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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

Review: Daddy's Home – A classic Will Ferrell comedy

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Daddy’s Home once again sees the comic union of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in their latest slapstick comedy. The general premise is a standoff between the try-hard step-dad, Ferrell, and the overtly macho, biological father, Wahlberg. Ferrell, after being left supposedly infertile after a dentist appointment gone wrong, has … Read More

Review: The Smuggler – A tense, comic thriller

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Not many films can boast such an intriguing plotline as Angus Sampson’s The Smuggler (named The Mule in Australia), in which the simple yet distressing notion of someone being unable to go to the toilet is transformed into a tense comic thriller that keeps both mind, and especially body, on … Read More

Review: Exposed – A Collection of Shallow Archetypes

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Declan Dale does not exist. Declan Dale is a pseudonym for the director who abandoned this film after Lionsgate Premiere edited what was meant to be a bilingual, surrealist drama (sounds promising so far) into a generic detective thriller (cue unenthused sigh). Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas lead the … Read More

Review: Creed – Comeback of the Year

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We enter the fray in Juvie, where a troubled youth by the name of Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is being held. He is picked up and taken in by Mary Anne Creed (Phylicia Rashad) who goes onto inform him of his true parenthood, something the title of the film … Read More

Review: The Hateful Eight – Not Tarantino's best

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The eighth film by Quentin Tarantino sees a group of strangers spend a couple of days in an inn in the snowy wilderness of 19th century Wyoming. There’s two bounty hunters, a bounty, a hangman, a civil war general, a sheriff, a Mexican and a gunslinger. What could go wrong? … Read More

Comment: is 2016 the year of women in film?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Towards the end of 2015 and in this first month of 2016, are we starting to see the long-awaited rise of female leadership? The seventh Star Wars film passed the Bechdel Test; the pretty basic standards a film has to meet in order to be classed as ‘feminist’. The film involved … Read More

Review: The Danish Girl – More than meets the eye

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On the surface Tom Hooper’s (Les Misérables, The Kings Speech) The Danish Girl is the typical winter-release Oscar fodder that’s expected to sweep the floor come awards season. However, there is more to this film than the controversy of Eddie Redmayne’s casting and the stunning costumes. Set in Denmark, Eddie … Read More

Comment: Tom Hardy's poorly-voiced characters are the evolution of acting

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Tom Hardy is a terrific physical actor. His characters look, act, move and behave as they should. His Mad Max, almost feral, scrabbles in the dirt and communicates through grunts and stares; in Locke, every hand movement, every facial tic, is key to understanding the character, vital for a film … Read More