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Akron – BFI Flare 2016 Review

Brian O’Donnell’s Akron tells a tale of intergenerational guilt in the face of newfound love. Though both well-written and well-performed, sporadic levels of quality in all aspects runs rampant, bringing...

The Green Inferno – Review

Making his directorial debut with Cabin Fever in 2002, with a further array of torture porn quickly on the way through Hostels one and two, actor/producer/director Eli Roth freely continues his gore-laden...
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Just Jim – Review

With Craig Robert’s first turn as a director out of the way, it’s easy to see why “wunderkind” comes up so much. Just Jim marks a new and crucial development in Roberts' thematic repertoire, showing...
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The Visit – Review

While The Visit doesn't completely see a return to form for Shyamalan, it's certainly a welcome step in the right direction. The Visit cleverly hybridises generic and formal expectations, relying on the...
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Pixels – Review

Pixels is probably fine if you have nothing better to do. Narrative inconsistencies and total changes within the film’s own logic seem to come out of nowhere every few minutes – though I guess none of...

Fantastic Four – Review

Fantastic Four holds restraint, care and pride in the hands of its new-found origin story, but that seems to be all it cares about. As the story develops, real effort and exposition runs its course,...

Inside Out – Review

Little needs to be said about Inside Out; it’s more of the same from Pixar, and the same is very good. Pixar’s noted ability for creative reasoning and progressive maturity finds itself this time telling...

Results – Review

Director Andrew Bujalski gets away from the pointless, meandering angst of his usual 20-something subjects, and moves right on with Results to those 40-somethings that kind of have it figured out, but not...

Wild Tales – Review

“The undeniable pleasure of losing control.” Damián Szifron’s brief description of the underlying ethos behind Wild Tales’ irrefutable catharsis perfectly demonstrates the mellifluous nature of his...

Big Hero 6 – Review

Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, Big Hero 6 sees a full continuation of Disney’s recent charm offensive, which shows little chance of stopping. Loosely based on a Marvel comic of the same name, Big...

Taken 3 – Review

Olivier Megaton’s second and final contribution to the Taken franchise offers reinvention through self-destruction, but does little with it once risen from the ashes. Taking little from either side of its...