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Their Finest (2017)
Film Review

Their Finest (2017)

Their Finest is one of those warm, fuzzy crowd-pleasers, radiating a cosy charm as it gently unfurls towards a satisfying climax with the minimal amount of fuss, and where not having enough water to make a decent cuppa is the closest we come to dramatic peril. As with An Education […]

Their Finest Hour and A Half
Directed by Lone Sherfig
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Their Finest (2016)

The latest adaptation by Danish director Lone Scherfig, Their Finest is set in 1940s London during the Second World War. In order to boost morale, the British Ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a screenwriter to give their propaganda films a feminine touch.  Her quick wit and talent doesn’t […]

Get Out (2017)
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Get Out (2017)

Although hardly conducive to reading this review, Get Out is a dish best served cold. Not knowing the ins and outs only heightens the intrigue and eventual WTF-Factor, so although this is spoiler free, the assumption is that the trailer has been seen. Get Out is intriguing from the outset […]

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

It has been 16 years since The Fast & the Furious prompted one of the most successful film series of all time. The simple premise of an undercover cop investigating a street-racing criminal has evolved into an ever-expanding franchise with surprisingly entertaining cameos, ridiculous stunts, and indulgent high-speed car chases. […]

The Sense of An Ending (2017)
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The Sense of An Ending (2017)

It is hard to ignore a film boasting a cast including Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer, especially when it is based on a novel that won the Booker Award in 2011. However, with such a complex narrative to adapt for the screen and one feature film […]

The Boss Baby (2017)
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The Boss Baby (2017)

Glengarry Glen Ross’ Blake, 30 Rock’s Jack Donaghy, SNL’s President Trump… Alec Baldwin has played a mightily impressive collection of petulant, business-obsessed braggarts with more balls than brains during his career. The Boss Baby presents a surprising opportunity to add to his rather niche oeuvre, voicing a tyrannical, suit-wearing baby with tiny hands […]

Check Please (2015)
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Check Please (2015)

Are you the type of person who wells up at the sound of someone popping the big question? Or does the mere thought of PDA result in the sort of eye rolling that risks retinal detachment? Either way, chances are you’ve heard someone else’s marriage proposal story but Check Please […]

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
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Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Ghost in “a white washing machine” Before we get into the hot topic of casting, we wanted to look at the film objectively and as a standalone complex (no pun intended). We wanted to review this movie with no preconceptions and trying not to dwell on the original material too much. […]

Instapocalypse (2016)
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Instapocalypse (2016)

Part of the Official Selection at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, Instapocalypse comes across as what a lazy writer may describe as Black Mirror meets Shaun of the Dead. Ahem. Employing the zombie genre as a satirical vehicle is nothing new but its blend of social commentary and social […]

Life (2017)
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Life (2017)

The perils of space exploration have long been a handy starting point for moviemakers. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and Gravity have all successfully tapped into our fears of what dangers lurk beyond Earth’s orbit. Daniel Espinosa’s Life, a claustrophobic thriller about a team of astronauts who make first contact […]