Category Film Reviews

Film Review: THE LAST MOVIE STAR

THE LAST MOVIE STAR

THE LAST MOVIE STAR has its heart in the right place but never really finds the warmth needed to make it memorable

Even if you weren’t around in the 70s or 80s, you’re sure to know the name Burt Reynolds. With box office hits like DELIVERANCE (1972), THE LONGEST YARD (1974) and SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) to his name, Reynolds seemed an unstoppable force in Hollywood for almost two decades...

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Film Review: THE EQUALIZER 2

Denzel Washington in THE EQUALIZER 2 (2018).

Denzel Washington in THE EQUALIZER 2 (2018). © Sony Pictures 2018

While THE EQUALIZER 2 offers a more compelling and higher stakes story than its predecessor, its slow pace and weak script means it ultimately fails to find its footing

It’s fair to say that the original THE EQUALIZER was a bit of a surprise hit. The 2014 film which follows a former C.I.A. operative turned vigilante, took an impressive $192 million at the box office...

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Review: spite its fast-and-loose narrative, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP makes for a fresh and worthwhile breather in the dark Marvel universe

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. © Marvel Studios 2018

Despite its fast-and-loose narrative, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP makes for a fresh and worthwhile breather in the dark Marvel universe

After the huge implications of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Marvel could only go one way with their next release – small, of course...

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Film Review – MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT

Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible - Fallout

Like a fine wine, the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise just seems to get better with age with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT upping the ante both in terms of overall look and action

Considering MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE is now on its sixth outing, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the film franchise is sure to be running out of steam but in the case of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT, the opposite is true...

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Film Review: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, and Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Christine Baranski, Julie Walters & Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again © Universal Pictures

Full of love, life and song, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN outshines the original in almost every way

It’s been a decade since the original MAMMA MIA! hit cinema screens. The 2008 musical rom-com, based on the 1999 musical of the same name, fast became a fan favourite grossing $615 million at the box office to become the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008...

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Film Review: BOOK CLUB

Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen in BOOK CLUB

Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & Mary Steenburgen in BOOK CLUB © 2018 Paramount Pictures

Despite its talented cast, BOOK CLUB ultimately fails to deliver on its initial promise

With the final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy heading to DVD next month, a new film about the phenomenon itself hits UK cinemas screens this June.

BOOK CLUB tells the story of four, 60-something friends who meet monthly to discuss books, men and more...

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THAT GOOD NIGHT Film Review: Sir John Hurt packs an emotional punch with his final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Sir John Hurt in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Despite its tired and conventional narrative, Sir John Hurt packs an emotional punch with his final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Sir John Hurt’s final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT packs a quiet emotional pathos for many reasons...

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Intricate, profound and incredibly moving, Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

Film Still from CAN'T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera delivers a compelling, thought-provoking and deeply moving debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE, a yielding family drama about two daughters struggling to come to terms with their father’s impending death.

CAN’T SAY GOODBYE tells the story of Carla, a self-destructive woman, who receives an unexpected call from her sister Blanca...

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Film Review: DAMASCUS COVER – #MANIFF2018

Film Still from DAMASCUS COVER

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Israeli spy Ari Ben-Zion with depth and skill in Daniel Zelik Berk’s political thriller DAMASCUS COVER

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival in Daniel Zelik Berk’s new film DAMASCUS COVER, a political thriller set in Syria.

Based on the best-selling 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan, DAMASCUS COVER tells the story of Ari Ben-Zion (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an Israeli spy who is recalled to Jerusalem after a failed attempt to bring a mole back to Israe...

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BECOMING ICONIC Film Review: Jonathan Baker’s documentary fails to live up to its initial promise

Jonathan Baker and Nicolas Cage in BECOMING ICONIC

Despite its intriguing concept, BECOMING ICONIC fails to live up to its initial promise

It is often said that if you want to be successful, copy those who have come before you. That’s the premise behind Jonathan Baker’s new documentary BECOMING ICONIC.

Exploring the perilous process of filmmaking through the eyes of some of Hollywood’s most iconic directors, BECOMING ICONIC sees Jodie Foster (LITTLE MAN TATE), Taylor Hackford (RAY, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN), Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION...

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