Film Reviews

Black Christmas (Review)

DIRECTOR: Sophia Takal

CAST: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Simon Mead, Cary Elwes

RUNNING TIME: 92 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A group of sorority girls are stalked by a mysterious killer during their Christmas break…

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There is nothing wrong with having a progressive way of thinking, whether it’s lobbying for a more diverse representation in the media or supporting equal pay for women in any profession. However, there is such a […]

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

Parasite (Review)

DIRECTOR: Bong Joon-ho

CAST: Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jung Ji-so, Jung Hyun-joon, Lee Jung-eun, Park Myung-hoon, Park Geun-Rok, Jung Yi-seo, Park Seo-joon

RUNNING TIME: 132 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: An impoverished family slowly integrate themselves into the lives of a much wealthier family…

 

 

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It’s not every day that a Palme D’Or winner meddles its way into the public consciousness, much like how the characters in this movie meddle […]

By |December 12th, 2019|Film Reviews|0 Comments

StarDog and TurboCat (Review)

DIRECTOR: Ben Smith

CAST: Nick Frost, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Ben Bailey Smith

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: A superpowered dog (Frost) and a vigilante cat (Evans) team up to save the day…

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So, how was your Monday evening? I could have spent mine seeing an early preview of one of the year’s most talked-about movies Parasite, but instead I went to see StarDog and TurboCat. Just typing that sentence further makes […]

By |December 12th, 2019|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Ordinary Love (Review)

DIRECTORS: Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn

CAST: Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, David Wilmot, Amit Shah, Lalor Roddy, Maggie Cronin, Melanie Clark Pullen, Geraldine McAlinden

RUNNING TIME: 92 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A middle-aged married couple (Neeson and Manville) find their relationship tested in the wake of some devastating news…

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Foregoing the heavy dramatics of a traditional Hollywood romance, Ordinary Love celebrates the banality of a healthy relationship. Instead of third-act break-ups and forced love triangles, […]

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

Jumanji: The Next Level (Review)

DIRECTOR: Jake Kasdan

CAST: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby, Colin Hanks, Awkwafina, Dania Ramirez, Rory McCann, Massi Furlan, Ashley Scott, Bebe Neuwirth

RUNNING TIME: 114 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: When their friend Spencer (Wolff) becomes trapped in the world of Jumanji, his friends must venture back to rescue him, only to find that several things about the game have […]

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

Motherless Brooklyn (Review)

DIRECTOR: Edward Norton

CAST: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael K. Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Robert Wisdom, Fisher Stevens

RUNNING TIME: 144 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: In 1950s New York, a private detective (Norton) sets out to solve the murder of his friend and mentor (Willis)…

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Much like how Honey Boy was Shia LaBeouf’s baby through and through, Motherless Brooklyn is very […]

Honey Boy (Review)

DIRECTOR: Alma Har’el

CAST: Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf, FKA Twigs, Maika Monroe, Natasha Lyonne, Martin Starr, Byron Bowers, Laura San Giacomo, Clifton Collins Jr.

RUNNING TIME: 93 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A young child actor (Jupe) tries to cope with his rising star, his overbearing father (LaBeouf) and personal issues when he becomes a young man (Hedges)…

 

 

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It’s easy to mock celebrities who go through a very public meltdown – people like Britney Spears, […]

1917 (Review)

DIRECTOR: Sam Mendes

CAST: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Elliot Baxter, Nabhaan Rizwan, Daniel McMillon, George Verrall

RUNNING TIME: 117 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: During the First World War, two young soldiers (MacKay and Chapman) are tasked with delivering a message that could prevent hundreds of British soldiers from walking into a deadly trap…

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Having an entire film appear […]

Queen & Slim (Review)

DIRECTOR: Melina Matsoukas

CAST: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Melanie Halfkenny

RUNNING TIME: 132 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A date between two young black people (Kaluuya and Turner-Smith) takes a turn for the worst when they are pulled over by a white police officer…

 

 

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By the time Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down in 1934, they had already won the hearts of a disillusioned Depression-era […]

Playing With Fire (Review)

DIRECTOR: Andy Fickman

CAST: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haybert, Judy Greer, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater, Tyler Mane

RUNNING TIME: 96 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: A group of rugged firefighters are forced to care for three rambunctious children after saving them from a fire…

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I am so, so happy I was able to see this film before its Boxing Day release. That’s not an indication of the movie’s quality, because it […]

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