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Ordinary Love – LFF 2019 Review

Few films commit to their titles like Ordinary Love. This is a movie of calm, contemplative realism that never falsely raises its stakes as it studies the effect of a cancer diagnosis on a retired couple in...
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Cold Pursuit – Review

It’s an odd feeling to have a potentially career-ending story about Liam Neeson hit the headlines hours before seeing his latest film. It’s even stranger to digest when that film is a darkly comic and,...
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Widows – Review

As one of the most rigorous and unflinching auteurs to emerge in the last decade, it would have been hard to guess that Steve McQueen’s fourth feature, Widows – his first since his Oscar-winning 12 Years...
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Widows – LFF 2018 Review

As one of the most rigorous and unflinching auteurs to emerge in the last decade, it would have been hard to guess that Steve McQueen’s fourth feature, Widows – his first since his Oscar-winning 12 Years...
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The Commuter – Review

Of all the thriller directors that Liam Neeson has worked with in his latter day reinvention as an action movie star, Jaume Collet-Serra probably knows best how to tap into Neeson’s presence. In The...
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Team Talk: Silence

It's a new year, and eight days in we're already questioning whether God exists. Martin Scorsese's Silence came out on New Year's Day in the UK and it's rather divided audiences. Critics on our shores have...
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A Monster Calls – LFF 2016 Review

Punchy, profound and deeply enchanting, A Monster Calls is a home run for all involved - particularly a stacked cast who all give moving performances tied to a tricky subject, and a director who balances...
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Silence – Review

The sound of Silence is astonishing. Insects, waves, weather, chanting, groaning and, yes, prolonged silence - these elements combine into a sensory experience at once rich and austere. The clash of languages...

Run All Night – Review

There's nothing about Run All Night that you haven't seen before in a dozen other Liam Neeson movies, though this one's assured execution makes it an entertaining watch at least. While Neeson could (and...