Category Film Reviews

Film Review: London Road

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Ground-breaking, innovative and completely compelling, London Road is nothing like you’ve ever seen before

For the past eight years, National Theatre Live (NTLive) has been broadcasting performances of their productions live via satellite to movie theatres and art centres across the world. No surprise then that the award-winning theatre decided to premiere their latest film, an adaptation of innovative musical London Road, as part of NTLive.

Initially written as a piece of musical theatre, Lo...

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Film Review: Entourage

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Jeremy Piven portrayal as onetime agent Ari Gold single-handedly saves the film

Fans of TV series Entourage have waited four years for the return of the hit comedy-drama. After a phenomenal eight-year run on the HBO Network, the loosely-biographical show, produced by Mark Wahlberg, returns to our screens, this time in film format.

For those who have never seen the TV series, Entourage is an American comedy-drama created and written by Doug Ellin...

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Film Review: San Andreas

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San Andreas is a high action American disaster film with stunning visual effects and heroic action from “The Rock”

The summer of blockbusters is upon us. From Avengers: Age of Ultron to Jurassic World, competition is tight for the title of 2015 blockbuster of the year. One film trying to make its mark is San Andreas, an American disaster film starring the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas tells the story of Chief Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), a Los Angeles Fire Depa...

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Film Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good is a slick spy drama that’s worth a watch but disappointingly struggles to fill the big screen

After ten impressive series, 86 cracking episodes and an average of around 6m viewers in the UK, I’m certainly not alone in thinking that Spooks was one of the greatest TV dramas ever made...

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Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Earth’s mightiest heroes return in Avengers: Age of Ultron

We’re only in April and already Avengers: Age of Ultron has claimed its stake as the blockbuster movie of the summer. The epic follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time has opened to rave reviews and taken a hefty $201.2M on its opening weekend.

For those who have been living in hibernation for the past 3 years, Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers...

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Matthew Vaughn gives fresh take on classic British spy genre

As the world waits for the next Bond installment, a new spy is in town.

Due for release in UK cinemas later this week is Kingsman: The Secret Service, a new spy action film featuring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a veteran secret agent (Colin Firth) who recruits an unrefined but promising young protégé...

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Film Review: Alicia Vikander shines as Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth

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Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir is brought to life in Testament of Youth

With the awards season in full swing, one film hoping to make its mark in the world of cinema is Testament of Youth, a WW1 drama film starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington and directed by James Kent.

Based on the First World War memoir written by Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth is a searing story of young love, war and remembrance...

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Film Review: The Theory of Everything

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Oscar-worthy performance from Eddie Redmayne as Professor Stephen Hawking

The age of biopic is upon us. From Mr Turner (J.M.W. Turner) and Jimi: All Is by My Side (Jimi Hendrix) to Oscar front-runners The Imitation Game (Alan Turing) and Get On Up (James Brown), the once dreary biographical formula has finally re-energized itself, capturing the hearts of film lovers and critics alike.

One film that is sure to win you over is The Theory of Everything, a new film about the life and times of Camb...

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Film Review: My Old Lady

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Maggie Smith stars in My Old Lady, a complex, dark and compelling film about family secrets

Dame Maggie Smith may be 79 years old but she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Between her role as Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey and three new film releases including The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), the English actress is on top form at the moment. Her latest film My Old Lady is due to hit UK cinemas this week with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kirstin Scott Thomas in the starring ro...

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Film Review: Get On Up

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Chadwick Boseman delivers electrifying performance that is Oscar-worthy

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that James Brown is a musical legend. At an exclusive screening of Get On Up, I glanced around the room to see almost everyone bopping their head as the unmistakable “Whoah” of I Got You (I Feel Good) screamed through the speakers. No wonder producers Mike Jagger and Brian Grazer wanted to tell Brown’s story.

Get On Up tells the incredible life story of American music legend J...

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