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film Reviews

Film Review: Part 3 - Sundance London...

This is the final batch of films reviewed from last weekend - The Voices, The Case Against 8 and The One I Love. The One I Love...

Film Review: Sabotage (2014) - In cinemas...

Sabotage - review Director: David Ayer Duration: 109 minutes (US) Brutal deaths aplenty. Public office hasn’t dampened...

Film Review: Silent Sonata (2011) - Out...

Silent Sonata - review Director: Janez Burger Duration 77 minutes (Slovenia) Anonymity provides a universal import in Silent...

Film Review: Part 2: Sundance London Film...

Sundance London review: Part 2 The distinct lack of drunken revellers and discarded mucky food cartons is probably the easiest...

Film Review: Sundance London Film and...

Sundance London review: Part 1 Before we get into the meat of matters, we thought we'd share with you a few of the things...

Film Review: We Are The Best! (2013)

**** Director: Lucas Moodysson Duration: 102 minutes (Sweden) Let The Right One In for music-fans. No, this doesn’t have...

Film Review: Locke (2013)

**1/2 Director: Steven Knight Duration: 85 minutes (UK/US) Overrated Tom Hardy vehicle set in a vehicle. If you like your Welsh...

Film Review: 'Wake In Fright' (1971) and...

This is quite the week for cult film releases. Greeting the public in two generously addorned packages (both externally and...

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter...

****1/2 Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo and Joss Whedon Duration: 136 minutes (US) An adrenaline-fuelled rush of excitement...

Film Review: Saving Mr. Banks - Out on...

**** Director: John Lee Hancock Duration: 125 minutes (US/UK/Australia) Disney magic wrapped up in a film tracing the making of...

Film Review: 'Jeune et Jolie' - Out on...

*** Director: Francois Ozon Duration: 95 minutes (France) Acclaimed French director Francois Ozon dips into the morally...

Film Review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour -...

****1/2 Director: Abdellatif Kerciche Duration: 179 minutes (France/Belgium/Spain) It’s the Palme d’Or winning film...

Film Review: The Rocket - Out in selected...

**** Director: Kim Mordaunt Duration: 96 minutes (Australia/Thailand/Laos) A nomadic journey, which takes place across the...

Film Review: 'The English Teacher' - Out...

*** Director: Craig Zisk Duration: 93 minutes It is interesting that for a film depicting the inner conflictions of a...

Film Review: Serpico - Out now on Blu-Ray

****1/2 Director: Sidney Lumet Duration: 130 minutes (US) For those who may have gawped in awe at the follicle flamboyance on...

Film Review: Blue Jasmine - Out on DVD

***1/2 Director: Woody Allen Duration: 98 mins (US) Silence the ‘return to form’ mutterings and any other...

Film Review: Le Week-End - Out on DVD

****1/2 Director: Roger Michell Duration: 93 minutes (UK) Watching an ageing married couple hit the streets of Paris for a...

Film Review: Robocop

**** Director: Jose Padilha Duration: 118 minutes (US) Set in 2028, one of the first things that may strike you about the...

Film Review: The Armstrong Lie (Documentary)

***1/2 Director: Alex Gibney Duration: 124 minutes (US) Is there a name in sport that offers a more convenient shortcut to a...

Film Review: The Selfish Giant - Out on DVD

**** Clio Barnard shines through assured direction and consummate storytelling in this profound Fable about two young boys...

Film Review: The Stuart Hall Project -...

The BFI brings to DVD the Sundance and Sheffield documentary film festivals’ acclaimed feature on an important...

Film Review: You're Next - DVD release

*** Director: Adam Wingard Duration: 95 minutes (US) Quiet, quiet, quiet, BANG!! Traditional horror tropes-aplenty in...

Film Review: The Square

**** Director: Jehane Noujaim Duration: 108 minutes Oscar shortlisted documentary on the uprising in Egypt; a revolution that...

Film Review: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

**** Director: Justin Chadwick Duration: 139 minutes (UK/South Africa) In light of recent events, there is a rather large...

Film Review: All Is Lost

***** Director: J.C. Chandor Duration: 106 minutes (US) Alone, adrift and in dire need of salvation. This is not a presumptuous...

Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation...

**** Director: Peter Jackson Duration: 161 minutes (US/New Zealand) To those who are excited and invested in the series, it is...

Film Review: Homefront

*** Directed: Gary Fleder Duration: 100 minutes (US) Our hero, Jason Statham, is a normal man (albeit an ex-DEA agent) just...

Film Review: Carrie

** Directed: Kimberly Peirce Duration: 100 minutes (US) Remakes, remakes, remakes. Is there a reason for them to exist other...

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Catching...

**** Director: Francis Lawrence Duration: 146 minutes There is always cause for concern whenever news arrives that a much loved...

Film Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of...

Dir: Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn Duration: 95 minutes After the runaway success of ‘Despicable Me 2’ earlier this...

Film Review: The Crash Reel

By Asantha Jayaweera The rise and fall and rise again of Olympic Snowboarding hopeful Kevin Pearce is both horrifying and...

Film Review: Captain Phillips

**** Dir: Paul Greengrass Duration: 134 minutes (US) It is 2009 and an American cargo ship is heading through international...

Film Review: For Those In Peril

Review by Greg Wetherall Picture the scene; you survive a horrific accident. Ravaged and scarred by the events, you then return...

Film Review: 'Soho Cigarette' To Premiere...

** Style Can’t Keep This Cigarette Alight Anyone who is able to wade through the muddy waters and obstacle-strewn...

Film Review: Museum Hours

Museum Hours - Review by Greg Wetherall **** A leisurely film that pores through the relationship between art and life may not...