Film Reviews

The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders

The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders

The notorious indie rock band, The Libertines, reunited at the 2010 Reading and Leeds Festival. There Are No Innocent Bystanders is a behind the scenes documentary from The Libertines' friend and photographer, Roger Sargent, who takes a look at the band's tumultuous history, their undeniable influence on the...

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You Only Live Once – DVD Review

You Only Live Once – DVD Review

It is a strange fact that the Land of the Free locks more of its citizens in prison than any other country in the world. This American love of incarceration gave the European refugee film director Fritz Lang the perfect scenario for his second US movie, the doomy, melancholy, pre-noir You Only Live...

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God Bless America – Review

God Bless America – Review

God Bless America is not for the faint-hearted. It is however, for those who appreciate an insightful satire on today's world, especially the mass-consumption of America. Directed by comedian/writer/producer Bobcat Goldthwait, it comes wrapped up in a generous helping of comedy that will make you laugh in spite...

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Free Men – Review

Free Men – Review

There are many types of men, some are strong and brave, some less so. Some are X-Men and an even smaller number are free men. Despite having no super powers or funny outfits, free men, in their own way, save the world too. One of these free men is Younes (played by Tahar Rahim of the excellent Un...

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Once Upon A Song – Review

Once Upon A Song – Review

Once Upon A Song has everything a typical chick flick needs - it has plenty of catchy songs, a great dance routine and most importantly, a hot guy to gawp over. Between the saccharine-rich,  yet catchy,  songs, the witty script actually makes you laugh out loud. This sickly-sweet musical will leave you feeling...

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Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – DVD Review

Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – DVD Review

Not ones for staying out of trouble, the Famous Five are made up of siblings Julian, Dick and Anne, their tomboy cousin George and her dog Timmy. The quintet are reunited every holiday, when the siblings visit their aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin in the seaside village of Kirrin. Popular children's author...

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She Monkeys – Review

She Monkeys – Review

Two teenage girls find friendship, rivalry, and possibly something more, in the competitive world of horse vaulting. These are two of the playful, selfish, maddening she-monkeys that give this obscure Swedish film its name. Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser) joins an equestrian vaulting team where she meets...

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The Old Curiosity Shop / Nicholas Nickleby DVD Review

The Old Curiosity Shop / Nicholas Nickleby DVD Review

Many of Charles Dickens' classic novels have become classic films over the years. To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dickens himself, Thomas Bentley’s 1934 film The Old Curiosity Shop and Alberto Cavalcanti’s 1947 film adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby have been re-mastered and re-released on...

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Dragon Dynasty – Review

Dragon Dynasty – Review

Dragon Dynasty was released back in 2006 as a TV film, which is our first clue that it may not be up to the standards of a Hollywood blockbuster. However, if you want to see some great dragon action then watch away. The story, written by Berkeley Anderson and directed by Matt Codd, finds Marco Polo and...

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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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