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Review of Misconduct

Review of Misconduct

There was a time when any film starring both Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino would have got a lot more publicity. There would almost certainly be pre-release awards talk. Unfortunately,…

Review of Ghostbusters

Review of Ghostbusters

I thought the campaigns of orchestrated misogyny on the Internet had reached a peak with last year’s Suffragette, but I wasn’t counting on the reaction to this remake. I’m rarely…

Review of The Violators

Review of The Violators

The press blurb accompanying this film mentions it is set in the “forsaken wastelands of Cheshire’s little seen urban over-spill”. Whilst that particular part of the country may be little…

Review of Summertime

Review of Summertime

Cinema history hasn’t exactly been littered with lesbian love stories until recent years with the high-profile critical hits like Blue is the Warmest Colour and Carol. Summertime attempts to follow…

Review of The Neon Demon

Review of The Neon Demon

Drive (2011) was such a success, both commercially and critically that it was a real breakthrough for Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. His follow-up, Only God Forgives (2013) was derided…

Review of Fire at Sea

Review of Fire at Sea

Available at some art house cinemas and widely on demand, this is a much lauded documentary from director Gianfranco Rosi. It is set in Lampedusa, a small island off the…

Review of Now You See Me 2

Review of Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me (2013) was one of those films that didn’t seem to be crying out for a sequel, but I liked it enough – despite the disappointing final…