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Day: 28 November 2012

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Film Review: ‘Trouble with the Curve’

★★☆☆☆ Outside Academy Awards hopeful Trouble with the Curve (2012), helmed by Clint Eastwood’s longstanding producer and friend Robert Lorenz who now directs the aforementioned American cinema icon, is a token sports-cum-family drama about the woes of a legendary, ailing baseball scout now entering the twilight years of his illustrious career. Protagonist Gus Lobel […]

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Film Review: ‘Great Expectations’

★★★☆☆ Charles Dickens and Christmas go together like holly and ivy, or Nigella Lawson and a festive lunch. With that in mind, the release of British director Mike Newell’s new adaptation of Dickens’ much-loved literary classic, Great Expectations (2012), couldn’t be timelier. Sadly, however, it could have been better. This well-known and frequently […]

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Film Review: ‘Sightseers’

★★★★☆ Following on from 2011’s occult horror Kill List, in which two contract killers mercilessly slaughtered their way through an assortment of sinister individuals, director Ben Wheatley obviously felt the need for some levity in his career. When comedians Alice Lowe and Steve Oram approached him with their idea for a humorous road […]