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Blade Runner: The Final Cut Review
Blade Runner: The Final Cut Review
Blade Runner: The Final Cut Review

Blade Runner: The Final Cut Review

Blade Runner, in its final form returns to screens once again courtesy of the BFI who also have a Home Entertainment edition looming. Ridley Scott’s science Fiction masterpiece is a stranger to few eyes. Filmwerk have covered t...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Cinderella Review
Cinderella Review
Cinderella Review

Cinderella Review

Disney brings to life another colourful and traditional telling of the tale of Cinderella. Ella (Lily James), renamed Cinderella by her nasty step-sisters, is forced into a life of servitude at her own family home after the los...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Home Review
Home Review
Home Review

Home Review

DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature Home is so endearingly animated that audiences are likely to be sugar-rushed by its colourful, bubble-filled cuteness. Home tells the story of Oh (Jim Parsons) as his alien species – the gr...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water Review
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water Review
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water Review

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water Review

In best SpongeBob fashion, this movie is so surreal, it feels like being on a trip, induced by some mind-altering drug (or Krabby Patties if you’ve had any). An explosion of noise, colour and SpongeBob’s hysterical laughter, it...
 

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The Tales Of Hoffmann Review
The Tales Of Hoffmann Review
The Tales Of Hoffmann Review

The Tales Of Hoffmann Review

Powell and Pressburger’s enchanting, dreamlike ballet opera comes to life in this beautifully restored version that has been eagerly awaited by its many diverse fans. Best known for their ground breaking , heartbreakingly beaut...
 
Disc Reviews
 
ABCs Of Death 2 Review
ABCs Of Death 2 Review
ABCs Of Death 2 Review

ABCs Of Death 2 Review

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… Well 26 anyway. Another round of 26 short horror films squeezed into under a couple of hours with only the alphabet to keep them linked together. This second helping of the gory alphabet is a cont...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Paddington Review
Paddington Review
Paddington Review

Paddington Review

Paddington is dug up and giving a fresh breath of life for the big screen now in this half decent adaptation of the talking bear living in London. Paddington is sent to live in London after his home is destroyed – on the promis...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Dark Summer Review
Dark Summer Review
Dark Summer Review

Dark Summer Review

Dark Summer is a modern horror film that wants in every way to feel modern, using modern technology with modern technologically savvy teenagers to convey to its audience that this is all based now and everything is current. Thr...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Gunman Review
The Gunman Review
The Gunman Review

The Gunman Review

Sean Penn teams up with director Pierre Morel (Taken) for this lengthy pot-boiler which sees Penn’s marksman come out of a self-induced purgatory for past deeds done to track down the man who is responsible for taking a hit out...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Voices Review
The Voices Review
The Voices Review

The Voices Review

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a recovering schizophrenic working on the factory floor, packing bathtubs. He is upbeat, fairly bright and enthusiastic about just about everything it seems. But sadly Jerry has not been taking is presc...
 

Film Reviews
 
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review

Thomas Newman returns for this sequel and like the first he is full of chimes, gleams, enthral and pizzazz. Newman has been scoring quite a few of these vibrant little charmers recently (See: the aforementioned first instalment...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Run All Night Review
Run All Night Review
Run All Night Review

Run All Night Review

Liam Neeson teams up for a third time with his Unknown/ Non-stop director for another bout of thriller fun, this time roping in the likes of Joel Kinneman and Ed Harris to join them. Jackie (Neeson) is an over the hill, drunk e...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review Review

Katniss has finally broke free from the powers that be that would see her and selected others, fight to the death in the much maligned Hunger Games. But now as an outsider, an outlaw and a threat to the Capitol – she is now bei...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Suite Francaise Review
Suite Francaise Review
Suite Francaise Review

Suite Francaise Review

7 Much about Saul Dibb’s interpretation of Irène Némirovsky’s bestselling novel Suite Francaise – adapted for the screen by Matt Charman and Saul Dibb – will look and feel familiar. In a genre as overloaded as that of WW II fil...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Extraterrestrial Review
Extraterrestrial Review
Extraterrestrial Review

Extraterrestrial Review

Group of youths head to a cabin in the woods, monsters appear, violence ensues. Yeah ok we’ve been here before. But Extraterrestrial brings its own bag of tricks to help entertain audiences beyond what you might expect from thi...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Imitation Game Review
The Imitation Game Review
The Imitation Game Review

The Imitation Game Review

Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a brilliant mathematician called in to work with the cryptography team after Britain goes to war with Germany in 1939. Alan’s abrupt and superior attitude offends his co-workers and on vari...
 

