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Day: 10 October 2012

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Film Review: ‘Radioman’

★★★☆☆ With a growing Hollywood resume that now includes Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla (1998), Scorsese’s The Departed (2006) and R-Patz flick Remember Me (2010) (to name but three), audiences may well wonder just why it is that they hadn’t heard of the not-so-elusive Radioman in advance of Mary Kerr’s […]

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Film Review: Private Peaceful

★★★☆☆ Pat O’Connor’s Private Peaceful (2012) is a finely-told story of two young brothers, battling the ups n downs of childhood, the confusion and difficulties in adolescence and two of the more troubling things that could happen during the life of a young man: fighting a war for […]

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Film Review: ‘Hit and Run’

★☆☆☆☆ Hit and Run (2012) is one of the many films spawned under the influence of broad, masculine-driven US comedies like 2009’s The Hangover, where stereotypes are in abundance and bad taste is essential. Unfortunately for writer, co-director and lead actor Dax Shepard, his attempt of writing a […]

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Film Review: ‘Pusher’ (2012)

★★★☆☆ Drugs and gangster films are becoming more and more commonplace in British cinema. The latest is Pusher (2012) – Luis Prieto’s British remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult hit of the same name – and thankfully it is one of the better drug-fuelled thrillers to be […]

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Film Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania’

★★★☆☆ Hotel Transylvania (2012), the latest animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation starring the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez, is pleasingly pure and simple – even for the biggest of kids. The eminent Count Dracula (Sandler) runs a hotel where monsters […]

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Film Review: ‘Ruby Sparks’

★★★★☆ Rarely do films about writers/writing successfully capture the creative process. However, married directorial duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris manage to hit the nail on the head with Ruby Sparks (2012), a magical romance with a perfectly-pitched level of quirky humour. Paul Dano stars as the socially […]