Film & TV Reviews

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The Dark Tower – Film Review

Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor Release Date: 18 Aug It is almost impressive that director Nikolaj Arcel can use seven books worth of source material to create an hour and a half…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Film Review

Director: Jon Watts Starring:  Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon and Michael Keaton Release Date: Jul 5 When Marvel announced that Spider-Man would be joining the MCU, you could be forgiven for wondering…

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Baby Driver – Film Review

Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Eiza González and Jamie Foxx Release Date: 28 June About five years ago, someone with far too much time on their hands re-cut the trailer for…

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Norman – Film Review

Director: Joseph Cedar Starring: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi and Michael Sheen Release Date: Out Now As the opening credits roll for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, one witnesses companies, such as…

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Cardboard Gangsters – Film Review

Director: Mark O’ Connor Starring: John Connors, Kierston Wareing and Paul Alwright Release Date: 16 Jun The continual poverty-fetishisation in Irish gangster films is something that bears discussion. For too long now have the working class suffered a…

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The Journey – Film Review

Director: Nick Hamm Starring: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore and John Hurt Release Date: 5 May The Journey begins in 2006, as the St Andrews Agreement is being negotiated between British/Irish governments and Northern Ireland’s political parties…

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The Promise – Film Review

Director: Terry George Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale Release Date: Out Now With a seemingly endless procession of Holocaust related films in the Hollywood archive, it’s a little astonishing that The Promise marks the first…

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A Dog’s Purpose – Film Review

Director:  Lasse Hallström Starring:  Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa and Josh Gad Release Date:  5 May  Based on the book of the same name, A Dogs Purpose is about a devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) that…

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Ghost in the Shell – Film Review

Director: Rupert Sanders Starring:  Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Chin Han and Michael Pitt Release Date: Out Now The remake of Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime classic feels as though it was sunk before it even…