Film Reviews

Border (Review)

DIRECTOR: Ali Abassi

CAST: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Sten Ljunggren, Jörgen Thorsson, Viktor Åkerblom, Rakel Wärmländer, Ann Petrén, Kjell Wilhelmsen, Matti Boustedt

RUNNING TIME: 108 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Tina (Melander), a facially-deformed customs officer with an unusual ability to sniff out guilt, meets a strange traveller (Milonoff) with a similar deformity, who reveals life-changing secrets about her…

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For Valentine’s Day this year, while most couples were probably getting comfy on their sofas as they prepared […]

By |February 15th, 2019|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Jellyfish (Review)

DIRECTOR: James Gardner

CAST: Liv Hill, Sinéad Matthews, Cyril Nri, Angus Barnett, Tomos Eames, Henry Lile, Jemima Newman, Connor Mills, Victoria Alcock, Helen Kennedy, Jay Sajjid, Lauran Taylor-Griffin, Swainley Whipps Eden-Entwistle

RUNNING TIME: 101 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A young carer (Hill) discovers she has a natural talent for stand-up comedy, which becomes an unexpected outlet for her frustrations…

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One of the things I enjoy the most about doing this website is that it allows me […]

By |February 14th, 2019|Film Reviews|0 Comments

High Flying Bird (Review)

DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh

CAST: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, Jeryl Prescott, Caleb McLaughlin, Genn Fleshler, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Bobbi Bordley

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent (Holland) finds a way to get ahead of his competition…

 

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This is a review that’s probably going to annoy some people, because it’s of basketball drama High Flying Bird and it’s written by […]

By |February 10th, 2019|Film Reviews|0 Comments

The LEGO Movie 2 (Review)

DIRECTOR: Mike Mitchell

CAST: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph, Jadon Sand, Brooklynn Prince, Richard Ayoade, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, Jason Momoa, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ralph Fiennes, Will Forte, Jimmy O. Yang, Noel Fielding, Jorma Taccone, Gary Payton, Sheryl Swoopes, Todd Hansen, Doug Nicholas, Emily Nordwin

RUNNING TIME: 106 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: Emmet (Pratt) must save […]

Boy Erased (Review)

DIRECTOR: Joel Edgerton

CAST: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Britton Sear, Théodore Pellerin, Cherry Jones, Flea, Madelyn Cline, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Matt Burke, David Ditmore

RUNNING TIME: 114 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: After he is outed to his Baptist parents (Kidman and Crowe), Jared (Hedges) is forced to undergo gay conversation therapy…

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Joel Edgerton’s first film as both writer and director, the 2015 […]

All Is True (Review)

DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh

CAST: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder, Lydia Wilson, Sam Ellis, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Doug Colling, Eleanor de Rohan, Phil Dunster, Matt Jessup, Sabi Perez, Michael Rouse, Freya Durkan, Flora Easton, Cassandra Hodges

RUNNING TIME: 101 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: William Shakespeare (Branagh) returns to Stratford where he reconnects with his wife Anne Hathaway (Dench) and his estranged family…

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You’d think that Kenneth Branagh, an actor so synonymous with […]

A Private War (Review)

DIRECTOR: Matthew Heineman

CAST: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Corey Johnson, Faye Marsay, Nikki Amuka-Bird

RUNNING TIME: 110 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: War correspondent Marie Colvin (Pike) risks everything to report the facts about the realities of conflict in the Middle East…

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Marie Colvin is a true legend amongst journalists; throughout her career and life, both of which were tragically cut short in 2012 during a fact-finding mission in Homs, Syria, she risked […]

Velvet Buzzsaw (Review)

DIRECTOR: Dan Gilroy

CAST: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, John Malkovich, Mark Steger, Alan Mandell, Mig Macario, Nitya Vidyasagar, Sedale Threatt Jr.

RUNNING TIME: 112 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: When a series of mysterious paintings are uncovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who let their greed get in the way of art…

 

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After making a splash in 2014 with Nightcrawler, and then failing […]

Alita: Battle Angel (Review)

DIRECTOR: Robert Rodriguez

CAST: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Eiza González, Lana Condor, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Idara Victor, Leonard Wu, Marko Zaror, Ellie LaMont, Casper Van Dien

RUNNING TIME: 122 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: In a post-apocalyptic future, Alita (Salazar), a cyborg with no memory, soon discovers that she is more than what she seems…

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Alita: Battle Angel is a labour of love for […]

Green Book (Review)

DIRECTOR: Peter Farrelly

CAST: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Dimeter Marinov, Mike Hatton, Iqbal Theba, Sebastian Maniscalco, P.J. Byrne, Montrel Miller, Tom Virtue, Dennis W. Hall, Randal Gonzalez, Maggie Nixon

RUNNING TIME: 130 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: In the 1960S, Italian-American bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Mortensen) is hired to serve as driver and bodyguard to African-American pianist Don Shirley (Ali) during a concert tour in the Deep South…

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So, funny story about Green Book; […]