Film Reviews

REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen (2019)

This 2019 American action thriller film is directed by Ric Roman Waugh as the third instalment in the ‘Fallen’ series, following ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (2013) and ‘London Has Fallen’ (2016). It stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Danny Huston, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Piper Perabo,…

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REVIEW: Gone Baby Gone (2015)

After recently watching Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ and enjoying it immensely, I thought I would go back in time and watch his feature-length directorial debut, ‘Gone Baby Gone’. With an all-star cast (including Affleck’s kid brother, Casey) and an intriguing plot that promised to be right up…

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REVIEW: Se7en (1995)

Written by Chris Winterbottom I was first introduced to David Fincher’s ‘Se7en’ when I was about 14. To me, even at that age, I thought the film looked like an over the top horror film, with little to offer in terms of originality. The opening…

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REVIEW: The LEGO Movie (2014)

Forget what you think you know about Lego. Those age guidelines on the boxes are exactly that, a “guideline”, as Will Ferrell points out towards the end of this film. I knew that with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller sharing the director’s chair once again,…

Watch This Space

Watch This Space: August 3 – 9

Welcome to your weekly go-to-guide – 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 A decade has passed since the debacle of the original…

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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: Lucy (2014)

Imagine if human beings could utilise their brain to its full potential. It’s an interesting concept, one which we’ve seen before – in 2011 with ‘Limitless’ – and one which has been revisited rather prematurely with ‘Lucy’. It is particularly odd that the idea has…

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REVIEW: RED (2010)

WRITTEN BY ANDREW GARRISON When I first heard about ‘RED’, I was unsure if I would like it. Sure, Bruce Willis was responsible for the legendary ‘Die Hard’, but that’s the problem with legends – they’re in the past. Willis has been very hit and…