Film Reviews

A Million Little Pieces (Review)

DIRECTOR: Sam Taylor-Johnson

CAST: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Charlie Hunnam, Giovanni Ribisi, David Dastmalchian, Juliette Lewis, Odessa Young, Charles Parnell, Andy Buckley, Ryan Hurst, Dash Mihok, Eugene Byrd, Tom Amandes, Deep Rai

RUNNING TIME: 113 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A young drug addict (Taylor-Johnson) admits himself into a clinic where he comes across several interesting characters…

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“Based on the controversial best-seller,” says both the trailer and poster for A Million Little Pieces, but there is […]

Good Boys (Review)

DIRECTOR: Gene Stupnitsky

CAST: Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, Keith L. Williams, Will Forte, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Josh Caras, Christian Darrel Scott, Lil Rel Howery, Sam Richardson, Retta, Millie Davis, Chance Hurtsfield, Izaac Wang, Benita Ha, Stephen Merchant

RUNNING TIME: 100 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Three young boys (Tremblay, Noon and Williams) go on a very inappropriate adventure before attending their first kissing party…

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In the growing tradition of raunchy comedies this year looking and feeling […]

UglyDolls (Review)

DIRECTOR: Kelly Asbury

CAST: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Wang Leehom, Gabriel Iglesias, Emma Roberts, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Ice-T, Laura Nicole Harrison, Jane Lynch, Kelly Asbury, Natalie Martinez, Stephen Zimpel, Enrique Santos, Rob Riggle, Steven Schweickart, Afi Ekulona, Jacques Colimon

RUNNING TIME: 87 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: A group of misfit dolls travel to the town of Perfection, where they are judged by their unconventional looks and attitudes…

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Review)

DIRECTOR: Quentin Tarantino

CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Nicholas Hammond, Samantha Robinson, Rafał Zawierucha, Lorenza Izzo, Costa Ronin, Damon Herriman, Lena Dunham, Madisen Beaty, Mikey Madison, Maya Hawke, Harley Quinn Smith, Danielle Harris, Scoot McNairy, Clifton Collins Jr., Rebecca Rittenhouse, Rachel Redleaf, Rumer Willis, Michael […]

Pain and Glory (Review)

DIRECTOR: Pedro Almodóvar

CAST: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Raúl Arévalo, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia, Kiti Mánver, Cecilia Roth, Pedro Casablanc, Nora Navas, Susi Sánchez, Julieta Serrano, Carmelo Gómez, Julián López, Paqui Horcajo, Rosalía, Marisol Muriel, César Vicente, Asier Flores, Neus Alborch

RUNNING TIME: 113 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Filmmaker Salvador Mallo (Banderas) finds his past and present colliding as he begins to contemplate his life choices…

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With twenty-one features to his credit across a timespan of […]

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Review)

DIRECTOR: James Bobin

CAST: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Jeff Wahlberg, Danny Trejo, Benicio del Toro, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Temuera Morrison, Adriana Barraza, Pia Miller, Q’orianka Kilcher, Isela Vegas

RUNNING TIME: 102 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: Teenage explorer Dora (Moner) leads an adventure to save her parents (Peña and Longoria) and solve the mystery of a fabled Inca civilisation…

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Dora the Explorer, the titular star of the hit Nick Jr. educational programme, […]

The Sun Is Also A Star (Review)

DIRECTOR: Ry Russo-Young

CAST: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi, Camrus Johnson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miriam A. Hyman, Cathy Shim, John Leguizamo, Hill Harper

RUNNING TIME: 100 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Natasha (Shahidi) and Daniel (Melton) meet and fall in love, but it’s on the day that one of their families faces deportation…

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Prior to writing her second novel The Sun Is Also A Star, now a major theatrical release, author Nicola Yoon also wrote the young […]

The Art of Racing in the Rain (Review)

DIRECTOR: Simon Curtis

CAST: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan, Gary Cole, Kevin Costner, McKinley Belcher III, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Giacomo Finn

RUNNING TIME: 109 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: Enzo (Costner) is a dog who watches over the life of his owner, race car driver Denny (Ventimiglia)…

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This year at the movies, we’ve had dogs finding their way home and going on journeys through multiple reincarnations, so I suppose the most logical next step […]

Playmobil: The Movie (Review)

DIRECTOR: Lino DiSalvo

CAST: Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lino DiSalvo

RUNNING TIME: 99 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: When Marla (Taylor-Joy) and her younger brother Charlie (Bateman) are transported to the animated world of Playmobil, she must gather the courage to save him from captivity…

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The German toy line of Playmobil is to LEGO what Pepsi is to Coca-Cola; both certainly have their fans, and […]

JT LeRoy (Review)

DIRECTOR: Justin Kelly

CAST: Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Courtney Love, James Jagger, Dave Brown

RUNNING TIME: 108 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Savannah Knoop (Stewart) spends six years masquerading as the mysterious author JT LeRoy, the pen name of writer Laura Albert (Dern)…

 

 

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Author JT LeRoy has arguably the most bizarre backstory of any young author in recent history, especially seeing how he’s not even real. Initially a pen name […]

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