Disc Reviews
 
The Other Review
The Other Review
The Other Review

The Other Review

There is something about children in horror films and psychological thrillers that add a degree of subtlety and an edgy frisson of terror that is often missing in other sub-genre horror films. Think of the creepy children in th...
 
Disc Reviews
 
My Life Directed By Nicolas Wending Refn Review
My Life Directed By Nicolas Wending Refn Review
My Life Directed By Nicolas Wending Refn Review

My Life Directed By Nicolas Wending Refn Review

The Danish director, Nicolas Wending Refn is the hot name director in Hollywood right now. In 2011 he made the intelligent crime drama Drive starring Ryan Gosling and followed this with Only God Forgives which was released last...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Rec Apocalypse Review
Rec Apocalypse Review
Rec Apocalypse Review

Rec Apocalypse Review

And so the Rec movies end here so it seems and on the high seas to boot! We find a few survivors of the last couple of movies isolated and being tested on by a group of military scientists. And what better way to isolate anothe...
 
Disc Reviews
 
'71 Blu-Ray Review
'71 Blu-Ray Review
'71 Blu-Ray Review

’71 Blu-Ray Review

Here for review we have the Blu-Ray release of Yann Demange’s gritty period action drama ’71. As you might have guessed; the title refers to the year 1971, and the story takes place during the height of the ‘Troubles’ in Northe...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Love, Rosie Review
Love, Rosie Review
Love, Rosie Review

Love, Rosie Review

Love, Rosie wasn’t particularly well received at its cinematic release. Reviewers called it “feeble”, “overwrought” and “schmaltzy”, praising female lead Lily Collins as the only bright spark in it. Not so. Saying that Collins ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – the title of John Madden’s sequel to his 2011 surprise success is obviously intended as a pun, both inside and outside the world of the film. It is impossible not to wonder, however, if t...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Nightcrawler Review
Nightcrawler Review
Nightcrawler Review

Nightcrawler Review

Jake Gyllenhaal may not be getting much in the way of awards at the moment, but he is continuing a strong streak of films (After Prisoners, Enemy) with Nightcrawler. Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom – a shady character scavenging his...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Playing It Cool Review
Playing It Cool Review
Playing It Cool Review

Playing It Cool Review

There are Romcoms and there are Romcoms. The first variety is the usual, bog-standard version of the Boy meets Girl tale of which there are, let’s face it, far too many. Playing it Cool, for the most part, is of the second vari...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Fury Review
Fury Review
Fury Review

Fury Review

David Ayer’s Fury was generally well-received at its cinematic release and, far from being a fan of the WWII movie genre, this time I agree with the general tenor. It is a remarkable piece of cinema, combining a unique perspect...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
It Follows Review
It Follows Review
It Follows Review

It Follows Review

It Follows opens up with a great teaser of what is to follow.  We are introduced to a random teenager fleeing from her house into the street outside. But instead of engaging with the neighbours, or even continuing her “flight” ...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Hinterland Review
Hinterland Review
Hinterland Review

Hinterland Review

If I had one line to review HINTERLAND it would be: this film is precious. The independent film community is undoubtedly already aware of this but for those of you who would like a little more detail, here goes. Harry Macqueen’...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Babadook DVD Review
The Babadook DVD Review
The Babadook DVD Review

The Babadook DVD Review

The current state of mainstream horror cinema is dominated by a seemingly endless litany of dull formula sequels to decidedly average movies. To be fair, this mid ground in the horror scene i.e. the 15 (sometimes even 12A) cert...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Rabid Blu-Ray Review
Rabid Blu-Ray Review
Rabid Blu-Ray Review

Rabid Blu-Ray Review

Another classic horror title given new life by Arrow Video. This time it is David Cronenberg’s early back catalogue that comes under the knife (so to speak), with this new high definition restoration of his 2nd feature film Rab...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Shoah Review
Shoah Review
Shoah Review

Shoah Review

This year saw the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (27th January). To mark this Eureka! have re-released Claude Lanzmann’s epic 566 minute documentary about the Holocaust both as a stand-alone documentary a...