Posts Tagged ‘Film Review’

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Review: Dumbo

Tim Burton and Disney team up to bring another animated classic to life in live action, with mixed results of solid moments and missed opportunities

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A round of short films courtesy of the Manchester Film Festival provide a heartfelt and hilarious look into extraordinary people and events in modern life

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Review: Capernaum

Nadine Labako has delivered an Oscar nominated gem of a film which holds all power to account with a deeply emotional story, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Stephen Merchant’s dramedy about a Norwich born WWE superstar succeeds through its wholesome heart and a fantastic lead performance from Florence Pugh

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Review: Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit is a revenge thriller that proves nothing more than a particularly dull entry in a string of bad genre flicks

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Review: The Mule

A terrible example of trying to have your own cake and eat it. Balancing an interrogative character piece alongside Clint Eastwood having two threesomes

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Review: Hell Fest

This new indie slashfest, Hell Fest, proves entertaining and creative, but is held back by tedious leads, dull set pieces and predictable deaths.

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Review: Widows

Four women must take over a heist after their husbands die on the job, yet seemingly Widows still focuses on the men, inexplicably

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Review: Border

The new film from Ali Abassi is expertly crafted and a detailed deep dive into complex questions of the modern world, fronted by fantastic performances

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MANIFF 2019: Isabelle

A sluggish and derivative possession-horror that’s only amusing so as to think of better films it steals from which you could be watching instead.

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Review: A Private War

A Private War explores Marie Colvin’s career and personal life, with her words “I see it so you don’t have to” ringing in the audience’s ear.

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Review: Escape Room

Escape Room is a confused, poorly written mess of a horror film that’s also glorious to watch for its ridiculousness and bizarre imagination.

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Review: Overlord

A cohesive and well-paced ‘Nazi zombies’ movie, Overlord is a solid genre-mash up with impressive action sequences, and gruesome body-horror, writes Alfie Clark

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Review: Two For Joy

Izzy Sharp finds aspects of Tom Beard’s Two For Joy compelling and heartfelt, yet ultimately unable to strike home with its depiction of the tensions within a modern British family

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