Film Reviews

007 RETROSPECTIVE: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

DIRECTOR: John Glen

CAST: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Julian Glover, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Michael Gothard, Cassandra Harris, John Wyman, Desmond Llewelyn, Jill Bennett, Jack Hedley, Lois Maxwell, Geoffrey Keen, James Villiers, John Moreno, Walter Gotell, Toby Robins, Jack Klaff, Stefan Kalipha, Charles Dance, Eva Reuber-Staier, Janet Brown, John Wells, John Hollis, Bob Simmons, Paul Brooke

RUNNING TIME: 127 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: James Bond (Moore) must find a missing British vessel equipped with a weapons encryption device […]

Perfect 10 (Review)

DIRECTOR: Eva Riley

CAST: Frankie Box, Alfie Deegan, Sharlene Whyte, William Ash, Billy Mogford, Nicola Wright, Emily Gibson, Leia Desseaux, Jenna Goodwin, Mitchell Murphy, Annie Grainger, Lexa Willis-Gray, Georgia Simpson

RUNNING TIME: 83 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: An aspiring gymnast (Box) has her world turned upside down when she meets the half-brother she never knew she had…

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As this intense summer heat has us all feeling like melting popsicles, it isn’t easy to watch stuff at […]

Hope Gap (Review)

DIRECTOR: William Nicholson

CAST: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor, Aiysha Hart, Ryan McKen, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Burns, Rose Keegan, Nicholas Blane, Sally Rogers

RUNNING TIME: 100 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Grace (Bening) is shocked to learn that her husband Edward (Nighy) is leaving her after 29 years of marriage…

 

 

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Last year’s Marriage Story was a hard-hitting, emotional, and sometimes uncomfortable portrait of a disintegrating union, so to call Hope Gap the Boomer Edition of that […]

Pinocchio (Review)

DIRECTOR: Matteo Garrone

CAST: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini, Marine Vacth, Alida Baldari Calabria, Gigi Proietti, Alessio Di Domenicantonio, Maria Pia Timo, Maurizio Lombardi, Davide Marotta

RUNNING TIME: 125 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: A wooden puppet named Pinocchio (Ielapi) comes to life, and finds himself in a series of misadventures…

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Carlo Collodi’s fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio is a cultural milestone, charming readers for over 100 years, and inspiring numerous film adaptations […]

An American Pickle (Review)

DIRECTOR: Brandon Trost

CAST: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone, Maya Erskine, Eliot Glazer, Kalen Allen, Molly Evensen, Kevin O’Rourke, Joanna P. Adler, Sean Whalen, Geoffrey Cantor, Carol Leifer, Marsha Stephanie Blake

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: After falling into a vat of pickles in 1919, Herschel Greenbaum (Rogen) is brined for 100 years, and re-emerges in the modern era…

 

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Whether or not it’s the stoner in him, Seth Rogen appears to be attracted […]

007 RETROSPECTIVE: Moonraker (1979)

DIRECTOR: Lewis Gilbert

CAST: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Cléry, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Geoffrey Keen, Emily Bolton, Toshiro Suga, Lois Maxwell, Irka Bochenko, Nicholas Arbez, Blanche Ravalec, Anne Lonnberg, Michael Marshall, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Leila Shenna, Walter Gotell

RUNNING TIME: 126 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: In order to investigate the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, James Bond (Moore) ventures beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and into space…

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With No Time To Die […]

Infamous (Review)

DIRECTOR: Joshua Caldwell

CAST: Bella Thorne, Jake Manley, Amber Riley, Michael Sirow, Marisa Coughlan, Aaliyah Muhammad, Madison Bready, Rose Lane Sanfilippo, Damon Carney, Joey Oglesby, Mike Page, Robert Peters, Billy Blair

RUNNING TIME: 100 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A fame-hungry young woman (Thorne) embarks on a crime spree with her new boyfriend (Manley), posting their exploits on social media…

 

 

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When I reviewed Unhinged recently, I made it clear as day that despite its strong entertainment value, […]

Summerland (Review)

DIRECTOR: Jessica Swale

CAST: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Aoibhine McFlynn

RUNNING TIME: 100 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: In 1940s England, reclusive writer Alice (Arterton) is assigned to look after a young London evacuee (Bond)…

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A couple of years ago, playwright Jessica Swale wrote and directed the short film Leading Lady Parts, made in response to the growing #MeToo movement and the overall conversation about sexual politics in the […]

Unhinged (Review)

DIRECTOR: Derrick Borte

CAST: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson, Austin P. McKenzie, Anne Leighton, Michael Papajohn, Lucy Faust, Devyn A. Tyler

RUNNING TIME: 93 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: After a road rage incident, a single mother (Pistorius) finds herself tormented by the man (Crowe) she antagonised…

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It’s a bit of an understatement, but the last few months have been tough for all of us. We desperately need escapism more than ever, but even […]

Proxima (Review)

DIRECTOR: Alice Winocour

CAST: Eva Green, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller, Aleksey Fateev, Trond-Erik Vassal, Nancy Tate, Igor Filippov, Svetlana Nekhoroshikh

RUNNING TIME: 107 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: As an astronaut (Green) prepares for a year-long mission in space, she finds her relationship with her young daughter (Boulant-Lemesle) tested…

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Eva Green has been reaching for the stars ever since her big break in Casino Royale; the French actress has since gone on to […]

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