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Film Review – The Disaster Artist

Any self-respecting film buff will tell you The Room (as opposed to Room – important distinction) is one of the best worst movies ever made. As an attempt at Tennessee Williams-esque chamber piece, it is astonishingly and hilarious bad; a … Continue reading

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Film Review – Thor Ragnarok

One key returning character from the Marvel Universe in Thor Ragnarok has been thoroughly spoiled in trailers, posters and other publicity around the film. Had this particular reappearance not been revealed by the marketing department, it could have been a … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Lego Ninjago Movie

The law of diminishing returns starts to come into play with The Lego Ninjago Movie – a film I’ve been playing catch-up with as I know it’s been out for a while. It isn’t a bad film by any means, … Continue reading

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Film Review – Loving Vincent

Giving new meaning to the term labour of love, Loving Vincent is a visually mesmerising but dramatically tepid animated film, examining the events surrounding the death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh. Starting with the positives, the film is an … Continue reading

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Film Review – Blade Runner 2049

Despite the drooling critical acclaim lavished on Denis Villeneuve’s much belated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, based on one viewing at least, I’d say this isn’t in the pantheon of genuinely great sequels (ie The Godfather Part II, The … Continue reading

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Film Review – Brimstone

The shadow of Night of the Hunter looms large over Brimstone, a lengthy, lurid and savagely violent Dutch western from writer/director Martin Koolhoven. Upfront warnings for bad language, nudity, sex, violence and sexual violence are hereby duly issued, as this … Continue reading

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Film Review – Mother!

There has been much debate around Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! as to what it is all supposed to mean. Some have interpreted it as an environmentalist parable (a “Mother” who gives to an overpopulated world until she can give nothing more), … Continue reading

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Film Review – It

Stephen King’s It has previously been adapted as a memorable television miniseries, so this new version, helmed by Mama director Andy Muschietti, comes with a certain level of expectation. Personally I don’t find It quite the bone-chilling exercise in terror … Continue reading

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Film Review – Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$ is an entertaining if flawed indie outing from writer/director Geremy Jasper. It follows the fortunes of overweight, white female rapper wannabe Patti Dombrowski (the excellent Danielle Macdonald). Her determination is undermined at every turn by those in her … Continue reading

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Film Review – American Made

Tom Cruise gets back to his roots (sort of) in Doug Liman’s American Made. Very loosely based on a true story, the film tells of Barry Seal, a TWA airline pilot involved in small-time cigar smuggling, who was recruited by … Continue reading

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