Film Review: Judy & Punch

Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch is an impressive fairy tale. Boasting a distinctive atmosphere and strong performances, the film is an engrossing watch.  In the town of Seaside (which is nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Punch and Judy are trying to resurrect their marionette show for the rowdy, hotheaded locals… Loosely based on the Punch & Judy show, writer-director Mirrah […]

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Film Review: Blackbird

Director Roger Michell’s drama Blackbird features a stellar cast on excellent form.  Lily has a terminal illness and is in decline. She gathers her family together for one last weekend before she dies… Focusing on a terminally ill woman who wishes to take her life before her condition worsens, Blackbird functions as a last supper for protagonist and her family. […]

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BFI London Film Festival 2019 Launch

This morning saw the launch of the BFI London Film Festival 2019. In its 63rd year, the festival is screening 229 feature films, including 28 world premieres. Here are some highlights from the festival programme… Headline Galas The opening and closing films for the BFI London Film Festival 2019 had already been announced. The festival opens with the European premiere […]

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Film Review: Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice Through The Looking Glass is a visually mesmerising film. James Bobin’s film lacks the fizz of Lewis Carroll’s original novel, but is entertaining nevertheless. After adventures at sea, Alice makes an unexpected return to Wonderland. One of her treasured friends is in danger, Alice must acquire a device from the Lord of Time in order to put things right… […]

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Previews: The Accountant trailer, The Woods and more!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including The Accountant trailer, The Woods, and more… The Accountant Trailer [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw_EO8qKydg[/youtube] Here is the new The Accountant trailer. The film stars Ben Affleck as a maths savant who works as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organisation. With his latest client, accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) notices a major discrepancy. The Accountant […]

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Previews: Alice Through The Looking Glass and more!

A visual feast in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including Alice Through The Looking Glass, Sisters, and By The Sea… Alice Through The Looking Glass Trailer [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWQxAcUSdOU[/youtube] Here is the first at upcoming sequel Alice Through The Looking Glass. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and the rest of the cast return for the follow-up to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. Alice […]

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Film Review: Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a horror that combines a traditional gothic style with gore. The film is heavy on style, even if the substance slightly lacks. Edith Cushing is the daughter of a wealthy American businessman. When a mysterious English baronet and his sister come to town, Edith is beguiled by him. Her interest in Thomas Sharpe, however, […]

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Previews: Deadpool Trailer, Crimson Peak Poster and more

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the Deadpool trailer, a video for The Martian, the latest Crimson Peak poster and more… Deadpool Trailer [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xithigfg7dA[/youtube] Here is the red band Deadpool trailer. The film deviates from other Marvel films in that it is clearly aimed at an adult audience with the violence and swearing. As such, it offers […]

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Stuff To Look At

Plenty of trailers this week, with Mortdecai, The Maze Runner, Maps to the Stars and more… Mortdecai [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsYKtSiAJSg[/youtube] Here is the first trailer for Mortdecai. The film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. Depp plays Charlie Mortdecai, an art dealer on a mission to recover a stolen painting. The film will be released in January 2015. The Maze […]

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Film Review: Tracks

The film Tracks is a bit like holiday pictures; it is only interesting to the people who had the experience in the first place. Robyn Davidson decides to go on a 1,700 trek across the deserts of western Australia. Before she departs,Robyn needs to acquire and train camels to accompany her… Based on the account by Robyn Davidson, John Curran’s […]

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