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‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’ – Film Review

If you saw Bone Tomahawk, S Craig Zahler’s first movie, then you may just about be prepared for the level of brutality in his second. That film memorably included a…

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‘The Snowman’ – Film Review

It’s not nice to see a director as talented as Tomas Alfredson make something as terrible as The Snowman. His previous two films, Let The Right One In and Tinker…

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‘The Ritual – Film Review

This British horror film, based on an acclaimed novel by Adam Nevill, begins in a very British setting: the pub. Some male friends in their 30s are debating where to…

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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ – Film Review

If there’s one absolute truth to be drawn from The Meyerowitz Stories it’s that any film would be improved with a couple of scenes of Dustin Hoffman running. It’s not…

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‘On the Road’ – Film Review

Michael Winterbottom has always been one for experimentation. With '9 Songs' he attempted to make a romantic porno. With the TV series The Trip, he got three very funny series…

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ – Film Review

To make a sequel, 35 years on, to one of the most important sci-fi movies is an act of incredible hubris. That Denis Villeneuve has made a Blade Runner movie…

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Film Review

It’s common for action movies to end with a hint at the sequel. The presumed-dead villain opening an eye. A long-lost character emerging from the shadows. The first Kingsman ended…

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‘American Assassin’ – Film Review

American Assassin has been dogged by more controversy than a Donald Trump tweet. Based on the novel series by the late US author Vince Flynn, the film was slammed earlier…

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‘Mother!’ – Film Review

Maybe prepare 
yourself somewhere dark and quiet to have a nice sit down after watching Mother!. You’ll appreciate the opportunity to decompress, even if you emerge with no better idea…

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‘Wind River’ – Film Review

Warmth is tough to come by in Wind River. The bleak setting is an Indian reservation in the mountains of Wyoming, where spring brings only more snow. Its inhabitants are…

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‘It’ – Film Review

The two-part TV version of It looms large in the horror canon, having birthed the evil clown trope, the haunted funhouse attractions at Halloween scare parks and the ‘killer’ clown…

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‘God’s Own Country’ – Film Review

Johnny (Josh O’Connor) is a man of extremely few words, or even facial expressions. On a struggling farm on the Yorkshire Moors, he toils from morning to night, doing the…

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