Category Film Reviews

Film Review: Get On Up

Get On Up

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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Film Review: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Dan Gilroy’s chilling thriller

Last weekend, as I sat amongst plethora of film bloggers and movie critics, the film on everyone’s lips was Nightcrawler. Dan Gilroy’s satirical thriller about the media’s exploitation of human suffering is hyped as one of this year’s must-see films of the year… and it’s not hard to understand why. 

Nightcrawler tells the story of Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), an opportunist young man who is desperate for work...

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Film Review: The Imitation Game

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Benedict Cumberbatch brings British mathematician Alan Turing to life in The Imitation Game

60 years after his tragic death in 1954, codebreaker Alan Turing’s extraordinary story is finally being told to the world in The Imitation Game, a stunning new historical thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightey.

To coincide with its European premiere at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, I was treated to an exclusive sneak preview of the most eagerly anticipated film of the year, and ...

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Film Review: What We Did On Our Holiday

What We Did On Our Holiday

David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star in British comedy from the creators of Outnumbered

Fans of hit BBC show Outnumbered will enjoy What We Did On Our Holiday, a new BBC comedy film starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly.

Written and directed by Outnumbered creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, What We Did On Our Holiday follows Doug (David Tennant) and Abi McLeod (Rosamund Pike) as take their three children on a trip to the Scottish Highlands for family birthday party.

In an...

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Film Review: What If

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in What If. Image Credit: CBS Films

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in What If. Image Credit: CBS Films

Move over Hugh Grant, Daniel Radcliffe is in town…

If you’re looking for a charming, witty and lighthearted film to fall in love with this summer, check out Daniel Radcliffe’s new romantic-comedy What If.

Originally titled The F Word, What If tells the story of Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), a medical school dropout who falls in love with his best friend.

Emotionally fragile after a string of failed relationships, Wallace...

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Film Review: Hercules

Dwyane Johnson as Hercules.

Dwyane Johnson stars as Hercules. Image Credit: Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson brings mythical Greek legend to life in Hercules

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to UK cinema screens this week in Hercules, an epic action-adventure film that looks set to rival Pompeii.

Based on the graphic novel, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, the film tells the story of Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), a Greek demigod who is said to be the son of Zeus...

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Film Review: Maleficent is Magnificent

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Angelina Jolie exemplary as the fairy badmother in Maleficent

Disney’s dark and highly anticipated fantasy adventure film, Maleficent, is on general release in UK this weekend and is set to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. 

Maleficent tells the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain, the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty. Once a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent lived a happy and carefree life in the peaceable forest kingdom...

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Film Review: The Two Faces of January

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Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac delight in gripping tale of greed, murder and jealously

Patricia Highsmith’s tightly-woven thriller The Two Faces of January is on general release in UK cinemas this month, offering movie goers a refreshing break from the contemporary norm.

Deep, dark and dramatic, The Two Faces of January follows the story of Rydal (Oscar Isaac), an American rich kid who is foolishly sucked into a fast unfolding web of deceit, murder and jealously.

Set in Athens i...

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