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‘Heal The Living’ Film Review

A key sequence near the start of Katell Quillévéré’s Heal The Living involves a stretch of road becoming ocean. Seventeen-year-old Simon (Gabin Verdet) and his friends are driving home after…

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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Film Review

When the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film hit cinemas three summers ago, it benefited from the element of surprise. No Marvel Studios blockbuster is ever an underdog, but few…

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‘Fast and Furious 8’ – Film Review

For the second half of its existence, the Fast and Furious franchise has been hurtling, engine roaring and muscles vibrating, away from sense. It has whizzed past logic. The laws…

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ – Film Review

Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary on race in America is as despairing as it is inspiring. Inspiring because of the change that occurred in such a short space of time in…

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Raw – Film Review

The last film that made this writer want to puke was Love Actually. For very different and far better reasons, masterful French-Belgian body horror Raw activated the gag reflex at least three…

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‘Free Fire’ – Film Review

Thank goodness for Ben Wheatley. The mastermind behind modern British film classics Kill List, Sightseers and A Field In England made his name via a wonderfully warped approach that recalled…

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‘Life’ – Film Review

It’s surely on page one of the Space Explorer Handbook that you don’t poke aliens. It’s just a bad way to ingratiate oneself. The crew in Life pay a high…

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‘The Lost City Of Z’ – Film Review

Based on the 2009 book of the same name, The Lost City Of Z features Charlie Hunnam (from Sons Of Anarchy) as real historical figure Percy Fawcett, a British soldier…

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‘Get Out’ Film Review

Get Out opens with a scene we’ve seen countless times in horror films: a lone young person walks nervously through an unfamiliar neighbourhood, eyes darting around for the attack they…

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‘Beauty and The Beast’ Film Review

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast doesn’t need to be dazzlingly original. As we’re told in the most famous song it borrows from the 1991 animated film, this…

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Film Review

Twelve years after his last film appearance, King Kong stomps back into cinemas looking bulkier than ever before. The giant ape now stands at 100ft tall, dwarfing the 25ft monster…

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‘Trespass Against Us’ – Film Review

The trio of Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson and Sean Harris (the villain in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, weirdo in many other films) is so vastly talented that the prospect…

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