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Mary Poppins Returns – Review

While not technically part of the trend for live-action Disney remakes, Mary Poppins Returns has a symmetry with the 1964 film that is hard to miss. There’s Americans playing cockneys, children stepping into...
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Sherlock Gnomes – Review

INT. OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM – DAY Two executives pace in a large conference room. Following Gnomeo and Juliet’s surprise success, the studio begin to plan for a sequel… EXECUTIVE 1: Gnomeo and...
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A Quiet Place – Review

A Quiet Place is, believe it or not, a quiet movie (not for fans of bringing loud movie snacks to the cinema). Following a family surviving in a world overrun with monsters with highly sensitive hearing –...
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Sicario – Review

Early in Sicario, a shady government operative compares finding a cartel boss to “discovering a vaccine.” It’s a throwaway line, but it resonates in Roger Deakins’ breathtaking (and surely Oscar...

Into the Woods – Review

With its loudly trumpeted message of "be careful what you wish for", Rob Marshall’s stagey version of Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale mash-up musical is toe-tapping good fun. Not aided by the two-part...