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I, Daniel Blake Review

It’s not very often we are treated to a cinematic story that hits so close home. I, Daniel Blake hammer’s the nail right on the head off frustration with a fictional tale of one man being screwed over by the state with grim and anger inducing consequences. I, Daniel Blake – Which won this year’s Palme d'Or at the Cannes...

The Hatton Garden Job Review

Described as the most spectacular British crime of this decade, the Hatton Garden heist surprisingly wasn’t just notorious for the theft of £14m of valuables, but perhaps more so because of the men behind the burglary. Experienced thieves, yes, but also pensioners. This somewhat bizarre crime scene has been brought to life in spoof flick, The Hatton Garden Job, where...

Dirty Grandpa Review – Hilariously Filthy and Offensive, De Niro is the epitome of a Dirty Grandpa.

If the thought of constant profanity, pure filthy sexual language and a nearly naked Zac Efron offends you look away now, get on those running shoes and run for the hills as Dirty Grandpa is full of it. In Dirty Grandpa, Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is your straight-laced, preppy lawyer, following in Daddy’s footsteps at his law firm when Granny dies,...

Don’t Knock Twice Review

It has become relatively normal to have low expectations for horror films. They’re the genre that suffers the most from an infamous lack of care and creativity. Luckily, this can lead to some grand surprises, but most of the time they end up being exactly what is anticipated. Don’t Knock Twice didn’t spark a feeling of promise based on its...

Barbershop: A Fresh Cut Review – Social Message with Light Hearted Appeal.

Back in 2002, a new cult movie was born in the form of Barbershop with rapper turned actor Ice Cube taken the helm as Calvin Palmer, Barbershop owner. Now 14 years later the third film in this trilogy, Barbershop: A Fresh Cut, is back with old faces, Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Eve giving us a film with a social...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review

What you should know is that Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is loosely based around two real brothers called, well, Mike and Dave, in their search to find dates for their straight-laced sister’s wedding under her strict orders. What this culminates in is a film which is a one trick pony which relies too heavily on trying to...

Bad Neighbours 2 Review – Bad Taste Galore Delivers Hilarious Stupidity.

Rogen and Efron are back in Bad Neighbours 2 bringing with them the entire inappropriate laugh out loud, disgusting humour and high jinx provided in the first and knocked it out the park with a female overload of stupidity and crafty stunts that will make your jaw hit the floor. As sequels go Bad Neighbours 2 doesn’t fly far from...

East Side Sushi Review

Freshness counts for everything when it comes to sushi.  And, even if you’re not keen on the cuisine, it’s hard to dislike digital release East Side Sushi. According to the opening captions of East Side Sushi, “A good sushi chef can pick up his knives and go anywhere, like a samurai warrior.”  The words are taken from Sushi, the first...

Hacksaw Ridge Review

With any war, one thing you’re guaranteed is a copious amount of blood and grisly gruesome scenes, with the Mel Gibson, directed Hacksaw Ridge, he, in no way shy’s away from that very fact – those with a delicate disposition do not enter this thrillingly gripping story lightly or you may find yourself reaching for a sick bag at...

Truth Review – Blanchett and Redford take us on a Journalistic Trip for Truth

The biopics are coming thick and fast so far this year, and with Truth, we see another intriguing film burst onto the big screen which gives a salute to the investigative journalists out there with Cate Blanchett take on the role of Mary Mapes - ex-CBS Producer of the infamous 60 Minutes show. Not too long ago we were enriched...

Ma Ma Review – Quirky Melodrama of Life, Death and True Love.

Penelope Cruz takes center stage in Ma Ma, a story which focuses on one woman fighting a brave battle with Breast Cancer almost on her own. Ma Ma takes a Cruz and strips her of her voluptuous and stunning image to show a more vulnerable and laid bare yet beautiful woman. Ma Ma may be written and directed by Julio...

Central Intelligence Review – High in Entertainment Value, Low in Brain Cell Use.

Kevin Hart churns out films at a rate of a speeding train; the next on his non-stopping high speed express comes in Central Intelligence. Starring alongside wrestler turned lovable actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Quite frankly, if it wasn’t for Johnson this film would be a total wash out. There certainly is a budding comedic bromanic between Hart and Johnson...

The Lost City of Z Review

Cerebral and oddly intoxicating James Gray’s adventure into one man’s life-long obsession for the Lost City of the Amazon he called Z, takes us on an almost trippy journey of British Explorer Percy Fawcett’s, at times, ridiculed and fateful mission to unearth his dream. The Lost City of Z is an adaptation of the novel from David Gann, but this...

Demolition Review – An emotionless melodrama which fails to connect to its audience.

With Demolition we hope for the same kind of drama and script as Director Jean –Marc Vallee’s Oscar Nominated Dallas Buyers Club and Wild. What we get is a trip into the abyss, filled with nothingness making you feel empty and cheated, leaving nothing but disappointment. From the very onset, Demolition tries way too hard on the melodrama front, almost...

