30th Nov2018

‘Widows’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Coburn Goss, Alejandro Verdin, Bailey Rhyse Walters, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Molly Kunz | Written by Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn | Directed by Steve McQueen Steve McQueen is four for four in terms of cinematic masterpieces after Hunger, Shame, 12 […]

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06th Nov2017

‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Barry Keoghan, Sunny Suljic | Written by Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos | Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Having made a name for himself with weird-yet-accessible black satires like Dogtooth (and its sort-of-sequel Alps) and The Lobster, Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos remains true to form with his sophomore English-language effort, […]

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17th Jan2016

‘True Detective: The Complete 2nd Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The level of hype around True Detective: The Complete Second Season means it had a huge job to do. The first season created something special with the relationship between Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and created a mythology. Where the second season fails is that it totally forgets that altogether… While calling it a failure […]

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22nd Jun2015

‘True Detective 2×01: The Western Book of the Dead’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I welcome judgment.” Cool, Ray. You asked for it. True Detective‘s first season seemed to have the zeitgeist firmly in its swamp-mummy claws, an unexpected pulp hit hitched to live-wire performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, filmed by the thunderous Cary Fukunaga, and veined through with little rills and creeks of cosmic horror. It […]

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25th Dec2013

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman | Written by Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith | Directed by John Lee Hancock Based on the pedigree of Saving Mr. Banks  all signs point to a possible fluff piece. Disney is making a movie about Disney?  Surely it […]

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04th Apr2013

‘Seven Psychopaths’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko | Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh Former playwright Martin McDonagh has made the transition from the stage to film look seamless and easy. With his 2008 film In Bruges and the recent release of Seven Psychopaths, McDonaugh has shown that no matter what the format […]

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