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Film Review – Assassin’s Creed

December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard reunite with their Macbeth director Justin Kurzel for this adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video-game series Assassin’s Creed. Fassbender (who also produces) plays Callum Lynch, an original character created for...

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Film Review – The Edge of Seventeen

December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the release of her debut film The Edge of Seventeen writer and director Kelly Fremon Craig joins Andrea Arnold (Fisk Tank) and Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) in the exclusive, entirely...

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Film Review – Passengers

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, The Imitation Game), Passengers is a romantic science fiction disaster adventure film starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. As you might have guessed from the previous sentence, Passengers...

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Film Review – Moana

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest magical animation from Disney studios is a suitably progressive affair which utilises computer generated 3-D imagery to stunning effect and boasts a powerful central female protagonist. Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is a...

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Film Review – A United Kingdom

December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Another compelling period drama from Belle (2013) director Amma Asante, A United Kingdom stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, a real life couple whose 1948 marriage...

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Film Review – Red Dog: True Blue

December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the phenomenal Australian box office success of Red Dog (2011), a sequel seemed somewhat inevitable. Not that the filmmakers rushed to cash in on the success of the first film. Instead the same team...

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Film Review – La La Land

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Viewers who saw Damien Chazelle’s relentless, brutal and intermittently brilliant Whiplash back in 2014 may find themselves surprised at the writer and director’s latest film. Shot in the whimsical, highly saturated visual style of Jacques...

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Film Review – Why Him?

December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the disappointing couplet of Bad Santa 2 and Office Christmas Party, the prospect of another yuletide Hollywood flick was about as desirable as working a shift on Christmas Eve with Ebeneezer Scrooge. Fortunately what...

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Film Review – Rogue One

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rogue One is the first stand-alone instalment in the Star Wars Anthology series. Directed by British filmmaker Gareth Edwards (best known for successfully rebooting the Godzilla franchise back in 2014), the film stars Felicity Jones...

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Film Review – Paterson

December 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest offering from revered U.S indie director Jim Jarmusch (Down By Law, The Limits of Control) is a languid, beautifully shot film which utilises his signature visual style and boasts a fine, perfectly restrained...

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Film Review – Office Christmas Party

December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some of America’s top comedy talent attempt to bring the festive cheer in this fleetingly funny but mostly banal yuletide yarn. It’s a suitably rude and raucous affair, with jokes and outrageous visual gags coming...

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Film Review – Allied

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ghost of Casablanca haunts the screen in this assured, handsome World War 2 drama from veteran director Robert Zemeckis (Flight, The Walk) and prolific screenwriter Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Burnt). The powerhouse pairing of...

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Film Review – The Legend of Ben Hall

December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Written, produced and directed by Matthew Holmes (Twin Rivers), The Legend of Ben Hall is a brutally boring historical drama about 19th century Australian bushranger Ben Hall. Hall is a genuinely fascinating folkloric figure and...

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