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13 Reasons Why Review
13 Reasons Why Review
13 Reasons Why Review

13 Reasons Why Review

This spoiler free review is based on the first 4 episodes of 13 Reasons Why The biggest problem with teenage dramas of late is that they aren’t real. For everything it has going for it and as entertaining as it is, there ...
 
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Free Fire Review
Free Fire Review
Free Fire Review

Free Fire Review

Free Fire is acclaimed director Ben Wheatley’s latest endeavour, a gung ho effort akin to Reservoir Dogs, but with the wit of a Shane Black script. It’s 1970’s Boston, and a gun deal is set to go down in an ol...
 

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Iron Fist Review
Iron Fist Review
Iron Fist Review

Iron Fist Review

This spoiler free review is based on the first 6 episodes of Iron Fist, season one. Iron Fist is the 4th and final character introduction of Marvel and Netflix’s superhero bout, in the lead up to 2017’s The Defender...
 
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Get Out Review
Get Out Review
Get Out Review

Get Out Review

People are loving Get Out, and rightly so. Jordan Peele has, seemingly out of nowhere, brought out possibly the most terrifying film of the year. Which isn’t usually expected of a man who’s previous directorial effo...
 

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A Cure For Wellness Review
A Cure For Wellness Review
A Cure For Wellness Review

A Cure For Wellness Review

A Cure For Wellness sees visionary director Gore Verbinski, the man behind beloved titles such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Rango, take a deft turn back down the psycho horror route, in this creepy tale of dysfunction starri...
 
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John Wick: Chapter 2 Review
John Wick: Chapter 2 Review
John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

John Wick was the sleeper hit of 2014. In amongst all the gung-ho action films starring ageing, battered actors (and there are a few of them), Keanu Reeves stepped up to the plate to show us how these films should be done. On a...
 

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iBoy Review
iBoy Review
iBoy Review

iBoy Review

Netflix has started putting a great deal of money into their original projects, and iBoy marks the first UK project fully funded but the company. It also comes as the company’s first foray into the superhero film genre ou...
 
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La La Land Review
La La Land Review
La La Land Review

La La Land Review

Buzz is a funny thing. It can build expectation, but what if you don’t deliver on this? Your audience will be left wanting more, feeling as though they deserved more, and that maybe you don’t deserve the awards you&...
 

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Silence Review
Silence Review
Silence Review

Silence Review

Japan in the early 17th century is not the place for Christian’s, this we know. The country was one which loved it’s Buddhism, it’s spirituality and all that comes with it; but to their own directive. This is the lesson which R...
 
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Allied Review
Allied Review
Allied Review

Allied Review

  Max Vatan and Marianne Beausejour just cannot catch a break. Not only have they found someone that that they truly love before going on a daring mission in Casablanca, but when the mission inevitably works out, they have...
 

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Nocturnal Animals Review
Nocturnal Animals Review
Nocturnal Animals Review

Nocturnal Animals Review

  Tom Ford returns to the filmmaking world with his deeply dark, noir thriller about betrayal and revenge on an emotional level. Twin narratives run simultaneously, one of Amy Adams’ Susan, a successful art dealer in...
 
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I, Daniel Blake Review
I, Daniel Blake Review
I, Daniel Blake Review

I, Daniel Blake Review

  Ken Loach is out of his some what retirement to bring us a film with a real message, one that needs to be taken on board. Being forgotten, lost in the system that refuses to work is the base of I, Daniel Blake, and it is...
 

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Tom Cruise is back once again to run away from explosions, solve the crimes and be the absolute best action hero. Jack Reacher is also back, in the new film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which is a Tom Cruise production. The puf...
 
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Mascots Review
Mascots Review
Mascots Review

Mascots Review

  There is a moment as a plumber and a turd are dancing on stage to some music that you really have to take a step back, and admire what Christopher Guest has brought to us once more. The man behind such superb mockumentar...
 

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Inferno Review
Inferno Review
Inferno Review

Inferno Review

In amongst the sprinting around Italy and exclaiming that anagrams are anagrams, there is a moment where Dr Robert Langdon’s face shows something between sudden realisation and anguish at who is the bad guy. The issue is ...
 
