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Film Review – Sicario 2: Soldado

Denis Villeneuve’s drug cartel thriller Sicario was one of the best films of 2015. This sequel, bereft of Villeneuve, Emily Blunt and cinematographer Roger Deakins, fails to match the illustrious heights of the original, but it is still an agreeably … Continue reading

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Film Review – Leave No Trace

Superb lead performances from Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie underpin Leave No Trace, the new film from Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik. Based on a novel by Peter Rock, the story concerns father and daughter Will (Foster) and Tom (McKenzie), … Continue reading

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Film Review – Hereditary

Is Hereditary as terrifying as reviews are making it out to be? No. Quite honestly I can’t see what those lily-livered critics are blithering on about. I mean, yes if you’re unused to the horror genre, then you might find … Continue reading

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Film Review – Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

None of the Jurassic Park sequels have ever matched the singular power and thrills of the ground-breaking, lightning-in-a-bottle original. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, the latest in the franchise, is a curious beast. With JA Bayona at the helm, the director … Continue reading

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Film Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Have you ever wondered how Han Solo got his blaster? How he met Chewbacca? Or exactly how he made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? Me neither. Yet Solo: A Star Wars Story gives us the answers to … Continue reading

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Film Review – Beast

Writer/director Michael Pearce makes a very strong debut with Beast, an eerie, atmospheric and wholly gripping gothic melodrama set on Jersey. Troubled island girl Molly (Jessie Buckley) lives with her controlling mother (Geraldine James). Molly then meets and falls in … Continue reading

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Film Review – Deadpool 2

I didn’t like the first Deadpool. I hadn’t read the comics, and quite honestly found Ryan Reynold’s merc-with-a-mouth exceedingly tiresome. Apparently that is the point, I am told by lovers of the comics. Well, each to their own. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review – Tully

Charlize Theron gives a superb, utterly convincing central performance as a struggling and exhausted mother in Tully, the new film from the makers of Juno. Mother of three Marlo (Theron), whose charges include a son with behavioural difficulties and a … Continue reading

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Film Review – Avengers Infinity War

A better title for Avengers Infinity War might be Now That’s What I Call Marvel, or The Lord of the Infinity Stones. This film feels like a compilation album of greatest superhero hits on the scale of Tolkien’s masterpiece. As … Continue reading

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Film Review – Ready Player One

Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s triumphant return to the kinds of films that made him famous, before his post Schindler’s List output featured less in the way of outright megahits. Certainly, I can’t recall such a satisfying, sugar-rush Spielberg … Continue reading

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