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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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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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mother! – Film Review

Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer Release Date: 15 September mother! is a gauntlet, director Darren Aronofsky practically daring you to keep watching: “Oh, you think Jennifer Lawrence has suffered enough, do…

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Wind River – Film Review

Director: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene and Kelsey Asbille Release Date: 8 September Wind River is the first film both directed and penned by Taylor Sheridan, the Academy Award-nominated writer with two…

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Detroit – Film Review

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie Release Date: Out Now Very few directors create tension quite like Kathryn Bigelow. The Hurt Locker, for example, takes a…

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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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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…