Film reviews and more

Year: 2017

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#Martyn Conterio

DVD Review: 78/52

 ★★★★☆ Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 tells us everything we wanted to know about Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but were afraid to ask. It’s 90 minutes of riveting analysis and forensic insight into a film which truly can boast the distinction of […]

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#Joseph Walsh #Reviews

Film Review: Silence

★★★★☆ God’s Will, or the lack thereof, lies at the core of Martin Scorsese’s Silence, based on the novel by the Japanese author Shûsaku Endô. It’s a contemplative, hushed tale marked with moments of violent ecstasy (in the true sense […]

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#Reviews #Tom Duggins

Film Review: Passengers

★★★☆☆ If you’ve ever been stuck in an airport lounge, motorway service station or transit hub hotel, you might feel a sceptical appreciation for Passengers, the latest film from director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, The Imitation Game). Aboard an intergalactic shuttle, […]

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The best films of 2016

For vast swathes of society, 2016 has been something of an annus horribilis. But never fear. As is customary, we’ve cast our collective eyes back over the year to pick out some cinematic highlights. Despite being based in the UK, […]

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The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016

For several years now, contemporary consumption has been drifting inexorably towards the apparent death of physical media and thoughtful curation in favour of limitless choice and instant streaming. Fortunately, cinema still has those who are fighting the good fight. Where […]