Film Reviews

Klondike – DVD Miniseries Review

Klondike – DVD Miniseries Review

Richard Madden (Robb Stark of Game of Thrones) must be experiencing déjà vu all over again. What with winter coming, all those wolves, and an opening credit sequence that resonates so closely to Thrones', it’s a wonder he doesn’t get his lines confused. One wonders too, coming from the heights of Westeros,...

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All is Lost – Review

All is Lost – Review

Writer and director JC Chandor has said he was inspired to write All is Lost by a fatal car crash he was involved in aged 19. He and two other passengers survived, but his friend behind the wheel did not. Chandor described the event as "very, very intense." This emotion has informed his film. Gripping...

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Digging for Victory – Review

Digging for Victory – Review

A driving passion, in-depth knowledge and perhaps a little eccentricity are key to success for a fruitful allotment, and very often for an engaging documentary too. So the Capel St Mary Allotment Association should be an ideal subject matter for a film even if you don't know your horticultural...

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Locke – review

Locke – review

“Do it for the concrete! Do it for the piece of sky that we are stealing!” – not words you expect to hear in a thriller. Particularly not when they’re words that roll out of Tom Hardy’s mouth in a quasi-ridiculous, yet ultimately entirely compelling Welsh drawl. The man is Ivan Locke, a well...

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Khumba – Review

Khumba – Review

What makes a good animated film? High quality graphics, a solid plot, engaging characters and the odd animal thrown in to please the little ones in the audience. Khumba, a South African computer-animated comedy adventure has been crafted by Triggerfish Animation Studios to be a modern feature animation box...

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The Motel Life – Review

The Motel Life – Review

Brothers Gabe and Alan Polsky team up on the directorial duties for The Motel Life, their debut feature film. Adapted from Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same title, the film follows two down-and-out brothers, Frank and Jerry, as they flee from the law in the wake of Jerry’s involvement in a...

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Afternoon Delight – Review

Afternoon Delight – Review

What starts out as an interesting update on a story of a relationship stuck in a rut quickly spirals into a series of tiresome tropes in Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight. The retro cherry-topped banana split posters for this film fail to reflect one of its few positive attributes. The self-conscious...

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Non-Stop – Review

Non-Stop – Review

Non-Stop is the latest film from Jaume Collet-Serra, a film director better known for horrors such as House of Wax, Orphan and the psychological thriller, Unknown. The film starts with Liam Neeson’s character, Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks, in a car outside the airport. He is alone, clasping a...

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In Fear – Review

In Fear – Review

Jeremy Lovering’s début feature length film follows two young adults on a romantic getaway. Their vacation slowly slips from idyllic to dark as the two become completely lost as night closes in on the claustrophobic lanes of the emerald isle. This is a film held together primarily through two...

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The English Teacher – Review

The English Teacher – Review

When a former student of Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a reclusive yet passionate English teacher, arrives back in town after failing as a playwright in the big smoke, she sets out to kick-start his career in theatre production. Craig Zisk’s fluffy US comedy takes great pains to highlight the...

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