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Hampstead – Review

As the opening titles begin, a lone kite floats whimsically over Hampstead Heath… and realisation dawns: this already seems rather Mary Poppins. By those titles’ end – all Hampstead Village in dappled...
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Trespass Against Us – Review

Trespass Against Us is a global tale told on a local scale in the ruralness of Gloucestershire. With shades of The Godfather, it's a study in the complex bonds of masculinity and patriarchy as Chad...
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Assassin’s Creed – Review

For an adaptation such as this, the stonefaced take is bold and offers the film respectability and weight. Heavily influenced by his own last outing, Macbeth, Justin Kurzel sticks to his strengths as a...
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In the Heart of the Sea – Review

Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea is nothing that we haven’t seen before, least of all from the man himself – moral characters, personality clashes, a dramatic score and attempts to survive the...

Song of the Sea – Review

Following 2010’s mystical Oscar nominee The Secret of Kells, budding animation master Tomm Moore returns to tackle Celtic folklore in Song of the Sea. In this he produces a wonderful film, haunted by...

Stonehearst Asylum – Review

This is not a horror film. To say more would spoil the surprise(s). Instead, know that Stonehearst Asylum is frequently fantastic, utterly assured, and fully committed to pulling one genre switcheroo after...

Calvary – Review

A darkness hangs over Calvary; as bleak and angry as a pregnant thundercloud. Those hoping for a thematic sequel to The Guard will quickly discover that they won’t find it here. Calvary isn’t perfect; the...