Category - Film & TV

Film & TV

Review: The Program

Is there anything more tragic than a racing-movie that never gets up to speed?
Well… yes.
Obviously yes.
There are many things more tragic than that...

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Review: Everest

Climbing Mt. Everest is a challenge of two halves; getting to the summit is only half of the mission. Once there you have to get back home. Likewise, this is a...

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Review: Macbeth

Rather than opening Macbeth with the classic battle featured in Act One of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Australian director Justin Kurzel presents a motif that...

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Review: The Martian

I am a lone vessel in this vast void of nothingness. One man stranded on Mars with only his wits, spirit and science skills to accompany him.
The Martian...

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Review: Convenience

Billed as ‘a buddy comedy heist movie, Clerks meets Dog Day Afternoon,‘ Convenience is one of the best British comedy films in recent years. Ray...

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Review: Solace

Solace? More like boring.
I don’t understand this film. It’s meant to be a mystery thriller but I didn’t find any mystery and little to no thrills...

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Review: Just Jim

Welsh actor Craig Roberts (Submarine, Comes a Bright Day, Bad Neighbours) makes a very strong directorial debut in Just Jim, a film in which he also writes and...

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Review: Straight Outta Compton

Never has a biographical film impressed me in the last decade than Straight Outta Compton. This film follows the start of ‘‘gangsta rap’’ and its...

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Review: Irrational Man

Irrational Man is the new film directed by Woody Allen, a light black comedy about Abe, a philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix), who is at a low point in his...

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Review: The Bad Education Movie

The plot of The Bad Education Movie follows incompetent teacher Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall) and his mischievous yet beloved History class as they embark on...

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Review: Inside Out

With Inside Out Pixar have staged a triumphant return to form. Directed by Pete Docter the film tells the story of Riley, a young girl, struggling to adjust...

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Review: Buttercup Bill

Playing out as almost Lynchian in its twisted dream-like reality, Buttercup Bill is a unique film from directors Remy Bennett and Émilie Richard-Froozan...

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Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

I feel fairly safe in saying that Guy Ritchie’s latest offering provides the viewer with style over substance. Much like the director’s previous Sherlock...

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Review: Ant-Man

I walked into the cinema room expecting the worst. Edgar Wright, who basically led all the pre-production of the film, had dropped out of the project as film...

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Review: The Wolfpack

Never has film meant more about escapism than it has to the wolfpack. Crystal Moselle’s documentary focuses on six of the coolest and most well-dressed...

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Review: Trainwreck

To be completely honest, before Trainwreck, the only other time I had heard of the name ‘Amy Schumer’ was when I was reading an article – in my vast...

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