Film Reviews

Gravity – Review

Gravity – Review

Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s long anticipated new film, five years in the making, eloquently harnesses the raw mystical power of near space for self-reflective emotional weight as well as utilising its majestic, at times terrifying setting for staggeringly compelling action sequences. The profound...

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Full of Soul: Muscle Shoals – Review

Full of Soul: Muscle Shoals – Review

Muscle Shoals is a name I wasn’t familiar with before I heard of this documentary. By the time the credits rolled I knew it was one of the most important locations in musical history. Documentaries, quite often, are engaging, emotional experiences because of the people in them. What they go through, what...

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Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition review

Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition review

Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary I both love and wished was more. Luckily, the special edition solves a fair few of the niggles I had the first time around. When I first saw Indie Game: The Movie, I felt disappointed that it wasn’t the film I wanted it to be. That it wasn’t a collection of...

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The Bling Ring – DVD Review

The Bling Ring – DVD Review

Inspired by a Vanity Fair article, The Bling Ring invites audiences into the world of the teenage burglars who went to extreme lengths to emulate their rich and famous idols. The film is entertaining enough, but it raises a question: does director Sophia Coppola fail to adequately address key questions...

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Milius – Review

Milius – Review

John Milius is the biggest name among that revolutionary generation of American filmmakers from the late 1960s and 1970s that you've never heard of. Now the documentary Milius is set to put that right. Maybe you had heard of him, but personally John Milius was new to me before watching this film. This...

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Grimm Series 2

Grimm Series 2

From a giant fly that craves human eyes, to an army of haggard-faced zombies, the disturbing creatures in Grimm have never been more grotesque. The second series of the American supernatural drama combines a thrilling and intriguing plot with compelling characters and gruesome graphic effects which makes you...

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Enough Said – Review

Enough Said – Review

Fans of James Gandolfini will be hopping around in anticipation for the release of Enough Said, the actor's penultimate film. Luckily, unlike his third-to-last film Nicky Deuce which has had poor reviews, this is a worthy last testament to Gandolfini's considerable talents. Gandolfini might be getting...

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Prince Avalanche – Review

Prince Avalanche – Review

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch starring opposite one another in an 80’s set dramedy about labourers painting a road is a peculiar proposition. A proposition that gets more peculiar by virtue of its director, David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) and its score, composed by instrumental indie rock...

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The Wicker Man – The Final Edit

The Wicker Man – The Final Edit

There can be few cult films that are cultier than Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man. Part of the fascination seems to lie with the multitude of different versions of the film. Now, 40 years after its initial release a pristine 4K HD version of 'middle version' is released, with lots of extra goodies. Before...

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The Witches (1966) – Review

The Witches (1966) – Review

The Witches includes the last performance by a legend of the silver screen in a feature film. It is also a sort of Wicker Man prototype. This isn't quite enough to make it one of the classic Hammer Horrors. Released in 1966 when London was at the height of its Swinging period, The Witches stars Joan...

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