped. The film stars Pitt as an intelligence officer who encounters Marion Cotillard’s Resistance fighter. Set in 1942, the film is directed by […]

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Film Review: The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven is an entertaining enough western. Whilst  the film offers some initial spark, this is not enough to justify its existence. When a small village are terrorised by an unflinching industrialist, they look for help in an unlikely source. The townsfolk employee a motley band of outlaws, bounty hunters and hired guns to defend their […]

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