Tag : James Selway

The Curious Case of the World War Z Sequel

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Why, oh why is David Fincher slated for World War Z 2? I mean the obvious answer is money but let’s deep dive anyway. It’s one of the strangest pairings in a while. The first film, directed by Marc Forster, (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland), and starring Brad Pitt, split … Read More

Review: Their Finest – propaganda with heart?

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Their Finest, directed by Lone Scherfig, director of An Education and The Riot Club, is a lot better than one might expect upon first glance. It follows Gemma Arteton’s screenwriter Catrin as she’s hired to write the female dialogue for a film intended to rally the war spirits. One could … Read More

Breaking Bad: The Supercut – Can TV become film?

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Breaking Bad was unequivocally one of the most popular television series ever. It’s antepenultimate episode Ozymandias currently stands at a glowing 10/10 on IMDb, a feat not even the most popular movie on that website has managed to conquer. Brian Cranston’s meteoric rise to power and moral duplicity is well … Read More

Review: A Cure for Wellness

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After watching A Cure For Wellness, lot of people have picked up on how it pays tribute to a lot of early, low budget, high-camp b movies like Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor. There have been similar throwbacks to films of this genre in recent years with pieces like Martin Scorsese’s … Read More

Review: 20th Century Women – full of infectious warmth

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20th Century Women is an absolute joy. It is film with a genuine affection for its characters – it’s laugh out loud funny and heart-breaking. It’s pertinent to the time in which we live. I laughed, I cried, and I spent the whole film wearing a big, stupid smile because … Read More

Review: Jackie – a textured portrait

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Jackie is no ordinary biopic. It shares very little with stories like The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, or Lincoln. This film achieves what many of those do not; it paints a textured portrait of a real life character without constantly slipping into caricature. The filmmaker’s next film, Naruda, … Read More

Review: Assassin’s Creed – not as terrible as you think

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First things first, it’s not terrible. What a 19% Rotten Tomatoes rating should tell you about Assassin’s Creed is that 1/5 of critics thought it was a good movie, which on the surface doesn’t sound so good, but is still quite a lot of people. The 6.5 rating on IMDb is … Read More

Golden Globes 2017: The round up

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Oscar season finally kicks off in great fashion with maybe the most meaningless ceremony of them all! Meryl Streep inspired us all, Tom Hiddleston made an asshat of himself, and Spiderman kissed Deadpool, and all before half the nominated movies come out in England! To think! I’ve seen people talking about … Read More

6 films for the winter if you still don’t feel christmassy

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Christmas may be less than a week away, but sometimes that christmas spirit is hard to keep hold of, especially when you look out the window to never-ending drizzle rather than a flurry of snow. And let’s face it, any christmas spirit you do have is likely to be killed … Read More

LIFF30 Review: Train to Busan – a new addition to the zombie genre

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The film follows a man taking his very alienated daughter on the titular train to Busan to see her mother on her birthday just when there’s a breakout of zombies. That’s pretty much all the plot you need to know. The film is situated firmly in an litany of recent … Read More