Tag : film

Review: A Bigger Splash – An aura of things unsaid

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Luca Guadagnino’s new film A Bigger Splash stars Tilda Swinton as Marianne, a rock star recovering from throat surgery. She has retreated, along with her boyfriend Paul (Mattias Schoenaerts), to a Mediterranean island near Tunisia. They reside there in complete peace, isolated from the world, communicating in gestures, necessitated by … Read More

Review: Goosebumps – Scarily enjoyable

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Remember the one about the abominable snowman of Pasadena? If you do, you’re in for a treat when Jack Black, playing a gloriously pantomime horror version of real-life Goosebumps series writer R.L Stine, brings almost every favourite literary monster to life for the screen. For the uninitiated, Goosebumps is a … Read More

Review: Spotlight – A worthy tale, delicately told

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Spotlight is the kind of movie that you discuss, dissect and debate on the walk home from a packed cinema on a chilly Sunday night; directed by Tom McCarthy, it is designed to make the audience feel uncomfortable. And rightly so. This movie tells the true story of the Boston … Read More

Review: Taxi Tehran – Self-expression conquers all

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Taxi Tehran is the third clandestine film directed and written by acclaimed Iranian director, Jafar Pahani since a twenty-year ban on filmmaking was imposed on him in 2010. After being charged with spreading anti-government propaganda, Pahani was placed under house arrest and brilliantly managed to smuggle This is Not a Film … Read More

Review: The Big Short – A light-hearted lesson

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The Big Short is the newest offering from director Adam McKay, containing an all-star cast featuring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. It follows the stories of separate characters who managed to predict the credit and housing crisis of the mid-2000s, then used this information to attempt … Read More

Debate: Should Eddie Redmayne Have Played The Danish Girl?

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FOR Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you would have heard about Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s casting as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Born Einar Wegener, Lili was the first recorded person to have male to female sex reassignment surgery so she could … Read More

Review: Chemsex – Hard-hitting, honest and raw

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One of the most brutal and hard-hitting documentaries of this year, William Fairman and Matt Gogarty present an emotionally compelling film about the lives of those affected by chemsex. Chemsex is a term used to refer to the use of drugs in a sexual context, often indulging in methadone, GHB … Read More

Review: Room – Hard not to fall in love with

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Director Lenny Abrahamson’s Room is an astonishing feat of cinema. What could be a deeply unsettling story instead manages to rise up above its sombre start to become a life-affirming, joyous film. Based on the bestselling book, it has been beautifully adapted with a delicately written screenplay by the original … Read More

Review: Rams – A tale of two brothers

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Rams is set in the remote landscape of northern Iceland where the livelihoods of two estranged brothers, Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson), are threatened when their sheep must be culled due to an outbreak of an incurable and deadly virus (scrapie). The brothers must unite to save what … Read More

Review: Dirty Grandpa – Actually quite good

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Dan Mazer’s Dirty Grandpa puts a hilarious spin on the classic, sleazy Spring Break film. Sun, booze, a topless Zac Efron, and one dirty Grandpa make this an intensely funny and harmlessly predictable comedy. The storyline itself is one we’ve all heard before. Jack Kelly (Zac Efron) has followed his father’s … Read More