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Hacksaw Ridge – Review

To Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge is a shot at redemption. For Garfield, it’s to be taken seriously again after the failure of the Amazing Spider-Man films. For Gibson, well, it’s a lot more...
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Paradise – Venice 2016 Review

Andrei Konchalovsky offers a cross-section of Europe under Nazi rule through his three main characters: French-Nazi collaborator Jules (Phillippe Duqesne), Russian Resistance member Olga (Julia Vysotskaya),...
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Dad’s Army – Review

At last - Britain has produced a true geri-action film. Albeit more geri and less action, Dad’s Army takes on Jerry with a troupe of the ablest British national treasures available. The new - and...
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Francofonia – LFF Review

Simultaneously philosophical, sombre and pretentious, yet playful, fun and firmly tongue-in-cheek, Francofonia employs a whimsical and varied approach - not unlike that of Chilean master Patricio Guzmán - to...

Fury – LFF Review

Within the crowded canon of war films, few capture the horrors of combat with such authenticity and bombast as Fury. The pertinent violence and chaos that punctuates throughout supplies the film with a...

The Book Thief – Review

It may span the most significant decades of last century, but The Book Thief pretty much boils down to girl-lives-with-family, girl-learns-to-read - for two hours. Over John William’s all-pervading score,...