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Blood Father Review
Blood Father Review
Blood Father Review

Blood Father Review

Blood Father is one of those films that will make critics say something to the effect of “Mel Gibson is back!” or “Gibson puts in his strongest performance since…” or “A career best performance”  … You get the idea....
 

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Kickboxer: Vengeance Review
Kickboxer: Vengeance Review
Kickboxer: Vengeance Review

Kickboxer: Vengeance Review

We are at the point now where we are remaking Van Damme movies – and Kickboxer is first under that limelight.  But the surprise is that the film is getting a short cinema release, and features some fairly prolific talent. The b...
 
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The Magnificent Seven Review
The Magnificent Seven Review
The Magnificent Seven Review

The Magnificent Seven Review

We have an onslaught of remakes at the moment hitting theatres. Blair Witch, Kickboxer: Vengeance and this big Hollywood polish of The Magnificent Seven featuring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. It’s a fairly st...
 

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The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Eight Days A Week is, by and large, the story of how The Beatles ceased to be, and is such a must watch for any fan. Director Ron Howard has taken archive footage, some never before seen, and brought us the life on the road sto...
 
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Blair Witch Review
Blair Witch Review
Blair Witch Review

Blair Witch Review

Nobody was expecting, or even wanting, another sequel to The Blair Witch Project when Adam Wingard’s film “The Woods” was announced.  But sudden interest was perked when it was revealed that “The Woods” was actually a BWP seque...
 

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The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year
The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year

The third entry into The Purge series sees the return of Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes, one of the only characters to make the transition from one film to the next. But The Purge: Election Year isn’t about him, but something...
 
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Jason Bourne Review
Jason Bourne Review
Jason Bourne Review

Jason Bourne Review

It’s been close to a decade since we last saw Matt Damon in the role. He insisted (and probably quite rightly) that he wasn’t going to come back without director Paul Greengrass. And we do get both back, and both are wanting to...
 

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Star Trek Beyond Review
Star Trek Beyond Review
Star Trek Beyond Review

Star Trek Beyond Review

Star Trek hits its 50th anniversary this year and thankfully they have a good Star trek film with which to celebrate. JJ Abrams has left the Director’s chair, although clearly never letting go of any franchise he gets his claws...
 
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Ghostbusters Review
Ghostbusters Review
Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters Review

We can talk about the online trolls, the backlash to the announcement two years ago, the venomous hate that seeped out of Twitter and cascaded around everything surrounding this release. We can mention how the world is unfair a...
 

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The Nice Guys Review
The Nice Guys Review
The Nice Guys Review

The Nice Guys Review

Shane Black is back in style once again – and not like anyone had any doubts that he could pull off an R-rated mismatched buddy movie with investigative powers. Yes here he is back in the same old well again – and as usual maki...
 
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X-Men: Apocalpyse Review
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review
X-Men: Apocalpyse Review

X-Men: Apocalpyse Review

“I think we can all agree that the third film in any franchise is the worst” utters Jean Gray, a direct stab at X-Men: The Last Stand, the much maligned third film from when director Bryan Singer first bowed out fro...
 

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Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

Into Phase 3 we plunge with the third of the Captain America movies, a very lose adaptation of the Civil War comic series. The heart of that conflict (Cap vs. Iron Man) is installed here in a modified story structure, but the e...
 
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Green Room Review
Green Room Review
Green Room Review

Green Room Review

Director Jeremy Saulnier delivers another solid effort after the much acclaimed Blue Ruin a couple of years back. Green Room is another nail biting tension brewer that gives way to shocking and sudden visceral violence. A small...
 

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The Jungle Book Review
The Jungle Book Review
The Jungle Book Review

The Jungle Book Review

The king of the swingers strolls back into town, but this time in live action form.  Much like Ken Brannah’s live action update of “Disney’s” Cinderella, this one cuts it very close to the cloth.  Sure there are less sing-songs...
 
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Midnight Special Review
Midnight Special Review
Midnight Special Review

Midnight Special Review

Jeff Nichols’ has a knack for bringing the weird and wonderful together, and Midnight Special is no different. His homage to the sci fi films of old comes with the director’s signature style, which we’ve come ...