Leave No Trace Review

It’s been eight years since director Debra Granik presented Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone. With only two documentaries in that time, the filmmaker embarks on a delicately emotional feature with Leave No Trace; an adaptation of the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. Going back to nature and the fundamentals of parenthood, Granik produces a nuanced story of self-imposed homelessness; where one army vet Father’s love to protect his daughter from...

Ride Along 2 Review – Is this a tired old Buddy-Cop Movie too Many?

What should you expect from Ride Along 2? Exactly the same as the first, the same storyline, the same tired old gags and Kevin Hart acting the idiotic fool but we do have a different location in Miami. Kevin Hart certainly likes to take the phrase ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ to the extreme and Ride Along 2...

Blood Father Review

When Blood Father opens with a scene showing a young girl buying a copious amount of bullets but only when she asks for a packet of cigarettes is asked for ID you know you’re in for one hell of a tongue in cheek brutal ride of pure action packed frivolity. Aiding the shoot-em-up party in Blood Father is the return...

Southside With You Review

Charisma is one of Barak Obama’s endearing charms – Southside With You - which tells the story of Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama na Robinson’s, first date has this as well as a romantic charm seeping through its very pores. First-time writer/director of Southside With You, Richard Tanne, shines a blinding yet extremely simply light on this tale...

Suicide Squad Review

Warner Bros. may have to start thinking about their DC universe strategy after the big disappointment of Batman V Superman earlier this year, Whilst Suicide Squad certainly outranks this poor show of entertainment it still nowhere lives up to the hype. Superman is dead to the delight of the US Government and U.S. Intelligence officer Amanda Waller played with a...

Freeheld Review – A Tough and Highly Relevant Story.

Freeheld tell's Laurel Hester’s story when it grabbed the national headlines in the states back in 2005, when all this dying woman wanted was for her partner to receive her pension in order to remain financial stable after her death but because she was in a same sex relationship she was denied her dying wish. Laurel and her partner, Stacie’s story...

LIFE, ANIMATED Review

Disney as a brand is pretty inescapable and a large majority of us can safely say it’s a big part of our childhood and the nostalgia attached. There are the casual fans who know the classics, the fans who have their favourites, the fans who know all the songs, and the fans that have visited all the parks collecting autographs...

Norm of the North Review – An overwhelmingly dull animation that should have stayed on the cutting room floor.

As animations go, Norm of the North tries way too hard to be cute and fails miserable as it blunders its way to the end credits where at this point you’ll be gauging your eyes out and wishing for a quick death. Norm of the North is a cute talking Polar Bear (Voice of Rob Schneider), who at an early...

Sausage Party Review

There’s one thing of high importance worth noting about Sausage Party, this food based animation is in no way suitable for any child under the age of 13, Sexual innuendos, pot smoking perishables and with every other word practically being an expletive, certainly see’s this overstepping the boundaries in leaps and bounds. Cleverly written by Seth Rogen as well as...

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Review – is it time for the boys to hang up their dancing shoes?

Alvin and his cute furry brothers are back for another mischief filled journey of misunderstandings and mishaps in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, but what we once loved about this all singing, all dancing little creatures may just be the thing that turns us all away as the lack of entertainment value really starts to grate on...

Phantom Thread Review

It’s almost criminal that Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread is Daniel Day-Lewis’s swansong. The award winning actor has taken method to levels of extremity and immersed himself into character after character with a passionate realism that embroils audiences to his pictures. In his final bow, Lewis brings to life Reynolds Woodcock’s 1950’s style and grace with an artist’s flair of confidence and disdain; giving a master class in believability in...

Kill Command Review – Basic viewing at its best.

As far as Sci-Fi thrillers Director Steven Gomez, better known for his visual effects work with The Cannibal in the Jungle than as a director, hasn’t delivered anything of any note with Kill Command. Basic viewing at best only describes the latest in an over saturated market. Kill Command goes straight in for the kill, there is no build up...

The Girl With All The Gifts Review

The aptest setting for a zombie film is a post-apocalyptic world - The Girl with all the Gifts, which is based on the novel by M.R. Carey – A familiar yet dystopian future which seems too close to the present world we live in today. The common formula for any given zombie is one who has no brains as they...

An Entanglement Review

Unlike feature films, plays, concerts etc., short films aren't necessarily viewed as an entertainment medium for the casual viewer. With films like An Entanglement, it's a shame that short films aren't particularly mainstream enough to be seen by a large number of people. At just 16 minutes long, the short film starring Shiri Appleby (unREAL) features just 3 characters and...

The Nice Guys Review – Gosling & Crowe are a formidable pair in this 70’s Detective Buddy Caper

The Nice Guys official film still

When writer and Director Shane Black teamed up with producer Joel Silver 30 years ago for Lethal Weapon it was the start of a beautiful friendship, one that has blossomed and matured into their new venture - The Nice Guys - for an explosive 70’s bromance comedy with disastrous moments that will truly make you laugh out loud. The Nice...

Triple 9 Review – Yet Another Heist Movie Falls Short of the Perfect Crime.

Triple 9 may have a pretty impressive cast in the forms of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Aaron Paul and Woody Harrelson, and it could just be relying on the names alone to attract its audience as this storyline falls flat of any real excitement. Triple 9 comes from the director of Lawless and The Road, John...

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