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Hellraiser (1987) Review
Hellraiser (1987) Review
Hellraiser (1987) Review

Hellraiser (1987) Review

  From its very release Hellraiser (1987) was an instant classic. Its popularity has never diminished while some of the demons are also iconic monsters of cinema, especially the films poster boy, ‘Pinhead’, the...
 
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Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Review
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Review
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Review

Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Review

In 1977 George Roy Hill made a film called Slap Shot. This film was a black comedy about a failing ice hockey team and starred Paul Newman as the team’s tired and worn out coach. They find success by resorting to violence...
 

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Detroit Review
Detroit Review
Detroit Review

Detroit Review

The world is fucked, lets not waste any time about it. The distain and hate that has been surrounding everything the past few years has been tough to swallow, and as great as they are, photos of cute dogs on Twitter are not eno...
 
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Logan Lucky Review
Logan Lucky Review
Logan Lucky Review

Logan Lucky Review

Steven Soderbergh is back after his self imposed exile from film making with Logan Lucky, a film which sees a likely group of assembled criminals try to pull off a heist. And,while it may seem like Soderbergh has brought us her...
 

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Marvel's The Defenders Review
Marvel's The Defenders Review
Marvel's The Defenders Review

Marvel’s The Defenders Review

Marvel is something of a trendsetter. The first cinematic universe has spawned plenty of copy cats and imitations, some incarnations we don’t necessarily need. And, while everyone was trying to keep the pace, Marvel has t...
 
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A Ghost Story Review
A Ghost Story Review
A Ghost Story Review

A Ghost Story Review

A Ghost Story is, at its heart, a film about love, loss and coping with both of these things simultaneously. Finding ways to cope with the loss of a loved one, and a loved one who is lost. You wouldn’t be amiss at thinkin...
 

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Dunkirk at the Science Museum IMAX
Dunkirk at the Science Museum IMAX
Dunkirk at the Science Museum IMAX

Dunkirk at the Science Museum IMAX

Much has been written about the immersive experience and the sound effects of Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Dunkirk – even the few remaining living veterans attending the premiere claimed that the volume of the f...
 
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Baby Driver Review
Baby Driver Review
Baby Driver Review

Baby Driver Review

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about Baby Driver. Edgar Wright’s latest offering is bombastic, visceral, funny, endearing and downright lovely. A semi noir film with a beast of a soundtrack, each tra...
 

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Okja Review
Okja Review
Okja Review

Okja Review

Not only does Okja comes along at just the right time, with a Netflix release, it comes along to a huge audience all at once. Bong Joon Ho’s last film, Snowpiercer, didn’t even get a release in the UK; his current o...
 
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Transformers: The Last Knight Review
Transformers: The Last Knight Review
Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Transformers: The Last Knight sees the alien race here on earth, along with some choice humans, search for a long lost artefact which could destroy the human race/the Transformers/Cybertron. They face adversaries in the form of...
 

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A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) Review
A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) Review
A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) Review

A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) Review

The title of Harold Monfils film is not referenced anywhere other than as a tattoo on the subject’s arm. Hoka Hey, A Good Day to Die refers to Native American Lakota warrior Crazy Horse’s cry before going into battl...
 
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Gifted Review
Gifted Review
Gifted Review

Gifted Review

Chris Evans stars as an all American hero, with a heart of gold and the best of intentions; though this time, he’s Frank, the uncle of orphaned Mary (McKenna Grace). The two of them live in a secluded area in Florida, wit...
 

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House of Cards Season 5 Review
House of Cards Season 5 Review
House of Cards Season 5 Review

House of Cards Season 5 Review

This spoiler free review is based on all 13 episodes of season five of House of Cards Netflix’s flagship political series is back, and the Underwoods return to the fold with the task of competing with real life. The quest...
 
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Mindhorn Review
Mindhorn Review
Mindhorn Review

Mindhorn Review

Mindhorn is very funny, which is the very least you would expect when Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby team up once more. Both long time members of Mighty Boosh fame, they’re back in a quick, 89 minute tale of Partidgian ...
 

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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....