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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ – Film Review

Through pure bad luck, the Maze Runner trilogy is a bit late in wrapping up. The previous instalment, The Scorch Trials, came out in 2015. A serious on-set injury to…

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‘Coco’ – Film Review

Pixar is a movie-making machine. Founded in 1986, every one of its first 11 feature films picked up Oscar nods and seven went on to win. But in the last…

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‘The Post’ – Film Review

In 1971, the USA was at war in Vietnam. It was not going well. The American people didn’t know quite how bad the situation was, because the government had, for…

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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ – Film Review

You’re likely to come out of Three Billboards feeling very emotionally confused. There almost certainly won’t be many films funnier than this in 2018, but there are equally unlikely to…

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‘Darkest Hour’ – Film Review

There are certain combinations of actor and role that, before even a second of footage has been shot, start screaming ‘AWARD SEASON CONTENDER’. Daniel Day Lewis and Abraham Lincoln. Helen…

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‘Molly’s Game’ – Film Review

When it comes to making films about poker, the less time spent at the table, the better. Yes, high stakes and tension are exciting, but focus on a complex game…

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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ – Film Review

When Jumanji came out in 1995 its goofy star Robin Williams was at the peak of his box office powers. Mrs Doubtfire had charmed audiences two years before and with…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – Film Review

Fun as it was, The Force Awakens was Star Wars by the book. It replayed the plot of A New Hope, with enough tweaks and loveable new characters to come…

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‘Blade Of The Immortal’ – Film Review

If you’ve a strong stomach for violence and are up for 140 minutes of almost constant fighting, then Blade Of The Immortal is an enormously enjoyable time at the cinema.…

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‘Stronger’ – Film Review

Based on a true story, Stronger stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a man who lost both legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He has to deal not only…

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‘The Disaster Artist’ – Film Review

You’ll remember if you’ve seen The Room. It’s not the kind of movie you forget, hard as you may try. Released in 2003, it’s a film so terrible, so boundlessly,…

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‘Suburbicon’ – Film Review

On paper, Suburbicon should be a classic. It’s directed by George Clooney, it began life as a Coen Brothers script and it stars Oscar-winners Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. All…

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