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Film review: Strange exploration of a tortured writer

18 November 2020
Film review: Strange exploration of a tortured writer

Film review: Strange exploration of a tortured writer

18 November 2020

Review: Shirley charts an imagined chapter in the life of Shirley Jackson Based on the mysterious real-life figure of famed American horror writer Shirley…


You go figure the serial killer

02 August 2020
You go figure the serial killer

You go figure the serial killer

02 August 2020

Zodiac: an often overlooked masterpiece that deserves more love Zodiac (15) Running time 2hr 37min Rating: ***** In late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco…


Robert Eggers’ maelstrom of madness

02 August 2020
Robert Eggers’ maelstrom of madness

Robert Eggers’ maelstrom of madness

02 August 2020

The Lighthouse: psychological terror with hints of the supernatural The Lighthouse (15) Running time 1hr 49min Rating: ***** Two lighthouse keepers try…


A good time to reappraise these ‘nice’ guys

02 August 2020
A good time to reappraise these ‘nice’ guys

A good time to reappraise these ‘nice’ guys

02 August 2020

The Nice Guys: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe aren't that nice’ The Nice Guys (15) Running time 1hr 56min Rating **** Don’t let the title trick…


Coen brothers unique take on the Western

10 June 2020
Coen brothers unique take on the Western

Coen brothers unique take on the Western

10 June 2020

2007's No Country for Old Men worth a catch-up A genre-defying Western dark thriller whose antagonist has come straight out of the scariest horror movie.…


1983 Scorsese classic revisited

10 June 2020
1983 Scorsese classic revisited

1983 Scorsese classic revisited

10 June 2020

The Joker owes a debt to The King of Comedy Last year’s blockbuster Joker owes a huge debt to the dark satire The King of Comedy . Time to re-appraise…


If you’re a true crime fanatic then Lost Girls is for you

26 March 2020
If you’re a true crime fanatic then Lost Girls is for you

If you’re a true crime fanatic then Lost Girls is for you

26 March 2020

Killer thriller based on New York Times best-selling book Lost Girls (15) Running time 1hr 35min Rating: ** Lost Girls is currently number 1 on the Netflix…


Outward: Elves in search of a little magic

20 March 2020
Outward: Elves in search of a little magic

Outward: Elves in search of a little magic

20 March 2020

Pixar animation will certainly cheer you up in these worrying times Onward (U) Running time 1hr 42mins Rating: ***** ONWARD, like most Pixar films, revolves…


Truth vs the corporate machine

12 March 2020
Truth vs the corporate machine

Truth vs the corporate machine

12 March 2020

Environmental lawyer takes on chemical giant in Dark Waters Dark Waters (12A) Running time 2hr 6min Rating: ***** THE opening of Dark Waters is a carefully…


Game on for Speedy Sonic

05 March 2020
Game on for Speedy Sonic

Game on for Speedy Sonic

05 March 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog makes its way to the big screen in a family-friendly adventure about friendship and humanity Sonic The Hedgehog (PG) Running time 1hr…


Great turn from Margot Robbie

27 February 2020
Great turn from Margot Robbie

Great turn from Margot Robbie

27 February 2020

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (15) Running…


And the winner is... Parasite

20 February 2020
And the winner is... Parasite

And the winner is... Parasite

20 February 2020

South Korea makes Oscar history Parasite (15) Running time 2hr 12 min Rating ***** THE first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes…


The Fox News abuse scandal

10 February 2020
The Fox News abuse scandal

The Fox News abuse scandal

10 February 2020

Flip-flopping between comedy and drama, Bombshell fails to grasp the severity of sexual harassment, says film reviewer CAMERON BLACKSHAW Bombshell (15) Running…


‘Real time’ horror of the trenches

31 January 2020
‘Real time’ horror of the trenches

‘Real time’ horror of the trenches

31 January 2020

‘Gritty and unwavering in its depiction of boots on the ground warfare, Sam Mendes ‘one-take’ edit 1917 is an outstanding technical achievement,’ says…


Making a mockery of Adolf

23 January 2020
 Making a mockery of Adolf

Making a mockery of Adolf

23 January 2020

Oscar-nominated Hitler comedy-drama written and directed by Taika Waititi JoJo Rabbit (15) Running time 1hr 48min Rating: **** A COMEDY set in Nazi Germany…


Cat-calls categorically deserved

09 January 2020
Cat-calls categorically deserved

Cat-calls categorically deserved

09 January 2020

Cats doesn’t make a great transition from stage to screen PERHAPS the strangest cinematic release of 2019, just the trailer for Cats baffled audiences…


The saga continues and concludes

03 January 2020
The saga continues and concludes

The saga continues and concludes

03 January 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12A) Running time 2hr 21mins Rating: **** THE epic space-opera story 42 years in the…


Knives Out – murder most funny

20 December 2019
Knives Out – murder most funny

Knives Out – murder most funny

20 December 2019

Star-studded playful parody of the whodunnit Knives Out (12A) Running time 2hr 10min Rating: ***** TAKING inspiration from classic Agatha Christie whodunnits,…


For diehard cinephiles and Scorsese fans

12 December 2019
For diehard cinephiles and Scorsese fans

For diehard cinephiles and Scorsese fans

12 December 2019

The Irishman - an epic gangster drama with an A-list mob The Irishman (15) Running time 3h 29min Rating *** MASTERFUL Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese…


They couldn't let it go

05 December 2019
They couldn't let it go

They couldn't let it go

05 December 2019

The sisterhood is back in Frozen II Frozen II (U) Running time 1hr 43 min Rating **** 2013’s Frozen was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon.…


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