• Kumari Tilakawardane

    Movie Reviewer

    Kumari developed an unhealthy obsession with The Godfather at much too young an age. Realising she was unlikely to forge a career as a gangster, she turned her attention to the fruitful pastime of studying movies.

    When she's not watching movies and generally being pretentious about them, She enjoys drinking tea, making sarcastic comments and watching sport.

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    Ocean's 8 Review

    Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway head an all-star all-female ensemble in this gender-switched take on Ocean’s Eleven.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:10 AM

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    Tully Review

    Births, breakdowns and everything in between get the Reitman-Cody treatment in this one-of-a-kind film

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, May 6, 2018 at 8:18 AM

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    A Wrinkle in Time Review

    Science, magic, imagination and hope collide in this phantasmagorical fantasy from Ava DuVernay which is a landmark in film history.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Mar 23, 2018 at 8:47 PM

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    I, Tonya Review

    This film version of the life of Tonya Harding might play loose with the facts but a towering central performance from Margot Robbie makes this tale of the dark side of figure skating hugely entertaining.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Feb 24, 2018 at 6:52 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Paddington 2 Review

    Everyone's favourite Peruvian bear returns in Paddington 2, a sequel that is as charming and enjoyable as the first film.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:27 PM

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    A Bad Moms Christmas Review

    The Bad Moms are back with their own mothers in tow as they take on Christmas in this seasonal sequel.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Nov 2, 2017 at 7:40 AM

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    The Death of Stalin Review

    Stalin is dead and his successors turn on each other as they battle to fill the power vacuum left by the Soviet dictator's passing in this hysterical political satire from Armando Iannucci, the creator of The Thick of It and Veep.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:53 PM

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    The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie is the latest animated film comedy based on those little plastic bricks but, despite some knowing humour and an A-list cast, this instalment feels a bit predictable.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:03 PM

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    Flatliners Review

    Ellen Page and Diego Luna star as medical students experimenting with near-death experiences in this unnecessary remake/sequel to the largely forgotten 1990 film Flatliners.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:15 PM

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    The Limehouse Golem Review

    This entertaining period thriller tells the story of The Limehouse Golem, an almost supernatural killer that stalked the streets of Victorian London long before Jack the Ripper.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Sep 1, 2017 at 9:58 PM

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    Detroit Review

    Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow follows up The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty with a timely and powerful but unnecessarily violent film about the 1967 Detroit race riots.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:47 PM

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    The Big Sick Review

    The Big Sick is a refreshing take on the romantic comedy that manages to combine sex, religion and 9/11 jokes in a stranger-than-fiction love story of how a Muslim man met his wife.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jul 28, 2017 at 8:46 PM

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    Cars 3 Review

    Lightning McQueen returns in Cars 3, the latest instalment of Disney Pixar's hugely successful CG animated vehicular franchise.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:35 PM

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    Baby Driver Review

    Edgar Wright mixes action, comedy and music in his latest film, a hugely entertaining heist thriller about a getaway driver called Baby.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jun 28, 2017 at 6:22 PM

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    Baywatch Review

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron star as crime-busting lifeguards in this big screen adaptation of the TV series Baywatch.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, May 29, 2017 at 6:39 PM

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge Review

    Johnny Depp returns as Jack Sparrow in Salazar's Revenge, the fifth instalment in the increasingly pointless Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, May 27, 2017 at 3:28 PM

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    Colossal Review

    Anne Hathaway stars as a screw-up who discovers she has a strange connection with a monster terrorising Seoul in the sci-fi comedy film Colossal.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, May 19, 2017 at 6:35 PM

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    Sleepless Review

    It's Taken in a casino as Jamie Foxx plays an undercover cop trying to get his son back from the criminals who kidnapped him during one very long and sleepless night.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, May 5, 2017 at 9:39 PM

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    Rules Don't Apply Review

    Warren Beatty directs and stars as Howard Hughes in Rules Don't Apply, an old-school romantic comedy and drama about star-crossed lovers in Hollywood.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Apr 22, 2017 at 8:32 AM

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    Aftermath Review

    Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Aftermath, the story of a real-life-aviation disaster and the two strangers whose lives are are forever connected by the tragedy.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:02 PM

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    Beauty and the Beast Review

    Disney turns another of their animated classics into a live action film with Beauty and the Beast, the touching tale of a young girl being held captive by a monster.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:17 PM

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    Kong: Skull Island Review

    The big ape is back in Kong: Skull Island but this time it's less Beauty and the Beast and more Apocalypse Now meets All the President's Men.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Mar 10, 2017 at 7:40 AM

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    Sing Review

    The makers of Despicable Me go full musical in Sing, an animated parody of the X Factor with an A-list cast of anthropomorphic animals.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:32 PM

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