Manchester by the Sea : Review

Manchester by the Sea : Review

Kenneth Lonergan’s powerful drama has been receiving plenty of critical plaudits since its release and it’s easy to see why it’s proving so popular. It’s a bruising, haunting and incredibly affecting movie that hits hard and stays with you long after it’s the credits have rolled. The story focuses on Casey Affleck’s Lee, a tortured […]

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La La Land : Review

La La Land : Review

La La Land was a hugely entertaining, vibrant, heartfelt and emotive ode to falling in love and chasing your dreams. It’s set against the backdrop of modern day Hollywood, all while providing a loving homage to the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical. The film charts the struggles of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and […]

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Sully : Review

Sully : Review

Sully is a solid if unremarkable biographical drama from Clint Eastwood that retells one of the most compelling real-life dramas of recent times. Far from being the director’s best work, it is nonetheless an extremely watchable piece of popcorn cinema. The film charts the real-life events surrounding Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s miraculous landing of US […]

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Silence : Review

Silence : Review

As a huge Scorsese fan, I greet every new film he puts out with a great deal of expectation. The trailers and press for Silence made it clear that we were dealing with fairly weighty subject matter of course. So I went in expecting a slightly more challenging experience than his last outing, with at […]

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Rogue One : Review

Rogue One : Review

WARNING SPOILERS AHOY!!!!! There was a huge amount of pressure on director Gareth Edwards with the release of Rogue One. Not only is there the usual weight of expectation linked to any outing in a beloved franchise, but also the added issue of it tying in so closely with the events of the truly cherished […]

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