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‘Toni Erdmann’ – Film Review

If there’s a thin line between comedy and sadness, this subtitled film from German director Maren Ade inches along it with cool self-confidence. Toni Erdmann is a strange, sometimes hilarious…

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‘Gimme Danger’ – Film Review

We’re living in the golden age of the music documentary. From the red carpet ideals of Supersonic and Montage Of Heck to the smart lure of stirring masterpieces like Amy…

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‘Sing’ – Film Review

For the first few 
minutes of Sing, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching a sequel to one of last year’s best animated movies, Zootropolis. All creatures great and small…

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ – Film Review

“It had better not be shite, Danny.” That’s what returning cast of T2 Trainspotting – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle – told director Danny Boyle…

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‘Jackie’ – Film Review

It would be easy to 
make a politely anodyne film about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America’s most glamorous First Lady. The wife of President John F. Kennedy was by her husband’s…

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‘Manchester By The Sea’ – Film Review

Though this Oscar-tipped film from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret) is named after a scenic seaside town near Boston, Massachusetts, the drama that unfolds is anything…

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‘La La Land’ – Film Review

From its first moment to its last, La La Land is so adorable that if it had physical form it would be hard to hold back from squeezing it. If…

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‘Passengers’ – Film Review

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are the huge Hollywood stars you'd most want to get drunk and do karaoke with. They also have proven track records of injecting personality into…

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ – Film Review

After forking out over $4 billion for Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney is determined to gets its money's worth. Rogue One isn't a sequel to last year's Star Wars: A Force…

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‘Life, Animated’ – Film Review

At the age of three 
Owen Suskind’s speech began to deteriorate. The once chatty kid started to detach from the outside world and retreat into 
a silent one all his…

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‘The Pass’ – Film Review

This spirited British 
film tackles a topical issue that could be a ticking time-bomb. Although LGBT rights have 
made great strides in recent years, most notably with the introduction of…

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‘Chi-Raq’ – Film Review

Arriving weeks after the US elected a president who tried to appeal to African-American voters by telling them, “What the hell do you have to lose?”, Chi-Raq is a bold,…

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