Film Reviews

REVIEW: A Monster Calls (2016)

If you’re reading this, you may be thinking “hang about…this film isn’t even released until early 2017”. And, you’d be correct. But we have a not-so-secret weapon – London Film Festival. Following on from my exclusive, advance review of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi flick ‘Arrival’, I present…

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REVIEW: Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since we first saw Renée Zellweger as the loveable, memoir-scribbling, singleton Bridget Jones, but she is indeed back. The original, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ was an undeniably likeable affair; charmingly funny, and quintessentially British, with the big name…

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REVIEW: Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)

Animation studios Laika might not be considered in the same conversations as Pixar or Dreamworks, but there’s absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t be, and their latest offering, ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’, cements that fact. The fourth feature film from the stop-motion animation studio…

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REVIEW: Sausage Party (2016)

The film which might seem like a joke on paper, is finally here! This very adult animated comedy is the brainchild of comedic actor Seth Rogen, and whilst the visuals might be very kid-friendly, this is definitely not a film for all the family. What…

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REVIEW: Bad Moms (2016)

Sometimes, before you go and see a film, you have a rough idea of what type of film it might be. Before seeing ‘Bad Moms’, I’d written it off as a trashy, unfunny, gross-out film, and I really didn’t think I would enjoy it. The saying…

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REVIEW: Nerve (2016)

From one half of the directorial team behind  ‘Catfish’ (2010) – a film highlighting the dark side of online dating – ‘Nerve’ at least promised to be a thoroughly modern thriller, exploring the idea of a daring online game in which you can choose to be either a…

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REVIEW: Victoria (2016)

A film with a so-called “gimmick” will always intrigue me, and with Alejandro G. Iñárritu bringing “one take cinema” very much into the mainstream, it is a technique which seems to be increasing in popularity. Hearing about ‘Victoria’, a German film which was entirely filmed in…