27 Jan 2020

Film Reviews

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REVIEW: Bombshell (2020)

Following in the footsteps of Adam McKay’s mixed bag efforts into the realms of political takedown cinema, Jay Roach steps up to the plate. As a filmmaker with similarly comedic roots – Roach helmed all 3 Austin Powers films as well as Meet the Parents…

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REVIEW: The Wave (2019)

Gille Klabin’s The Wave. Where to begin? Justin Long plays Frank, an introverted lawyer playing by a set of rules he perceives to be a means to survive, rather than a means to enjoy life. With a long awaited promotion seemingly about to come his…

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REVIEW: Weathering With You (2020)

Like the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and the films of Studio Ghibli, director Makoto Shinkai now generates a huge amount of interest for his projects based on just his name alone. His previous film, Your Name became the highest-grossing anime film of all time taking a…

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REVIEW: Seberg (2020)

The story of Jean Seberg is perhaps one of Hollywood’s most tragic, and not often told stories. The American born actress who became the face of French New Wave cinema thanks to her role in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 film Breathless, later became one of the…

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REVIEW: Bad Boys For Life (2020)

I am an enormous fan of the first Bad Boys (1995) movie. The action, comedy and kinetic vibrancy of the movie were so frenetically executed, when watching as a youngster I just couldn’t get enough and as an adult, through nostalgic eyes, I love it…

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REVIEW: Waves (2020)

In Waves, a family unit is its own delicate ecosystem, and any imbalance can have massive ripple effects. Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr in his second and more explosive star-making lead role this year) is a high school wrestler with a lot on his plate. His…

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REVIEW: The Courier (2020)

This 2019 action film is directed by Zackary Adler and stars Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman, Amit Shah, Alicia Agneson, Greg Orvis and Dermot Mulroney. When a key witness, Nick Murch (Shah), is targeted for assassination by crime boss Ezekiel Mannings (Oldman) to spare him being…

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REVIEW: The Gentlemen (2020)

Setting aside the pleasantries of the Disney world for a street more familiar, Guy Ritchie returns to his lock stocked roots. The Gentlemen is Ritchie’s loud and proud venture back into cockney crime capers. Alongside Ritchie, he brings with him an interesting casting sheet sure…

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REVIEW: Little Women (2019)

Whenever there’s a new adaptation of a classic novel, the grumblings are always the same. Do we really need another version of this? Hasn’t the story been told to exhaustion already? But beloved novels like Little Women occupy a special place in the hearts of…

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REVIEW: 1917 (2019)

World War One is not as well-known or depicted widely in popular culture in the US as much as the UK. Up until the No Man’s Land scene in Wonder Woman (2017), it was mainly World War Two that has been given the big-budget film…

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REVIEW: Cats (2019)

If you were a time traveler and you wanted to travel back in time to prevent this monstrosity from being birthed into the world, how far back would you have to travel? 1972 and kill baby Tom Hooper? 1948 and kill baby Andrew Lloyd Webber?…

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REVIEW: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

“A thousand generations live in you now.” Endings are hard. It’s hard to say goodbye, hard to wrap things up, and hard to satisfy everyone. To say that the pressure was on for The Rise of Skywalker to be a satisfying ending would be one…

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REVIEW: Black Christmas (2019)

The 1970’s brought with them a plethora of horror movies that resonated to such a degree that contemporary movies still remake, reboot and borrow from them. So original and benchmarking were the films released in this decade that it is understandable that Hollywood would want…

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REVIEW: Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

This 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy, sequel to 2017s ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ and third in the franchise, is directed by Jake Kasdan. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman and…

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AFI FEST REVIEW: Atlantics (2019)

French-Senegalese actor and director Mati Diop made her short-film directorial debut in 2009 with Atlantiques, a documentary about Senegal (where her father was born) and the desperate people there who make treacherous boat-crossings in the hope of a better life. She has since made four…

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REVIEW: Harriet (2019)

It is a tale that seems to come up again and again. A woman director (even more so if they aren’t white) makes a critically acclaimed film or popular genre film and then years/decades pass before they get to make another major motion picture. It…

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REVIEW: The Witcher (Season One)

Andrzej Sapkowski’s thrilling tales of the famed Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, have captured so many imaginations through such varied methods of storytelling, first the novels, a Polish film plus television series, the trio of video games and now a Netflix series. Set in an unnamed…

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REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1: Episode 9

See How They Fly The Millennium Clock is counting down, Doctor Manhattan’s been kidnapped and a new villain gets unveiled. There’s so much for Watchmen to wrap up in the space of a single episode that the prospect of watching the end to this sprawling…

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REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1: Episode 8

A God Walks into Abar For fans desperate to see more hard ties to the Watchmen characters they know and love – episode eight is the one for you. After the truly shocking twist about Doctor Manhattan’s identity, audiences got to know what life’s been…

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REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1: Episode 7

An Almost Religious Awe After last week’s astonishing episode revealed more about Will Reeves and his transformation into Hooded Justice – the seventh episode proves once again that Watchmen can expertly flesh out the timeline and the ramifications of the original book with satisfying ease….

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REVIEW: Titans – Season 2: Episode 12 – Faux Hawk

Dick Grayson has escaped prison and left a message for Kori and Rachel who went off to rescue him, only to find that he was able to escape on his own. Meanwhile, we find out that Hank has been participating in underground fights and reigns…

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REVIEW: Titans – Season 2: Episode 11 – E.L._.O.

Dick Grayson remains behind bars, and an old friend inside his head in the form of Bruce Wayne, pays him a visit again to torment him this time it seems. Dawn is currently on her way to find a new life after breaking up with…

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TV REVIEW: The Crown Season 3 (2019)

After the popular and critical acclaim of the multi-Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning first two seasons of The Crown, the long-awaited Season 3 has a lot to live up to. With an aged-up complete change of cast, it was always going to take a…

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REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1: Episode 5

Little Fear of Lightning For fans both familiar with the comics and those who aren’t, the mystery behind the bizarre squid-falls is finally shown to the audience in all its’ horrifically tentacled glory. What starts as a crowd-pleasing history lesson turns into a humiliating origin…

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