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‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ – Film Review

Maths is a tricky thing to translate into exciting viewing. Watching someone balancing algorithms or messing about with multivariate polynomials just isn’t conducive to urgently shovelling popcorn into your face.…

Eddie The Eagle – Film Review

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards was either one of British sport’s biggest failures or one of its greatest heroes, depending on how important you consider actually winning things to be. …

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review

Anticipated for decades, the grand punch-up between Superman, last son of Krypton, and Batman, lost son of Gotham, arrives not with great fanfare but with a big, wet, farty raspberry.…

‘Welcome To Me’ – Film Review

The role of Alice Klieg will not be one of those big, dramatic turns that makes people see a comedian in a new light. Yet while still a comic part,…

‘Zootropolis’ – Film Review

Who would have thought that the smartest film of 2016 so far would centre on a cartoon bunny? Saying that Zootropolis deals with complex issues of racial, sexual and class…

‘High-Rise’ – Film Review

Ben Wheatley’s films don’t like an audience to be comfortable. Whether he’s going all out to disturb with something like Kill List or making his version of a romantic comedy,…

10 Cloverfield Lane – Film Review

Are you on any heart medication? Are you of a particularly nervous disposition? Do you have a bladder you might describe as 'untrustworthy'? If you answer yes to any of…

‘The Witch’ – Film Review

To call The Witch a horror film may give you the wrong idea. We hear ‘horror’ and we tend to think shocks, monsters, the catharsis of laughter after a nasty…

‘Anomalisa’ – Film Review

For his latest attempt to understand the human condition Charlie Kaufman has, in a very Kaufman-ish way, turned to puppets. The man who wrote the weird and affecting Eternal Sunshine…

‘Truth’ – Film Review

In a just world, one free of arcane rules and fine print, Cate Blanchett would have been battling herself in this year’s Best Actress Oscar category. Yet for now it’s…

‘Hail, Caesar!’ – Film Review

Joel and Ethan Cohen’s love of Hollywood’s Golden Age runs deep. From 1991’s Los Angeles screenwriter drama Barton Fink to 2001’s noir pastiche The Man Who Wasn’t There, these brothers…

‘The Forest’ – Film Review

This supernatural horror unfolds in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, a notorious suicide destination that’s said to contain “yurei”, or ghosts. When seemingly grounded Sara Price is told her flaky identical twin…