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Shot Caller Review
Shot Caller Review
Shot Caller Review

Shot Caller Review

In many ways the new release, Shot Caller is a strong indictment against the legal and penal system in America. The plot takes a regular middle-class family guy and turns him into a ruthless and smart gangster. Of course the pl...
 
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Justice League Review
Justice League Review
Justice League Review

Justice League Review

Following the death of Superman (oh, spoiler), the world is in mourning. There are black veils across the globe bearing his symbol. And with this sadness, comes vulnerability. With no protector, alien super villain Steppenwolf ...
 

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Rise of the Footsoldier 3 Review
Rise of the Footsoldier 3 Review
Rise of the Footsoldier 3 Review

Rise of the Footsoldier 3 Review

One of the defining moments that has been mythologised both in the Hollywood gangster film and the Prohibition era was the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. For the British gangster film the moment that has defined a myth wer...
 
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Stranger Things 2 Review
Stranger Things 2 Review
Stranger Things 2 Review

Stranger Things 2 Review

This review is based on all 9 episodes of Stranger Things 2. Upon opening, we find ourselves in the middle of a heist. This isn’t Stranger Things as we know it, but we’ll go for the ride. Sure, it’s still the ...
 

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The Death Of Stalin Review
The Death Of Stalin Review
The Death Of Stalin Review

The Death Of Stalin Review

What better way to delve into the end of one of modern history’s most tyrannical regimes by giving the opportunity to the king of satire, Armando Iannucci, to tell the story. An all star cast, and not a hint of a Russian ...
 
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Hellraiser (1987) Review
Hellraiser (1987) Review
Hellraiser (1987) Review

Hellraiser (1987) Review

  Since its 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 lea...
 

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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...