• Prevenge

    Prevenge Blu-ray Review

    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    The first time I saw Alice Lowe on the big screen, she mainly alternated between filing her nails and chewing bubble gum in quite a detached way. Now Lowe has written, starred in and directed her own film Prevenge, whilst being pregnant in real life.

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  • Sienna Miller in Live By Night

    Live By Night Blu-ray Review

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Ben Affleck’s new movie, Live By Night, opens with a voice-over and a pretty dense prologue. So, a literary adaptation, in case that didn’t give it away.

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  • "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES"..The villainous Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) pursues Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he searches for the trident used by Poseidon..Ph: Film Frame..©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge Review

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    They say dead men tell no tales, for obvious reasons. That being the case, it might be time for Captain Jack Sparrow to die in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.

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  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Mel Gibson and violent movies. Whether he’s on leading man duties, as a burnt-out cop or futuristic road warrior, or behind the camera, overseeing resistance to British rule in 13th-century Scotland or the graphically-depicted crucifixion of Christ, he is not one to shy away from a spot of bloodletting. Hacksaw Ridge sees his first cinematic foray into World War II territory.

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  • Graduation

    Graduation Blu-ray Review

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Cristian Mungiu, whose recent film, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Beyond the Hills, garnered much international critical acclaim, seems to specialise in tough subjects. He finds himself on similar ground with Graduation, a gritty film set in his native Romania, but thematically one which will resonate with parents around the world.

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  • Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane Review

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Me and Miss Sloane – we got a thing going on. At least we might have if that judge hadn’t granted Miss Chastain a restraining order. So I’ll just have to make do with reviewing her latest film instead.

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  • Away

    Away Blu-ray Review

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Midway through David Blair’s new film, Away, one of the characters refers to Blackpool as the Vegas of the North. Given that the film centres around a self-destructive man being cared for by a young woman with problems of her own, you can imagine it being subtitled Leaving Las Vegas (of the North).

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  • Mindhorn

    Mindhorn Review

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    You can’t handcuff the wind. That’s just good science. And Julian Barratt, aka Richard Thornbridge, aka detective Mindhorn is the wind. Or at least he used to be.

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  • It's Only The End Of The World

    It’s Only The End Of The World Blu-ray Review

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Thanks to the warmongering of those man-children in charge of America and North Korea, there’s probably never been a more apt time to watch Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End Of The World.

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  • City Of Tiny Lights

    City Of Tiny Lights Review

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    London’s been called a lot of things in its time, but City Of Tiny Lights – Riz Ahmed’s latest film – is a new one on me.

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Prevenge
Jun
4

Prevenge Blu-ray Review

The first time I saw Alice Lowe on the big screen, she mainly alternated between filing her nails and chewing bubble gum in quite a detached way. Now Lowe has written, starred in and directed her own film Prevenge, whilst being pregnant in real life.

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Sienna Miller in Live By Night
May
29

Live By Night Blu-ray Review

Ben Affleck’s new movie, Live By Night, opens with a voice-over and a pretty dense prologue. So, a literary adaptation, in case that didn’t give it away.

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"PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES"..The villainous Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) pursues Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he searches for the trident used by Poseidon..Ph: Film Frame..©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
May
22

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge Review

They say dead men tell no tales, for obvious reasons. That being the case, it might be time for Captain Jack Sparrow to die in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.

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Miss Sloane
May
12

Miss Sloane Review

Me and Miss Sloane – we got a thing going on. At least we might have if that judge hadn’t granted Miss Chastain a restraining order. So I’ll just have to make do with reviewing her latest film instead.

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Mindhorn
May
2

Mindhorn Review

You can’t handcuff the wind. That’s just good science. And Julian Barratt, aka Richard Thornbridge, aka detective Mindhorn is the wind. Or at least he used to be.

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Neruda
Apr
6

Neruda Review

The problem with history is how easy it is to forget. Director Pablo Larrain’s solution is to cast Gael Garcia Bernal as a sort of deadpan Chilean Clouseau type with a thing for hot teeth in his titular new biopic about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

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Ghost In The Shell
Mar
31

Ghost In The Shell Review

If cinema was a Chinese Zodiac, then this year would be the sign of the sci-fi blockbuster. And kicking off this season of sci-fi is the Scarlett Johansson shaped Ghost In The Shell.

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The Lost City Of Z
Mar
24

The Lost City Of Z Review

Everybody’s looking for something. Wise words from the Eurythmics there, and something early twentieth century explorer Percy Fawcett could have identified with, as I discovered in The Lost City Of Z.

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