Drama, Film Reviews, VOD

REVIEW: Blackbird (2020)

Blackbird is entirely composed of contradictions and mixed emotions. Grief over the loss of a beloved matriarch, and relief that her pain is coming to an end. The helplessness of a devastating, degenerative disease, and the empowerment of having the choice of when to end…

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JUMPCUT All The Way: The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday starts with a montage and a monologue which encapsulates everything good about this film – it is scored to Hans Zimmer’s beautiful music (maybe Zimmer’s best score? Yes, I’m glad you agree) and has Kate Winslet’s Iris espousing on love and life in…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Wonder Wheel (2018)

“Men can’t be trusted”, says Kate Winslet, in one of her best performances in more than a decade. Under a different director, reading that wouldn’t be as uncomfortable, but only prolific writer-director Woody Allen could mistakenly emphasize such a line within these circumstances and still…

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REVIEW: Triple 9 (2016)

Given that I was one of the few people who wasn’t overly fussed for the release of ‘Deadpool’ (my ignorance was duly rectified), I had my sights firmly set on ‘Triple 9’ as the film to tide me over before the release of ‘Batman v Superman’. The trailer immediately caught…

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REVIEW: Steve Jobs (2015)

I really am a huge fan of Michael Fassbender, and I was very happy to see him land a huge role like this, which should have seen him storm the US and become a true Hollywood A-lister. It is a real shame then that ‘Steve…

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REVIEW: Movie 43 (2013)

WRITTEN BY CHRIS WINTERBOTTOM I did not know what to expect from this monstrosity. On paper it seemed an interesting idea, with a cast so huge (in terms of numbers and star quality), it was hard not to become even remotely intrigued by what this…