Film Reviews

007 RETROSPECTIVE: Thunderball (1965)

DIRECTOR: Terence Young

CAST: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Bernard Lee, Martine Beswick, Guy Doleman, Molly Peters, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Roland Culver, Earl Cameron, Paul Stassino, Rose Alba, Bob Simmons, Philip Locke, George Pravda, Michael Brennan, Leonard Sachs, Edward Underdown, Reginald Beckwith

RUNNING TIME: 130 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: When SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo (Celi) steals two nuclear warheads, James Bond (Connery) is sent in to retrieve them…

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Da 5 Bloods (Review)

DIRECTOR: Spike Lee

CAST: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Mélanie Thierry. Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jean Reno, Veronica Ngo, Johnny Tri Nguyen

RUNNING TIME: 154 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Four African-American veterans of the Vietnam war return to the country to locate the remains of their squad leader, and the buried treasure they left behind…

 

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Last week, Netflix released The Last Days of American Crime, which – […]

The King of Staten Island (Review)

DIRECTOR: Judd Apatow

CAST: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi, Pamela Adlon, Jimmy Tatro, Ricky Velez, Kevin Corrigan, Domenick Lombardozzi, Mike Vecchione, Moisés Arias, Carly Aquilino, Lou Wilson, Derek Gaines, Pauline Chalamet, Colson Baker, Mario Polit, Luke David Blumm, Colton Morrow-Merrill

RUNNING TIME: 136 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Young slacker Scott (Davidson) is forced to finally grow up when his mother (Tomei) starts dating a fireman (Burr)…

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Artemis Fowl (Review)

DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh

CAST: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Colin Farrell, Judi Dench, Hong Chau, Miranda Raison, Nikesh Patel, Joshua McGuire, Chi-Lin Nim, Jean-Paul Ly, Matt Jessup, Michael Abubakar, Simone Kirby, Sally Messham, Bernardo Santos, Adrian Scarborough, Vincenzo Nicoli, Conor MacNeill, Laurence Kinlan, Fabio Cicala, Molly Harris

RUNNING TIME: 95 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: A young criminal mastermind (Shaw) finds himself brought into a conflict with a secret society of fairies…

 

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007 RETROSPECTIVE: Goldfinger (1964)

DIRECTOR: Guy Hamilton

CAST: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Harold Sakata, Tania Mallet, Bernard Lee, Cec Linder, Martin Benson, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Austin Willis, Michael Mellinger, Burt Kwouk, Richard Vernon, Margaret Nolan, Gerry Duggan, Nadja Regin, Michael Collins

RUNNING TIME: 110 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: James Bond (Connery) uncovers a plot by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger (Fröbe) to infiltrate Fort Knox and disrupt the world’s economy…

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With No Time To Die being […]

Days of the Bagnold Summer (Review)

DIRECTOR: Simon Bird

CAST: Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon, Alice Lowe, Tamsin Greig, Nathanael Saleh, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Lesley Harcourt, George Wilkins

RUNNING TIME: 86 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A moody teenager (Cave) is forced to spend the summer with his mother (Dolan)…

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Let’s be honest, the majority of us aren’t doing a whole lot during this lockdown; sure, there are some who are going out for walks, cycle rides and socially-distanced meetups, but […]

The Last Days of American Crime (Review)

DIRECTOR: Olivier Megaton

CAST: Édgar Ramírez, Anna Brewster, Michael Pitt, Sharlto Copley, Sean Cameron Mitchell, Alonso Grandio, Tamer Burjaq, Nathan Lynn

RUNNING TIME: 148 mins

CERTIFICATE: 18

BASICALLY…: A crew of criminals attempt to pull of a major heist before a revolutionary crime-eliminating measure comes into effect…

 

 

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As the world plunges into civil unrest over police brutality and fascist ideologies, the last thing we need right now is a film that glorifies both of those things, […]

A Rainy Day in New York (Review)

DIRECTOR: Woody Allen

CAST: Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Kelly Rohrbach, Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, Suki Waterhouse, Ben Warheit, Griffin Newman, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Don Stephenson

RUNNING TIME: 92 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: A young couple (Chalamet and Fanning) find their relationship tested during a romantic trip to New York…

 

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Woody Allen is not a figure many people are too keen to get behind at […]

007 RETROSPECTIVE: From Russia With Love (1963)

DIRECTOR: Terence Young

CAST: Sean Connery, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi, Bernard Lee, Walter Gotell, Vladek Sheybal, Anthony Dawson, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Eunice Gayson, Francis de Wolff, Fred Haggerty, Aliza Gur, Martine Beswick, Peter Bayliss, Peter Madden, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Nusret Ataer, William Hill

RUNNING TIME: 115 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: James Bond (Connery) becomes the target of an assassination plot when he is sent in to retrieve a stolen Soviet encryption device…

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The Last Full Measure (Review)

DIRECTOR: Todd Robinson

CAST: Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Fonda, LisaGay Hamilton, Michael Imperioli, Diane Ladd, Amy Madigan, Linus Roache, Alison Sudol, Bradley Whitford, John Savage, Dale Dye, Julian Adams, Ethan Russell, Zach Roerig, Ser’Darius Blain, James Jagger, Cody Walker, Richard Cawthorne

RUNNING TIME: 110 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A government official (Stan) becomes determined to award a Vietnam war hero (Irvine) a posthumous Medal of Honour thirty-four years […]

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