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Midnight Special – A sci-fi road movie

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Two men, a little boy, a car and the night are the main elements Midnight Special starts its journey with. It opens with a few road movie clichés: a car, the road and its passengers escaping or heading somewhere. However, Midnight Special, as its title indicates, is special, and the … Read More

Review: The Jungle Book – A treat for all senses

2 years ago / 143 comments

Everyone is familiar with the 1967 animation, so this new version of The Jungle Book had a lot to live up to. Those who were concerned need not have worried, though, because this film definitely delivers, in a big way. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, it gives new life to … Read More

Eddie the Eagle: A loveable underdog story that will make you embrace cliché

2 years ago / 16 comments

They say that Britain loves an underdog. This couldn’t be truer of Eddie the Eagle – both the film and the man it’s based on. The real life Eddie shot to fame after placing last in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Ski jumping event. As the only British competitor and … Read More

Review: Eye In The Sky – Vital viewing for today's world

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Eye in the Sky, which arrived in cinemas earlier this month, is a profound and chilling piece of cinema directed by Gavin Hood, concerning the all too familiar struggles of decision-making – both politically and militarily – on the current geopolitical landscape, as well as the controversial matter of drone strikes. With … Read More

Review: Zootropolis – Social commentary disguised as family-friendly animation

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With controversy around intolerance surrounding many aspects of life at the moment, this film couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Reports of minorities being treated poorly in many different industries (not least of all, Hollywood) and seemingly constant fear and rejection of people of foreign descent or appearance, Zootropolis … Read More

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – A messy disappointment

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Batman and Superman in the same movie – entering the cinema, audiences will be hoping for the best superhero film they’ve ever seen. They will be disappointed. This isn’t just the story of Bruce Wayne trying to get revenge on Superman for the destruction of Metropolis during 2013’s Man of … Read More

Review: Grimsby – The sad decline of a once great comedian

3 years ago / 0 comments

Grimsby is the fifth full feature film written by Sacha Baron Cohen, and the audience will find that his ridiculous style of comedy is beginning to tire. It is about a spy, played by Mark Strong, who is found by his brother, Nobby (Cohen himself), after they became separated as young children. … Read More

Zoolander 2: Fails to be more than really, really, ridiculously, good-looking

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fifteen years after the release of the original film in 2001, Derek Zoolander is back, and Ben Stiller follows the formula that made the first Zoolander a critical success. However, in trying too hard to outdo its predecessor, Stiller’s formula doesn’t quite work the second time around. Zoolander 2 is taken … Read More

Janis: Little Girl Blue – A worthy climax to a year of bio-docs

3 years ago / 0 comments

We’ve had a year filled with monumental bio-docs on some of the most legendary singers including: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck; What Happened, Miss Simone; and the Academy Award Winning Amy. Now this great year for music bio-docs seems to have climaxed with the long anticipated documentary tribute to Janis Joplin; Janis: … Read More

The Oscars: Editor’s Predictions

3 years ago / 0 comments

It‘s that time again: Oscars season. The season where all the best films of the year are pitted against one another in the awards ceremony to end all awards ceremonies, a gathering set to celebrate the crème de la crème of the film industry and their achievments over the past … Read More