Abracadabara

Abracadabara – LFF 2017 Review

Pablo Berger’s latest is the playful madcap comedy Abracadabra. The director doesn’t stay still for long at all. His previous features include the 2012 hit black-and-white silent film Blancanieves which...
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Grain – LFF 2017 Review

Navigating the "Dare" strand of the London Film Festival can bring the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Often there is absolutely no way of telling what lies ahead; it is as thrilling as it is...
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A Ciambra – LFF 2017 Review

Nominated as Italy’s Oscar contender, Jonas Carpignano’s Scorsese-backed follow-up to his acclaimed Mediterrenea is a must-see. Set in the Calabrian coastal town of Gioia Tauro, A Ciambra turns its...
Stratton

Stratton – Review

In the world of Kingsman, Bourne, Bond and even Spooks: The Greater Good, Stratton is unlikely to stand out. More than unlikely, it’s downright certain that this is a franchise that will be sleeping with the...
Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

Fifty Shades Darker is a movie critics will love to hate, and yet the film will inevitably entice viewers in their intrigued millions. Both perspectives are understandable. "Escapism" is the epitomising...

The Silent Storm – Review

McFarlane’s feature debut overflows with expansive and explosive emotions. An intense picture that does not coddle, The Silent Storm embraces its atmospheric identity, fervent soundtrack and otherworldly...
The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book – Review

From the dulcet introductory Disney theme and the first hypnotic strains of the nostalgic score, it is evident that The Jungle Book’s audience is in safe hands. This film is an exercise in judgement and...
El Club

El Club – Review

El Club traverses its traumatic themes with lyricism, dark humour and jolting explicitness shaped by a cleverly written and constructed screenplay. It maintains a remarkable atmosphere, instilled by evocative...