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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…

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The Jungle Bunch – Film Review

Director: David Alaux Starring: Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo and Pascal Casanova Release Date: Out Now The Jungle Bunch rescue many people but sadly they cannot rescue their audience from their own film. Based on the characters from popular French animated series…

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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…