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Review of Sing Street

Review of Sing Street

Writer / director John Carney has carved a niche for himself in creating films about musicians of various abilities. The critically acclaimed Once was followed by the underrated Begin Again…

Review of Truth

Review of Truth

Usually when someone says a film got mixed reviews it is a polite way of saying they were bad. In the case of Truth they literally were mixed in the…

Review of The Commune

Review of The Commune

At the fag-end of the summer blockbuster season, I thought I’d treat myself to something completely different – the latest from Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. He has given us the…

Review of The Shallows

Review of The Shallows

There have been a surprisingly large number of shark films since Jaws in 1975. Most of them have been made for TV / straight to DVD dross with the four…

Review of The Library Suicides

Review of The Library Suicides

In one of my recent reviews, I was bemoaning the lack of originality in low-budget British film making. The Library Suicides from director Euros Lyn is a near textbook example…

Review of Jason Bourne

Review of Jason Bourne

Its been 12 years since The Bourne Identity gave a shot in the arm to the action film genre. Pacy, gritty and less outlandish than the formulaic efforts produced by…

Review of The Fall: Decker vs Budd

Review of The Fall: Decker vs Budd

Given a brief cinema release a few weeks ago, this documentary has already been shown on Sky Atlantic. Still available on catch-up, and sure to be in rotation in the…