Romance

Mr. Right – Review

One of the best things about the rise of streaming is that a lot of small films that might not merit wide releases quickly become available to large audiences. Such is the case with Mr. Right, an action comedy that had a limited release this month, but which is already available on some On Demand...

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Not Another Happy Ending – Review

Not Another Happy Ending – Review

Unless a Rom-Com has been written by the king of British romance, Richard Curtis, UK efforts don't tend to get a lot of exposure, which is a shame because the Glaswegian-set Not Another Happy Ending is one of the most enjoyable films I've seen from this genre in a while. Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) stars...

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – Review

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – Review

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg could almost be called The Colours of Cherbourg. The film is bright as a freshly painted button. "A film in song" according to director Jacques Demy, it is also intensely romantic, and rather sad, as well. The film was Jacques Demy's third feature film, the predecessors to which...

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Stuck in Love: Review

Stuck in Love: Review

From laughing at some of the ludicrous scenarios to tugging on your heart strings, Stuck in Love takes you on a roller-coaster of emotions. It features a stand-out performance from Lily Collins and a very unexpected cameo from Stephen King. A light-hearted rom-com worth seeing. It's been long three...

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Populaire – Review

Populaire – Review

In France they don't use a QWERTY keyboard or typewriter, instead the letters spell out AZERTY. But why would anyone nowadays use a typewriter anyway? In the case of Populaire, because they want to be the fastest typist in the world, and that world is situated in the 1950s. Set in a glossy,...

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Beautiful Creatures – Review

Beautiful Creatures – Review

It seems like vampires are out and witches are in this year. Beautiful Creatures tells an enchanting love story with intriguing characters, and marrying gorgeous backdrops with slick effects. Beautiful Creatures is based on the young-adult best-selling novel of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret...

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Gangster Squad – Review

Gangster Squad – Review

Another year, another gangster movie. With an all-star cast including Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Gangster Squad is the latest in a long line of Hollywood tales about the elusive lives of the Mafia and those who fought against them. Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and...

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Great Expectations – Review

Great Expectations – Review

Some people were forced to read Great Expectations at school and others have chosen to delve into Charles Dickens of their own accord. Whatever your reason for watching the new film adaptation, you should prepare yourself for a rather pleasant surprise. Directed by Mike Newell, who also helmed Harry...

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Review

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Review

Twilight fills our screen one last time, with Breaking Dawn - Part 2 as director Bill Condon takes the finale of the franchise to a new level in attempt to conclude on a high note. The plot begins just after Bella (Kristen Stewart) has given birth under the most painful circumstances to daughter Renesmee....

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The Five-Year Engagement – Review

The Five-Year Engagement – Review

The Five-Year Engagement is your standard, funny 124 minutes that entertains all the way through, without being too taxing. Jason Segel is on his usual good form as Tom, the nice guy who just wants to marry the girl. Emily Blunt plays the girl, a high-flying career-type who wants the guy but also the...

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