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Review of A Hologram for the King

Review of A Hologram for the King

This new Tom Hanks starrer from director Tom Tykwer is a largely frustrating affair. There is a kernel of a very good story that gets scuppered by it going off…

Biggest release week of the year part 5: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Biggest release week of the year part 5: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The trailer for this film sets it up as an out-and-out comedy. However, it is really a slyly funny, satirical look at the war in Afghanistan, with plenty of dramatic…

Biggest release week of the year part 4: Our Kind of Traitor

Biggest release week of the year part 4: Our Kind of Traitor

In the last decade or so, there has been a slew of great John le Carr√© adaptations, both on the big screen (The Constant Gardener, the peerless Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,…

Biggest release week of the year part 3: Mustang

Biggest release week of the year part 3: Mustang

Mustang Nominated for a best foreign language Oscar earlier in the year, Mustang has received a belated release in the UK this week. Set in Northern Turkey, in the present…

Biggest release week of the year part 2: Everybody Wants Some!!

Biggest release week of the year part 2: Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!! 1993’s Dazed and Confused was my favourite Richard Linklater film until he released his masterpiece, Boyhood. 23 years later, a spiritual sequel, Everybody Wants Some!!, hits our…

Biggest release week of the year part 1: Green Room

Biggest release week of the year part 1: Green Room

After a couple of weeks when Captain America Civil War was allowed to dominate the box office, and before the upcoming X Men movie we have a sudden clutch of…

Review of Florence Foster Jenkins

Review of Florence Foster Jenkins

Just weeks after Margueritte told the fictionalised version of the same story, here comes Florence Foster Jenkins. She was a New York socialite and music lover who had a passion…

Review of Court and Son of Saul

Review of Court and Son of Saul

I arrived at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, in the middle of the monsoon season, to see this double bill of recently released subtitled movies. As I took my…

Review of Demolition

Review of Demolition

After seeing Louder than Bombs the day before, I had a real feeling of deja vu in the early parts of Demolition. Here, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Davis, a man struggling…

Review of Louder Than Bombs

Review of Louder Than Bombs

This is a never less than interesting but a very uneven drama about the effect a mother has on her family. Isabelle Huppert plays Isabelle (mostly in flashback scenes), the…