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Film Review – The Light Between Oceans

November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A good old fashioned tearjerker which harks back to a time where romance was forged via lingering eye contact and poetic love letters rather than Tinder dates and Instagram selfies. The film’s overbearing earnestness and...

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Film Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are lots of big-budget sequels produced in Hollywood, but it’s rare for one to feel as superfluous as Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The original Jack Reacher was a solid Tom Cruise vehicle, with...

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Film Review – Hacksaw Ridge

November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The cinematic resurrection of Mel Gibson is gathering momentum. After considerable time in the wilderness he returned to form in the acting department with gritty thriller Blood Father earlier this year.  Hacksaw Ridge sees him...

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Film Review – The Accountant

November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is something refreshingly original about The Accountant. This is not to say that the Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) directed action thriller represents some kind of major paradigm shift for the genre, but in a sea...

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Film Review – Hell Or High Water

October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the surface Hell Or High Water’s central story about two bank robbing brothers who blaze through Texas with the law in hot pursuit is nothing particularly original. British Director David McKenzie (Young Adam, Hallam Foe)...

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Film Review – Doctor Strange

October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fourteenth addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens with a sequence so complex, bizarre and extravagant that it can only be described as baroque blockbuster filmmaking. Narratively there is nothing particularly special about the...

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Film Review – The Neon Demon

October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest offering from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), is a stunning and provocative piece of work which cements the director’s reputation as one of the most challenging and controversial filmmakers in contemporary...

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Film Review – Elle

October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the opening moments of Paul Verhoeven’s latest film we hear a loud crash, followed by a piercing slap, harsh, masculine grunting and the sound of a woman shouting in terror and pain. As we...

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Film Review – Ouija: Origin of Evil

October 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anyone who endured the original Ouija (2014) would be right to approach this sequel with abject trepidation. The first film of this potential horror franchise from Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) was trite, ineffective trash...

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Film Review – Keeping Up With the Joneses

October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Keeping Up With the Joneses stars Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher as Jeff and Karen Gaffney, an ordinary suburban couple who become embroiled in an international arms dealing plot after discovering that their new neighbours...

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Film Review – Café Society

October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Café Society, like the stylish, champagne-soaked soirées its characters so often attend, is a frivolous bit of fun that is perfectly enjoyable in the moment and quickly forgotten. Directed by Woody Allen, the film is...

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Film Review – Masterminds

October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite having an abundance of comic talent at it’s disposal, the latest film from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) is a drab and uninspired heist comedy which offers sporadic laughs but little in the...

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Film Review – Boys In The Trees

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

This peculiar feature debut from fledgling Australian director Nicholas Verso shows some impressive visual flair but suffers badly in terms of character and story development. Stylistically and tonally it builds on Verso’s creepily effective short...

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