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Goodbye Christopher Robin – Review

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a quintessential delight. Deftly handling both the debilitating impacts of conflicts unimaginable and the delightful insights of childish imagination, the tone is serious without...
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Mother! – Review

Both booed and applauded at the end of its first screening at Venice Film Festival, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is a raucous, vicious horror-thriller that also happens to be utter nonsense. It hangs together...
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American Made – Review

Barry Seal lived the kind of life that is destined to one day be made into a feature film. And on paper, there’s no actor more perfect for the role of Seal himself than Tom Cruise. Think about it: Seal was a...
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Brooklyn – LFF Review

Brooklyn is a beautiful film, in both presentation, with its lush cinematography, and delicate execution.  It’s an intimate tale of one girl’s struggle to find the life she wishes to lead – but told...

Ex Machina – Review

Alex Garland is in confident control from Ex Machina’s boldly brisk beginning to perfectly-pitched end. Carefully composed shots, swift cuts and succinct dialogue bestow the tumultuous pace and visual...

Unbroken – Review

A faultlessly modulated performance from O’Connell holds together a film of imbalanced fragments. Lifeless dramatisation of Zamperini’s childhood suffers in comparison to better realised scenes of his...

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...