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Month: December 2018

The best of 2018: Our films of the year

There can be little doubt that 2018 gave cinephiles one of the most diverse and exciting years of the new millennium. It was a year that produced such rich satires as Sorry to Bother You, BlackKklansman and Make Me Up, and where […]

Film Review: Mary Poppins Returns

★★★★☆ “Grown ups forget, they always do,” says Emily Blunt as practically perfect Mary Poppins at the beginning of Mary Poppins Returns. While Jane and Michael Banks (Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw), now adults facing the repossession of their childhood […]

The best counting cards films of all time

Playing casino games is all about winning, isn’t it? There’s the element of fun, of course, but for many of us, it’s the thought of winning huge sums of money that drives us to casinos. With card games, there’s a […]

Film Review: The Last Movie

★★★☆☆ The Last Movie, the classic “lost” film from Dennis Hopper, is a postmodern muddle containing occasional flashes of brilliance, but those moments alone can’t light-up a dated story which reeks a little too much of creative self-indulgence. As far […]

DVD Review: Kusama – Infinity

★★★☆☆ Kusama – Infinity delves into the life and work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama tracing her story from a period of early ambition and rebelliousness which took her to the US and saw her surviving in a brutally competitive, […]

Film Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

★★★★☆ No costumed crime fighter has been rebooted and re-imagined more times than Spider-Man, so we might be forgiven for sighing at the prospect of yet another iteration of old web head. Yet this animated feature spins an entirely fresh and […]

Film Review: The Old Man & the Gun

★★★★☆ Director David Lowery’s latest is based on the real-life shenanigans of Forrest Tucker, played here by Hollywood great Robert Redford, and his aging ‘Over the Hill Gang’. Tucker’s gang robbed a series of banks in the 1980s, but rather […]

Film Review: Creed II

★★★☆☆ After winning the World Heavyweight Championship under the fatherly tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Adonis ‘Donny’ Creed (Michael B. Jordan) faces a new threat in the shape of Viktor (Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu), son of Ivan Drago – […]

Film Review: Disobedience

★★★☆☆ Hot from the success of A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio returns with the sexually charged, emotionally restrained Disobedience. Rachels Weisz and McAdams star in this tale of forbidden love and community proscription, yet Lelio’s film exhibits a level of visual […]