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Review of The Meddler

Review of The Meddler

Susan Sarandon is largely considered one of the finest screen actresses around, but, typically for actors her age (70 this year) she very rarely gets the roles her talent deserves.…

Review of Love & Friendship

Review of Love & Friendship

I’m generally not the biggest fan of Jane Austen adaptations. They are usually fine, but with the material far too familiar they tend to lack some dramatic interest. Thankfully, Love…

Review of Race

Review of Race

I guess the biggest surprise with Race is that this story of how Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 hasn’t been made into a…

Review of Versus: The Life & Films of Ken Loach

Review of Versus: The Life & Films of Ken Loach

Under appreciated in his own country, Ken Loach has had an unprecedented run of brilliant films for the last 36 years. This documentary on the great film director largely concentrates…

Review of The Absent One

Review of The Absent One

For some reason, I seem to have missed the boat with the whole scandi-crime explosion that has become so popular on BBC4 and now Walter Presents. However, I did enjoy…

Review of The Daughter

Review of The Daughter

The Daughter is an example of how you can make a film with decent-to-good performers, hand them a serviceable script (based on a play by Henrik Ibsen), and produce something…

Review of The Nice Guys

Review of The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys was right at the top of my must see in 2016 list. A private eye movie, set in the 1970s, written by Shane Black and starring Ryan…

Review of Money Monster

Review of Money Monster

The main criticism you can aim at Money Monster is that it doesn’t know what it wants to be – a straightforward hostage drama, a financial conspiracy story, or a…