Film Review: Una

Director Benedict Andrews’ Una is a drama that reveals its characters and narrative in an unravelling and competent manner. The film may veer towards the melodramatic, yet it excels in other ways. Una, a young woman, travels to a warehouse to confront a man who used to be her neighbour. She wants to know what drove him to seek a relationship […]

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Film Review: City of Tiny Lights

Director Pete Travis’ City of Tiny Lights is an enjoyable detective thriller. The film hits the mark more often than it misses.  Tommy Aktar is a private eye living and working in London. He is asked to find a missing prostitute by her flatmate. At the same time, faces from Tommy’s past remerge as he investigates his latest case… With City […]

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Previews: Baywatch Poster, Logan, More!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a moving Baywatch poster, The Eyes of My Mother, A Cure for Wellness, and more… Baywatch Poster Zac Efron promotes his new film in this moving Baywatch poster. The film, based on the 1990s television show, the film stars Efron, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, and Alexandra Daddario. Baywatch hits the […]

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Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, director Gareth Edwards faces a tricky task of fleshing out the opening crawl and telling a story viewers know the outcome of. Against the odds, Edwards delivers an engaging and thoroughly entertaining film. Jyn Erso is recruited by the Rebellion to help them discover the background to a powerful new weapon. As she […]

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Film Review: Nightcrawler

Writer-director Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is an unnerving thriller. The film is atmospheric and well executed. Louis Bloom is a young man desperate for work in Los Angeles. When he stumbles into the world of crime journalism in LA, Louis carves out his own niche… Nightcrawler works best as a noirish thriller. Pulpy at times, Dan Gilroy’s film is nevertheless engaging […]

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Film Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel hooks viewers through its storytelling. With a compelling central character, The Reluctant Fundamentalist keeps its audience guessing. Changez Khan is a Lahore University lecturer being interviewed by American journalist Bobby. An American professor has been kidnapped and Bobby questions Changez’s involvement in the incident. Changez, who spent a number of years in America, begins […]

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Film Review: Trishna

Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna is an update of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, with a shifted perception. Adapting the story to fit a modeern Indian society is an interesting idea, but not entirely satisfying. Travelling around India with his British friends, Jai meets Trishna. Finding her attractive, Jai offers Trishna a job at his father’s hotel in Jaipur when her family falls […]

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Film Review: Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of Martin Scorsese’s best films, featuring one of Robert De Niro’s finest performances and Paul Schrader’s excellent screenplay. Simply put, it is one of the greatest films in cinematic history. Insomniac Travis Bickle drives a taxi in New York City at night. Gradually, Bickle’s instability is revealed as his disgust with the city grows, leading to him making some life-changing choices… Taxi […]

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