Comedy

All in Good Time – Review

All in Good Time – Review

Such strict rules govern the rom-com genre that it is hard to avoid repeating the same old thing. One way around this is to brazenly take an old idea and revamp it. All In Good Time has used this approach and made a film that may not be entirely original, but is still funny and moving in equal measure. The...

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American Pie: Reunion – Review

American Pie: Reunion – Review

Having a third helping of pie is always pushing it slightly. You know probably shouldn’t but when it tastes this good; why not? So when you are offered a fourth, it is downright gluttonous. That’s what we’ve done with American Reunion though. After nine years away from our screens, and thirteen since the...

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Twice Around the Daffodils – Review

Twice Around the Daffodils – Review

Two British comedy institutions collide in Twice Round the Daffodils: the Carry On films and the Doctor series. The result however is not quite as jolly as you might expect. The film is more of a drama with jokes, than a comedy. This is no bad thing, however. Not only does the film feature Carry Ons...

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The Source – Review

The Source – Review

The Source is an extremely beautiful exploration of the traditional Muslim culture in a small  North African village. It may focus on a single village, yet it represents a much broader picture of femininity and equality that deserves to be brought to the attention of a wide audience. The Source is the...

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Il Boom – Review

Il Boom – Review

Italy changed a lot in the years after the Second World War. The country picked itself up from the ruins of war and transformed into one of the world's largest economies. It went from being a country of bicycle thieves and impoverished shoe-shines to one of il (economic) boom. Vittorio De Sica's two...

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Battleship – Review

Battleship – Review

In the London press conference for Battleship, director Peter Berg said that he wanted to make a “big summer popcorn fun, bad-ass movie” and he has succeeded in making just that. Spectacular visual effects and fighting sequences will shake you to the edge of your seat, and he doesn't forget the...

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Delicacy – Review

Delicacy – Review

It's quirky, it's French, it's Audrey Tautou - what could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a few things, as it turns out... Delicacy follows the story of Nathalie (Tautou) who is so loved up it's almost unbearable. Her cutesy romance with Francois (Pio Marmai) involves kissing outside cafés, twirling in...

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Review

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Review

India can be a pretty intense experience at the best of times, but it must be even more so if you're a pensioner. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel somewhat sanitises the full mind-bending experiences that are the Subcontinent and growing old to create a nonetheless charming film. Before anything else...

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This Means War – Review

This Means War – Review

What happens when two top CIA spies fall for the same girl? The answer can be found in This Means War, a film that has everything, especially if you are looking for three good-looking people in an action-packed and humorous spy caper. Directed by McG, of Charlie's Angels and Terminator Salvation fame, we...

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Roman Polanski’s Carnage – Review

Roman Polanski’s Carnage – Review

Roman Polanki's Carnage arrives in the UK on the 3rd February 2012 with some gold plated acting talent. The film stars two Golden Globe nominated actresses, Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster, alongside Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly. Putting family life under a microscope has long been a popular device...

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