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‘The Lost City Of Z’ – Film Review

Based on the 2009 book of the same name, The Lost City Of Z features Charlie Hunnam (from Sons Of Anarchy) as real historical figure Percy Fawcett, a British soldier…

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‘Get Out’ Film Review

Get Out opens with a scene we’ve seen countless times in horror films: a lone young person walks nervously through an unfamiliar neighbourhood, eyes darting around for the attack they…

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‘Beauty and The Beast’ Film Review

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast doesn’t need to be dazzlingly original. As we’re told in the most famous song it borrows from the 1991 animated film, this…

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Film Review

Twelve years after his last film appearance, King Kong stomps back into cinemas looking bulkier than ever before. The giant ape now stands at 100ft tall, dwarfing the 25ft monster…

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‘Trespass Against Us’ – Film Review

The trio of Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson and Sean Harris (the villain in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, weirdo in many other films) is so vastly talented that the prospect…

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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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