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Paddington – Film Review

Paddington Bear's first ever big screen adventure arrives in the midst of an unlikely controversy. The British Board of Film Classification initially cited "mild sex references" as part of the…

Horrible Bosses 2 – Film Review

Horrible Bosses 2 is a classic comedy sequel: it tries to recreate the infectious camaraderie and constant lolz of the original, which became a surprise box office smash back in…

Nightcrawler – Film Review

Jake Gyllenhaal's Lou Bloom is an outsider drawn to the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism. Armed with a digital video camera and police radio scanner he joins the race…

Horns – Film Review

Daniel Radcliffe plays a radio DJ wrongly accused of his girlfriend's violent killing in a macabre fantasy thriller based on the book by Stephen King's son Joe Hill. The writer…

Fury – Film Review

Brad Pitt is tank captain 'Wardaddy' in David Training Day Ayer's visceral and harrowing WWII drama. The Fury of the title is a Sherman tank deployed behind enemy lines as…

Jimi: All Is By My Side – Film Review

How do you make a Jimi Hendrix biopic without featuring a single note of his music? It's a question 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley, denied use of Hendrix's…

Nas: Time is Illmatic – Film Review

There are several ways to tell the story of a classic album, but for their take on Nas' 'Illmatic', first-time filmmaker One9 and his writing collaborator, former Vibe magazine staffer…

The Babadook – Film Review

When widowed mum Amelia (Essie Davis) reaches her wits' end with troubled young son Sammy (Noah Wiseman) she's hallucinating through lack of sleep and plagued by visions of his father…

Björk: Biophilia Live – Film Review

Even by Björk's increasingly esoteric standards, 'Biophilia' was a lot for fans to digest when it was released in October 2011. This wasn't just a boring old pop album, she…

The Judge – Film Review

The hype around this first release from Robert Downey Jr's new production company has focused on the Iron Man and Sherlock star, but The Judge is essentially Robert Duvall's film.…

Palo Alto – Film Review

"You're young, you don't know why you do things, but there's always a reason," high-school soccer coach Mr B (James Franco) tells student, striker and part-time babysitter April (Emma Roberts).…

Northern Soul – Film Review

Elaine Constantine's cinematic love letter to Northern Soul has been a long time in the making and comes garlanded with a huge, authentic soundtrack and a book that delves deep…