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Blinded by the Light – Review

Blinded by the Light presents a rich opportunity: acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha returns to cinemas with another tale of culture clash in the UK, this time touching on Thatcherism, racism, terrible New...
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The Lion King – Review

This is, simply, not a "live-action" remake of The Lion King – and that’s its saving grace. The photorealistic visuals are spectacular as Disney continues to set the agenda for what is possible in...
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Aladdin – Review

Shining, shimmering... but not so splendid. Aladdin’s first 30 minutes almost condemn it as the worst Disney live action remake (and there’s plenty of competition!). Terrible pace and a garbled storyline...
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All Is True – Review

If anyone had any doubt still that Kenneth Branagh loved Shakespeare, All Is True thoroughly dismisses it. An obvious passion project, it’s a joy to behold Branagh’s affection for Shakespeare – both man...
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The Lego Movie 2 – Review

... Is everything still awesome? The team behind The LEGO Movie 2 is well ahead of us on that joke, and many others too. This film is even more self-aware than its predecessor, referencing everything from...
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Colette – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2018. If you’re not a fan of historical costume dramas, this won’t be the film to convert you – but don’t...
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Colette – LFF 2018 Review

If you’re not a fan of historical costume dramas, this won’t be the film to convert you – but don’t dismiss it just yet: Colette has the fascinating eponymous French novelist as its subject, a woman...
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The Boy Downstairs – Review

The Boy Downstairs, although it may most comfortably sit within the rom-com genre, avoids the common tropes and clichés of many of the poorer (and multitudinous) romantic comedies. Diana (a quirky Zosia...
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The Breadwinner – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 15/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. Although ostensibly a children’s animation, just as its source material was a children’s novel, The Breadwinner confronts...
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Funny Cow – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 17/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Funny Cow is literally Maxine Peake’s show, as she narrates her tough life – and the film – from a later point of success...
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Journeyman – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 18/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Journeyman is a film waiting ringside to deliver a heavy, gut-wrenching blow; it’s not a sucker punch – you know it’s...
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Battle of the Sexes – Review

This was previously reviewed on 07/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Many have heard of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, marketed as ‘The Battle of the Sexes’, but...