Film Reviews

REVIEW: Leon: The Professional (1994)

I rarely like mobster movies because they’re usually filled with over-the-top personalities that, in the real world, would have gotten them shot and buried in the first 30 minutes of the movie (see ‘John Wick’). With ‘Leon’, you get a slightly more realistic setting and slightly…

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REVIEW: True Romance (1993)

There’s one name synonymous with magnificent writing in films: Quentin Tarantino. That’s a fact, jack. Naturally, when I found out he wrote the 1993 dark comedy-thriller, ‘True Romance’, it was a no-brainer putting on my watchlist. Directed by Tony Scott, after Tarantino sold the somewhat autobiographical…

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REVIEW: Hannibal (2001)

After the success of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’, it was inevitable that a sequel would follow and continue the story of Hollywood’s most famous cannibal, although I’m rather surprised it took them ten years to cook this one up. But would it be worth the…

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Watch This Space: April 20 – 26

Welcome to our newest feature – WatchThisSpace – where we give you recommendations of films to watch in the cinema, on the television and those brilliant films hiding at the back of your DVD collection. IN THE CINEMA The standout release this week in the UK is…

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REVIEW: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

When it comes to sequels, I’m usually out. Trilogies, maybe if they’re based on a good series of books or graphic novels, you might keep my attention, but traditionally the second attempt at a second-rate idea misses the mark with me. On ‘Dawn Of The…

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REVIEW: Lawless (2012)

When I watch a film and see the message “based on true events”, my whole viewing experience thereafter is affected by the knowledge that I’m watching a ‘true story’. This varies depending on the genre, for instance, if I were to watch a horror film…