Tag Archives: Film Reviews

Film Review – Knives Out

Knives Out is an exceptionally well-crafted old school murder mystery from writer/director Rian Johnson, recalling various Agatha Christie greats, and related twisty-turny films such as Sleuth. If like me you are a connoisseur of the genre, you will find much … Continue reading

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Film Review – 21 Bridges

Director Brian Kirk’s 21 Bridges is a fast, exciting, no-nonsense cop thriller which in its disciplined 99 minutes manages to deliver in satisfying if not ground-breaking style. Featuring a strong lead performance from Chadwick Boseman, it recalls the great cop … Continue reading

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Film Review – Blue Story

Last night I risked life and limb to see Blue Story – a tale of London gang culture – at my local Cineworld multiplex. Cineworld is the main cinema chain that hasn’t followed the example of the Vue and Showcase … Continue reading

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Film Review – Frozen II

A sequel to 2013’s animated smash Frozen was always going to be a difficult trick to pull off. Have Disney managed? Well… for me, not really. Let’s start with the good news: the animation is staggeringly beautiful, and the visuals … Continue reading

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Film Review – Le Mans 66

A love of motor racing is not required to enjoy James Mangold’s Le Mans 66 (known as Ford v Ferrari in some territories), just as it wasn’t required to enjoy other recent racing related films including Rush and Senna. I … Continue reading

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Film Review – Luce

Based on a play by JC Lee, Luce, directed by Julius Onah, may be a bit stagey, but strong central performances and a gripping narrative offset those aspects of the film. Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr) is a black teenager, whose … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts tells the sort-of true story of meteorological pioneer James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), who ascended to 37,000 feet in an air balloon circa 1862, alongside his pilot Henry Coxwell. This was done to break the record held by the … Continue reading

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Film Review – Doctor Sleep

Did The Shining really need a sequel? Of course not. Stanley Kubrick’s revered 1980 adaptation of the Stephen King novel is a classic of horror cinema that stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of The Exorcist. Yet after King … Continue reading

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Aardman’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is an absolutely hilarious slapstick animation. Based on the superb Shaun the Sheep TV series (itself a spin-off of Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave), this sequel to the 2015 Shaun the … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Irishman

Here’s a blast of pure hyperbole: Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Irishman is a triumphant return to the territory he made famous, and one of the best films he has ever made. Based on Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You … Continue reading

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