Film & TV Reviews

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Film Review – Leave No Trace

Director: Debra Granik Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster and Jeffery Rifflard Release Date: 29 Jun Leave No Trace is a beautiful film. As breathtaking as the isolated locations used are, what is more impressive is the powerful, emotive…

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Gringo – Film Review

Director: Nash Edgerton Starring: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton and Sharlto Copley Release Date: Out Now A long time stunt double, often standing in for his brother Joel, one would assume Nash Edgerton knows action. The action…

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The Lodgers – Film Review

Director: Brian O’ Malley Starring: Charlotte Vega, David Bradley, Eugene Simon and Bill Milner Release Date: 9 Mar As the camera pans across overcast skies and dead autumn leaves in the opening minutes of The Lodgers, it makes…

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The Mercy – Film Review

Director: James Marsh Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and David Thewlis Release Date: 9 Feb The movies are often quoted as being ‘inspirational’ to audiences; a world of escapism in an often crushingly practical society. The sports drama…

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Film Review

Director: Dan Gilroy Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo Release Date: 2 Feb Dan Gilroy likes Los Angeles. The director/screenwriter of 2014’s Nightcrawler, which dealt with the seedy nightlife of an L.A.-based journalist, Gilroy has returned…

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Downsizing – Film Review

Director: Alexander Payne Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau Release Date: Out Now There’s no doubting that Alexander Payne is one of the best adapted screenplay writers of this day and age. He has clocked up a…

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The Man Who Invented Christmas – Film Review

Director: Bharat Nalluri Starring: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce and Justin Edwards Release Date: 1 Dec You’ve most likely read the book before, or at least seen the film adaptations, particularly one filled with Muppets. But have…

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The Death of Stalin – Film Review

Directed by: Armando Iannucci Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Paddy Considine, Adrian McLoughlan, Andrea Riseborough and Rupert Friend Release Date: Out Now As far as comedic subject matter goes, it’s harder…

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The Ritual – Film Review

Director: David Bruckner Starring: Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier and Arsher Ali Release Date: Out Now It’s Friday the 13th on the calendar again, a date that simply cannot pass without the movie industry capitalising on its connotations. Cue…