Film review – Get Out

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GET OUT Deceptively upbeat psychological horror-thriller about a mixed race couple’s “meet the parents” weekend in the country where all is not what it seems.  Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams and directed by debutant Jordan Peele. Get Out is one of those … Continue reading

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Film review – Hail Caesar !

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HAIL CAESAR ! Reverential spoof of the golden age of Hollywood written, produced and directed by the Coen Brothers, starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. Harking back to the halcyon days of yore … Continue reading

Film review – Man Up

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MAN UP A very British, very modern romcom, starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell and Rory Kinnear. Simon Pegg’s done very well for himself, hasn’t he ? Not only does he get to hang out with the likes of Tom Cruise … Continue reading

Film review – Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good Gritty British espionage thriller, starring Peter Firth and Kit Harrington. Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the last ten years, you’ll probably be aware of the hit series, Spooks, which might perhaps best … Continue reading

Film review – Unfriended

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UNFRIENDED Low budget US indie horror-thriller that takes place online as viewed through the laptop of one of the characters. As the movie starts, the familiar Universal logo begins to flicker and become blocky. As the giant letters revolve around … Continue reading

Film review – Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON The latest release in the Marvel superhero action saga, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader. Having grown up as a Batman fan, I much prefer the darker, more realistic … Continue reading

Film review – Child 44

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CHILD 44 Post-war espionage thriller set in Stalin’s pre-KGB Soviet Union, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Paddy Considine. Based on the award-winning novel by Tom Rob Smith and produced by Ridley Scott, Child 44 is a brutal post-war thriller but … Continue reading