Category: Movie Reviews

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Arrival : Review

Interesting and thoughtful Sci-Fi here from Denis Villeneuve. Arrival is a film with some great ideas centred around humanity’s first contact with alien life, specifically how we would manage to communicate with an alien race...

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Nocturnal Animals : Review

A stylish noir-thriller, almost Hitchcockian in parts, about life choices and mistakes that cannot be undone. There’s an unrelenting darkness that permeates the film from start to finish. The split-story structure is utilised perfectly...

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James Bond #2 : From Russia With Love

I realised about ten minutes into re-watching From Russia With Love that it must be one of the Bond movies which I have seen the least amount of times. Less glamourous than other Connery...

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Listen Up Philip

I recently reviewed Alex Ross Perry’s comedy drama Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce and Krysten Ritter, for the good folks at Starburst Magazine. It’s rare that a film’s central...