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‘Don’t Take Me Home’ – Film Review

There are long-suffering sports fans… and then there are followers of the Welsh national football team. Until last summer’s Euros, it had been almost 60 years since Wales had qualified…

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‘Logan’ – Film Review

It’s hard to think of a more beaten-up Marvel superhero than Logan. This third solo outing for the adamantium-clawed brawler best known as Wolverine finds him living in an authoritarian…

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ – Film Review

If you could accept the initially flimsy premise – that Keanu Reeves’ retired hitman was compelled to load up his guns again because a mobster’s son killed his dog –…

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‘Moonlight’ Film Review

Moonlight’s status as an award-season champion – it’s already taken a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Drama) – rising above much starrier, more expensive films, is at odds with…

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‘The Founder’ – Film Review

We’ve long known the story of how McDonald’s burgers are made, thanks to documentaries like Fast Food Nation. This jaunty biopic tells how McDonald’s itself was made. As with the…

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‘Fences’ – Film Review

In 2010, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis starred in a Broadway production of August Wilson’s play Fences. It was a big hit and won many awards. What you are effectively…

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ – Film Review

You have to go back about 20 years – to the George Clooney days – to find a live-action Batman that isn’t sociopathically macho. Recent portrayals have refused to let…

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‘Loving’ – Film Review

In the late 1950s, Richard Loving married Mildred Jeter. They lived a modest life in Virginia, not bothering anyone, just going quietly about their business. Yet one night police raided…

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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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