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This film feels kind of like what you'd expect from a collision between George Clooney and the Coen brothers: a comical noir thriller with a hefty dose of social commentary. Essentially two films mashed together,...

Movie Review posted on 13th December 2017

God's Own Country

God's Own Country

There's a reason why this is perhaps the best-reviewed British film of the year: it's a staggeringly skilful feature filmmaking debut for West Yorkshire born and bred Francis Lee. And while its premise may make...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

The Wilde Wedding

The Wilde Wedding

An A-list cast goes a long way to making this goofy ensemble comedy a lot of fun to watch. Even if it never quite deals with the bigger issues it raises, the sassy dialogue, twisty...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos reteams with his The Lobster star Colin Farrell for another offbeat thriller with surreal twists. While this film has a bit less of the supernatural weirdness, it's a far darker story,...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

The rather astonishing true story of the creation of the Wonder Woman character, this is certainly not your run-of-the-mill biopic. It's a sharply well-observed story of three intellectual people who choose to live a scandalously...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

Shot

Shot

This may be a gimmicky exploration of gun violence, which sometimes feels like a preachy public service advisory, but its story unfolds with raw power. The film's first half is told in real-time, and generates...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

Mudbound

Mudbound

Director-cowriter Dee Rees (Bessie) gives this 1940s drama such an epic scale that it might have played out better as a TV miniseries, with more time to flesh out the characters and complex situations. But...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

Good Time

Good Time

Robert Pattinson continues to distance himself from his teen heartthrob image with this scruffy B-movie. His loser character takes the audience on a deranged funhouse ride through corners of New York that are so lurid...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Based on a true story, this stylishly produced British drama centres around two superbly involving characters whose real-life journey doesn't fit neatly into the usual formula. So the film continually surprises us with little details...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2017

Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul

Essentially a sequel to the 1997 hit Mrs Brown, this film returns Judi Dench to play Queen Victoria in another relationship that shook up the royal household. It's such a perfect role for Dench that...

Movie Review posted on 11th December 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style entertainment. Director-star Kenneth Branagh lets the story unfold with attention to detail while filling the screen with eye-catching images, from...

Movie Review posted on 10th November 2017

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

The first Paddington movie in 2014 is already such a beloved classic that it's hard to believe that this sequel actually tops it. Writer-director Paul King and his cast are back with their whimsical approach,...

Movie Review posted on 10th November 2017

A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

Everyone's back from last year's undemanding adult comedy, plus some starry new cast members, for a holiday romp that once again provides a few solid laughs. Alas, it's also just as unambitious, never pushing its...

Movie Review posted on 10th November 2017

Brawl in Cell Block 99

Brawl in Cell Block 99

Filmmaker S. Craig Zahler brought a blast of offbeat creativity to the Western genre two years ago with his freak-out Bone Tomahawk. And he's back now to reinvent the prison movie with this highly stylised,...

Movie Review posted on 29th October 2017

Colin Farrell Embraced The Bleakness Of The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Colin Farrell Embraced The Bleakness Of The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

For the absurdist thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which won Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival, Colin Farrell reunites with The Lobster filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. Thinking back to how they first met, Farrell...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29th October 2017

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

Fans of the film In the Loop and the TV series Veep will definitely not want to miss this raucously hilarious political satire from the same creator, Armando Iannucci. This time he has gone back...

Movie Review posted on 28th October 2017

Julianne Moore Learned Sign Language For Wonderstruck

Julianne Moore Learned Sign Language For Wonderstruck

On Wonderstruck, Julianne Moore reunites for a fourth film with director Todd Haynes (see also Safe, Far From Heaven and I'm Not There). And for this one she gets to play two characters, a silent...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th October 2017

Michael Fassbender Braved The Cold For The Snowman

Michael Fassbender Braved The Cold For The Snowman

Although he prefers not to talk about it, reports have confirmed that Michael Fassbender married his girlfriend Alicia Vikander last weekend in Ibiza. Meanwhile, the actor's new film is in cinemas facing some rather mixed...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th October 2017

Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name

Set in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, this internationally flavoured drama is a gorgeously nostalgic coming-of-age story that gets deep under the skin. With a career-best performance from Armie Hammer, the film is...

Movie Review posted on 27th October 2017

Andrew Garfield Felt Privileged To Play A Disabled Character In Breathe

Andrew Garfield Felt Privileged To Play A Disabled Character In Breathe

In Andy Serkis' directing debut Breathe, Andrew Garfield plays Robin Cavendish, the real-life polio patient who devised a chair to give independence to others like him. Garfield says he was proud to take on the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th October 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet, this action epic benefits hugely from the decision to let wacky New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi loose with the characters. In many ways, this film has the same...

Movie Review posted on 26th October 2017

Kate Winslet Took Charge Of The Sex Scene In The Mountain Between Us

Kate Winslet Took Charge Of The Sex Scene In The Mountain Between Us

In the survival thriller The Mountain Between Us, Kate Winslet plays Alex, a gutsy photographer, opposite Idris Elba's play-it-safe doctor Ben, stranded after a plane crash and relying on each other to survive. For Winslet,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26th October 2017

Ryan Gosling And Harrison Ford Liked The Intimacy Of Blade Runner

Ryan Gosling And Harrison Ford Liked The Intimacy Of Blade Runner

It has been 35 years since Ridley Scott unleashed his classic sci-fi flick Blade Runner onto the world, and it clearly wasn't easy to lure Harrison Ford back to reprise his role as Deckerd in...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26th October 2017

Breathe

Breathe

While this biopic has the standard sumptuous production values of a British period drama, it's also a lot more complex than expected. For his directing debut, Andy Serkis recounts the life of a man who...

Movie Review posted on 26th October 2017

The Snowman

The Snowman

With a cast and crew packed with A-list talent, this film seems like it should be a first-rate thriller. But a deeply compromised screenplay lets it down badly, leaving the actors floundering as people who...

Movie Review posted on 26th October 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal Was Inspired To Dig Deep For His Role In Stronger

Jake Gyllenhaal Was Inspired To Dig Deep For His Role In Stronger

In the true drama Stronger, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and became a symbol of hope for the city as he recuperated. The actor says...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th October 2017

Emma Stone Became 'A Real Creep' While Making Battle Of The Sexes

Emma Stone Became 'A Real Creep' While Making Battle Of The Sexes

In the new drama Battle of the Sexes, recent Oscar winner Emma Stone plays tennis icon Billie Jean King, who famously challenged former champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) to a match in 1973. And the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th October 2017

Colin Firth Embraced His 'Sequel Period' For Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Colin Firth Embraced His 'Sequel Period' For Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Colin Firth thinks it's odd that he's suddenly making so many sequels, including Bridget Jones' Baby and the upcoming Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! And it's not a spoiler to say that his character...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th October 2017

Liam Neeson Thinks We Need A Mark Felt Today

Liam Neeson Thinks We Need A Mark Felt Today

In the film Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Liam Neeson stars as the title figure, the FBI agent who used the nickname "Deep Throat" as he leaked top secret information...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th October 2017

Ellen Page Embraced The Ambiguity Of Flatliners

Ellen Page Embraced The Ambiguity Of Flatliners

A remake of the 1990 thriller, Flatliners stars Ellen Page as a medical school student who gets her friends to participate in an experiment exploring what happens after death. Of course, things don't go as...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th October 2017

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