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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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Film Review – Bad Santa 2

December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season so the say. The most wonderful time of the year, when peace, joy and goodwill to all prevail. If you’re the type of person who likes to get into the festive spirit...

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Film Review – Your Name

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most of us are guilty of being dismissive of a certain type or genre of movie. Some people refuse to see romantic comedies and end up missing out on gems like Leslye Headland’s Sleeping With...

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Film Review – War on Everyone

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2011 John Michael McDonagh made his feature film debut with The Guard, a sublimely subversive black buddy cop comedy set in western Ireland. The Irish director’s latest film belongs to the same hybrid genre...

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Film Review – I, Daniel Blake

November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

At 80 years old, seminal British director Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) is showing no signs of mellowing. His films have always been politically charged and motivated by social injustice. With I,...

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Film Review – The Founder

November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side), The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, a 52-year-old, struggling milkshake machine salesman who is initially presented as a heroic underdog before gradually...

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Film Review – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Much of the promotion and early critical response to Ang Lee’s unconventional new war drama has focused on the director’s decision to shoot the film in 3D at 4K HD resolution using the unprecedentedly high...

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The first of five instalments in a new spin-off of the incredibly popular Harry Potter film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a flawed but engaging piece of Jazz Age fantasy spectacle....

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Film Review – Morgan

November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following in the footsteps of dad Ridley and uncle Tony, Luke Scott is the latest member of this revered cinematic family to take a shot at the director’s chair. His debut feature Morgan is a...

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Film Review – Nocturnal Animals

November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

This visually arresting but somewhat vacuous drama from Tom Ford (A Single Man), has an abundance of intriguing elements but never quite gels in a coherent manner. With it’s playful approach to style and genre,...

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Film Review – Arrival

November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the Québécois filmmaker best known for crime thrillers like Sicario (2015) and Prisoners (2013), Arrival is a delicate and deeply moving example of successful cinematic science-fiction. Adapted from Ted Chiang’s award...

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Film Review – American Honey

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The kids are on the road to nowhere in Andrea Arnold’s (Red Road, Fish Tank) mesmeric mediation on youth culture in the American heartland. It’s a film of neat contradictions; an insightful probe into the...

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Film Review – The Age of Shadows

November 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Directed by Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil, A Bittersweet Life), The Age of Shadows is a stylish, occasionally brutal espionage thriller set in late 1920s Seoul during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Song Kang-ho...

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