The Carer – Review

Sir Michael Gifford is not a pleasant man. An aging actor quick to quote Shakespeare and shaken by his failing health, he is nonetheless a cantankerous, foul-mouthed, pompous ass – Brian Cox is perfect as...
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Now You See Me 2 – Review

Now You See Me 2’s pledge is simple: to be Now You See Me all over again. It’s no mistake or misdirection - this is the same trick they did last time. That doesn’t spoil all of the fun though - the...
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The Boss – Review

The Boss is at best a continuation of Get Hard, that ill-though-through Will Ferrell (who incidentally produces The Boss) “comedy" of yesteryear, in which our cretinous central character is jailed despite...
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Holding The Man – Review

Stick with Holding The Man; what starts as an awkward school-day skit (Corr and Stott are as convincing teenagers as Hill and Tatum are in Jump Street) becomes a touching story with superb lead and supporting...
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A Hologram For The King – Review

Hanks’ Alan is a fish so far out of water that he’s stuck in the middle of the desert, and that’s about as subtle as the metaphors get. This is Tykwer's post-Cloud Atlas fever dream, a messy and...
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Sing Street – Review

Sing Street is a touching and toe-tapping delight from start to finish. Like an Irish, musical Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Sing Street transposes the universal themes of youth and growth through pop...
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Our Kind Of Traitor – Review

As couples therapy goes, tinkering with international espionage is an unconventional gambit. That is, however, the basic premise here. Flimsy foundation aside, Our Kind of Traitor ranks respectably within the...
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Florence Foster Jenkins – Review

Streep is typically spectacular as the caterwauling clubwoman, giving a performance which treads the fine line between delicate and deluded with grace. Hell, she’s even a magnificent bad-singer. It’s a...
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Golden Years – Review

Golden Years is as grey as it gets. With plodding pace, decrepit cliché and a senile sense of storytelling, that this ever made it beyond ITV3’s film choice for a Tuesday morning is mind-boggling. The...
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Captain America: Civil War – Review

Civil War assembles the Avengers for an all-out all-star battle. With newcomers Black Panther and Spider-Man offering show-stealing highlights, appetites are left whetted for the future, rather than teased...
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Eye In The Sky – Review

In capturing the inanity and immediacy of drone warfare, with its focus tipped toward political procrastination rather than military manoeuvres, Eye In The Sky is an effective entry into a timely...