Film Reviews

The mad professor of comedy – Ricky Gervais: Science review

The mad professor of comedy – Ricky Gervais: Science review

"If you've come here to revise for your thesis, you're f*cked." Meet Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais is a man of many, many talents. BAFTAs, Golden Globes, The Office, the introduction of Karl Pilkington to the world at large, Extras, Flanimals... suffice to say, he's not been a lazy comedian. Science is...

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Due Date – a review

Due Date – a review

Director Todd Phillips clearly felt that we were all due another bromance before Hangover 2 came out, so created this vaguely funny comedy to keep us interested in the mean time.  But like expectant parents, we would have been happy to wait the full nine months, for a health, bouncing... Hangover...

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Carlos mini-series reviewed

Carlos mini-series reviewed

Whether it's Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, the man (allegedly) responsible for last weekend's cargo plane bomb and the 'underwear bomb', or Carlos the Jackal who shot and bombed his way through the 1970s and 80s, newspaper photographs of the international terrorists are anonymous, bland and mysterious. The three-part...

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Get Him To The Greek, a DVD review

Get Him To The Greek, a DVD review

In the last year Russell Brand has been propelled from a funny and slightly odd UK serial shagger to an A-list movie star with a super-famous pop star wife. How has this happened you may ask? We're not sure and judging by Get Him To The Greek, no one has stopped the whirlwind he's caught up in to check if he can...

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Burke and Hare: A Review

Burke and Hare: A Review

Fairly morbid comedy is something of a speciality for director John Landis, and in re-telling the true story of the Burke and Hare murders, he gets to indulge in exactly what he does best. It might be almost thirty years since Landis' iconic horror-comedy, An American Werewolf in London, but with Simon...

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The Concert isn’t quite on key- a review

The Concert isn’t quite on key- a review

It's fair to say that a film about a Russian orchestra may not necessarily be at the top of my movie wishlist. My grandma on the other hand is a huge classical music fan, so I decided to watch The Concert with her. As I suspected, it didn't really interest me but my grandma on the other hand thoroughly enjoyed...

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LFF Review: Black Swan

LFF Review: Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky once again proves himself as one of the leading American independent film directors with his gloriously manic fifth feature, Black Swan. After its premiere at Venice in September, no other film arrived at this year's BFI London Film Festival with quite as much hype as Black Swan....

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The London 48 Hour Film Project: Review

The London 48 Hour Film Project: Review

Last night the first screening of films made in this year's London 48 Hour Film Project took place at the Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Square. After an exhausting 48 hours filming and editing, 23 teams submitted their short films, all of which had to contain the following elements - Character: Sam or...

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Watchers in the Night: Legend of the Guardians 3D review

Watchers in the Night: Legend of the Guardians 3D review

There's a new breed of super-bird in town, and it's not the plasticine poultry of Chicken Run. Owls are seriously incredible birds to watch, real or otherwise. Their eyes are huge and expressive. Their heads can rotate a whopping 270 degrees, and of course, they fly completely silently. So, what happens...

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LFF Roundup #1: Young Girls in Black, Heartbeats, Two Gates of Sleep, Womb

LFF Roundup #1: Young Girls in Black, Heartbeats, Two Gates of Sleep, Womb

Behind the throbbing crowds of the red carpet and prestigious Gala screenings that dominate the media coverage of the London Film Festival, there are also a host of premiers for other pictures. Some worthy of your attention, others not. Sometimes it can be easy to forget amidst the scale of such a large...

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