Film Reviews

REVIEW: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The staggering achievement of Marvel Studios in creating a cohesive, overlapping, and constantly evolving cinematic universe is something which – pardon the expression – should really be marvelled at. Undoubtedly helped by the wealth of interesting and beloved characters it has in its impressive back…

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REVIEW: You Were Never Really Here (2018)

After a Best Actor nomination for ‘Walk the Line’ (2005), followed by being shamefully overlooked for his gorgeously tender performance in 2013’s ‘Her’, Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t exactly be put into the category of ‘underrated’, however nor is he considered as a bankable box office draw;…

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REVIEW: Free Fire (2017)

As proven with his already impressive slate of films, British director Ben Wheatley has a unique, creative and wonderful vision. With a cast as impressive as this one, a proven knack for retro flair as demonstrated in 2016’s insanely brilliant ‘High-Rise’, and a singular location…

Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Patti Cake$ (2017)

Sometimes it is the most unassuming little films that completely take you by surprise, and whilst ‘Patti Cake$’ garnered some buzz from both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals with nominations in some of the top categories, this is the sort of film that will fly…

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REVIEW: The Emoji Movie (2017)

Resisting the temptation to write this review entirely in emojis because firstly, I’m not an idiot, and secondly, that is probably exactly what the makers of this film would want if their aggressive (and entirely terrible) marketing strategy was anything to go by! Emojis are…

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REVIEW: Dunkirk (2017)

Films directed by renowned British director Christopher Nolan are always something of an event; few and far between but whenever does come along there is always incredible amounts of expectation. Nolan is one of those rare “classic” directors, one who has a love and appreciation…

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REVIEW: Colossal (2017)

The current trend in film seems to be re-makes/re-boots/re-imaginings and endless, endless sequels for films that perhaps we may have cared about years ago, but now we seriously have to question whether we still do. Of course there is still originality in film, but it is often…

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REVIEW: The Handmaiden (2017)

Rather ashamedly, ‘The Handmaiden’ marks my first foray into the world of Park Chan-wook so I have little to compare with his other directorial offerings, but somewhat conveniently, ‘The Handmaiden’ is a film like no other, one so dazzlingly unique that it seems unfair to…

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REVIEW: Beauty And The Beast (2017)

We’re now fully in the age of live-action remakes, reboots, reimaginings or whatever you would like to call them, and the unstoppable juggernaut of Disney is rolling full steam ahead with its current slate, including the likes of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’. Many will…

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REVIEW: Fences (2017)

The road to this film adaptation of August Wilson’s award-winning play has been an interesting one, with the concept for a big-screen version being touted around as early as 1987, with Eddie Murphy being considered for a role in it. Mercifully, that version was never…

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REVIEW: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

There was a time when a new Star Wars film might fill you with dread rather than excitement, but in the capable hands of Disney and JJ Abrams, ‘The Force Awakens’ proved there was life within the franchise yet, and Episode VII turned out to be an…

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REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

After the recent news that ‘Fantastic Beasts’ was going to become a five film franchise, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World shows absolutely no signs of stopping, and with returning ‘Harry Potter’ director David Yates, and a screenplay penned by the mastermind herself, ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where…

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REVIEW: Trolls (2016)

We’re living in an age now where a film can pretty much be made out of anything. There was the ‘Angry Birds Movie’ based on the popular app, and in the next few years we have an Emoji movie to look forward to, and of course the…