Film Reviews, LFF 2019

REVIEW: Vivarium (London Film Festival 2019)

From the moment that Vivarium’s opening bright red credits flash onto the screen à la Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, you know you’re in for a wild, unpredictable ride. When young couple Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) arrive at an estate agency looking to…

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REVIEW: Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Movies are magical in more ways than one; they create fantastical worlds that only exist in the mind, and have brought to life some of the most beloved fictional characters in the world. ‘Now You See Me 2’is a movie about magic, but sadly it…

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REVIEW: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes & Nick Deal We both love Batman more than any other fictional character, and whilst we’re ambivalent towards Superman, our excitement levels surrounding ‘Batman vs Superman’ had been uncontrollable for months. With Jakob on a self-imposed trailer ban, it was…

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REVIEW: The Social Network (2010)

I had avoided watching ‘The Social Network’ since its release in 2010, mainly due to the fact that being subjected to Jesse Eisenberg’s smug, condescending presence, more often than not, is painful. It wasn’t until, when listening to the guys at InSession Film discussing the best movies…

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REVIEW: American Ultra (2015)

Written by Dalton Brown Opinions were split, but I did not care. I was really excited to see ‘American Ultra’ because I really like Jesse Eisenberg and his catalogue of work. I also like the chemistry he and Kristen Stewart have. They were decent in ‘Adventureland’ and…

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REVIEW: Now You See Me (2013)

Magicians turned criminals, really? Magicians and film is such a hit and miss combination anyway. Some TV magicians are undisputedly amazing, and Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Prestige’ was a fantastic film. The key to the success of that particular magical movie was that the magic didn’t…

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REVIEW: Adventureland (2009)

From the director of the legendary ‘Superbad’ comes another odd little comedy-of-sorts, albeit a much more obscure and delicate film. Gregg Mottola takes us back to the 1980s, 1987 to be precise and economic crisis is in the air. The materialistic, patriarchal society of America…