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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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‘Bleed For This’ – Film Review

It’s hard to get too excited about another boxing movie after last year’s Southpaw, which featured a knockout performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, and this year’s endearing Rocky sequel Creed. But…

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‘I Am Bolt’ – Film Review

Usain Bolt has been the fastest man in the world for so many years that it’s hard to really remember a time before him. He turned sprinting from a deathly…

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‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ – Film Review

Since this utterly delightful spin-off was announced in 2013, it’s been anticipated as a grown-up answer to Harry Potter. In its unflinching approach to political and personal tragedy, grown-up it…

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‘Red Oaks’ – TV Review

When we last saw gawky college kid David Myers (Roberts), in the season one finale of this fine sitcom, he was waving goodbye to his Paris-bound girlfriend Skye at New…

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‘Arrival’ – Film Review

We’ve all seen ENOUGH films to know that when aliens eventually come to Earth, they’ll do so for one of two reasons: they’ll either be set on blowing us to…

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ – Film Review

Revered fashion designer Tom Ford made an impressive directing debut with 2009’s A Single Man, an elegant portrait of a lonely gay university professor living in ’60s California. His second…

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‘Doctor Strange’ – Film Review

If this year's crop of comic book movies has been disappointing for some, Doctor Strange is an eleventh hour consolation prize. Featuring a title character whose roots lie in the heady psychedelia of the…

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‘Trolls’ – Film Review

Troll dolls with Jedward hair and the gormless stare of Bez from Happy Mondays have managed to be an on-off fad for over five decades. One might wonder why they…

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‘I, Daniel Blake’ – Film Review

It would be hard to imagine a film that’s more of-the-moment than Ken Loach’s latest. It follows the life of Daniel, a middle-aged widower living in Newcastle. After a heart…

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‘American Honey’ – Film Review

Andrea Arnold’s previous films have been so bone-deep British – whether it’s people enduring domestic misery on council estates in Red Road and Fish Tank, or women in corsets, rain-sodden…

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