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Movie Reviews, News & Articles

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    Father Figures Review

    Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in Father Figures, a comedy about two brothers searching for their father after discovering he's still alive. The problem is there are a number of potential candidates.

    by Sharuna Warner, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:31 PM

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    The Shape of Water Review

    The Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro's latest fairytale, which effortlessly blends Beauty and the Beast and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in a magical tale of forbidden love.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:14 PM

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    Black Panther Review

    Culturally significant, Black Panther is also a decent origin story, revitalising tried-and-tested plot beats with its strikingly unusual setting and fabulously realised characters.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:44 AM

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    The 15:17 to Paris Review

    Clint Eastwood's new film tells the story of the terrorist attack on The 15:17 to Paris with the real life heroes playing themselves.

    by Sharuna Warner, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:25 PM

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    The Cloverfield Paradox Review

    Cloverfield came out of nowhere and it's sequel was also kept under wraps but this latest entry pulls the biggest surprise of all as it's available on Netflix from today.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 5, 2018 at 1:38 PM

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Finally Arrives

    Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in just over three months but until now there hasn't been a trailer. Why so late? Who knows but now that the trailer is here, what do you think?

    by Steve Withers, Feb 5, 2018 at 7:50 AM

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    Altered Carbon Season 1 Review

    Netflix's latest glossy big budget original series is a superbly faithful interpretation of Richard Morgan's remorselessly brutal cyberpunk future noir tale.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:12 AM

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    Journey's End Review

    As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Journey's End is a timely reminder of the horror of that conflict and the toll it took on the men in the trenches.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM

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    Phantom Thread Review

    Master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth film makes for a fitting end to master actor Daniel Day-Lewis's illustrious career; a mesmerising study of love and obsession.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:23 PM

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    Lies We Tell Review

    In the new British thriller Lies We Tell, a middle-aged white man played by Gabriel Byrne becomes involved with a young Muslim woman and discovers differing cultures and a dangerous criminal underworld.

    by Sharuna Warner, Jan 31, 2018 at 2:54 PM

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    12 Strong Review

    Nicolai Fuglsig's directorial debut is a Bruckheimer-fuelled true story of a 12 Strong group of elite soldiers sent to take on the Taliban in the days after 9/11.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:33 PM

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    Early Man Review

    Aardman Animation is back with Early Man, their latest stop motion masterpiece in which a Stone Age character discovers the world is more advanced than he realised.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jan 26, 2018 at 8:08 PM

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    The Post Review

    Steven Spielberg's The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, tells the true story of The Washington Post's efforts to reveal The Pentagon Papers to the American public.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jan 19, 2018 at 9:47 PM

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    Coco Review

    Disney/Pixar ambitiously attempt a kid-friendly take on the afterlife, giving us yet another colourful, unusual and extremely touching tale.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:20 PM

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    Insidious: The Last Key Review

    Lin Shaye returns in this sequel to the prequel of the Insidious film franchise but good ideas are never full realised and the results are disappointing.

    by Sharuna Warner, Jan 13, 2018 at 3:43 PM

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    Darkest Hour Review

    Darkest Hour covers the terrible period of Dunkirk from the perspective of the corridors of power and is dominated by a towering and almost unrecognisable performance from Gary Oldman.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:36 PM

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

    Writer/director Martin McDonagh's third feature is his best yet, a perfectly tuned blend of black comedy and tense drama, expertly acted and boasting a bevy of rich characters.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:35 PM

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    All the Money in the World Review

    Perhaps best known for its last minute replacement of Christopher Plummer for Kevin Spacey in the role of John Paul Getty, Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World boasts some great performances but lacks the necessary dramatic urgency.

    by Sharuna Warner, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:46 PM

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    Hostiles Review

    Director Scott Cooper reunites with his Out of the Furnace star Christian Bale for an expertly acted but somewhat undercooked reflection on the horrors of war.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:45 PM

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    Renegades Review

    A team of US Navy SEALs go after hidden World War II gold during the Bosnian conflict of the late 90s in the fun new action film Renegades.

    by Sharuna Warner, Jan 4, 2018 at 5:02 AM

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    Molly's Game Review

    Aaron Sorkin's Molly's Game is an impressive directorial debut from the master scriptwriter behind The West Wing and A Few Good Men, with Jessica Chastain finally given a worthy leading role.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:07 AM

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson welcomes you to the jungle in this unashamedly bombastic reboot of the board game film Jumanji.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:55 PM

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    Pitch Perfect 3 Review

    The Bellas are back for more aca-added made-up words, in this Christmas-timed second sequel to the popular Pitch Perfect.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 20, 2017 at 4:28 PM

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

    Star Wars is back with the second part of a new trilogy and the eighth episode overall but can The Last Jedi save the saga from Force fatigue? Find out in our spoiler-free review.

    by Steve Withers, Dec 14, 2017 at 3:14 AM

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    Blade of the Immortal Review

    Legendary director Takeshi Miike celebrates his 100th movie in style, with a memorable adaptation of the Samurai Manga, Blade of the Immortal.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 10, 2017 at 8:34 AM

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    The Disaster Artist Review

    James Franco directs and stars in the true story of Tommy Wiseau, a mysterious and very weird filmmaker who created one of the greatest bad movies of all time – The Room.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:46 PM

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    Wonder Review

    Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star in Wonder, a touching and heart warming film about difference and acceptance.

    by Sharuna Warner, Dec 2, 2017 at 4:25 PM

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    Daddy's Home 2 Review

    Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for Daddy's Home 2, another half-baked and largely unwanted festive sequel that disappoints.

    by Sharuna Warner, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:21 PM

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    Justice League Review

    Propelled by the success of Marvel's Avengers, Warner/DC's fast-tracked Justice League is generic ensemble entertainment; these films are in desperate need of a decent story.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:46 PM

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    Westworld: Season One – The Maze Review

    HBO's remake of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld is a triumph; exploring themes of consciousness, control and human nature through the eyes of the ‘hosts’ in a futuristic theme park.

    by Simon Crust, Nov 15, 2017 at 9:31 AM