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Review of Clash

Review of Clash

The setting for Clash is Egypt in 2013. Two years after the revolution, widespread protests have broken out since the election of Muslim President Morsi, who has just been deposed…

Review of Mad To Be Normal

Review of Mad To Be Normal

R.D. Laing was a controversial Scottish psychiatrist working in London in the 1960s. Eschewing the usual treatments of tranquilisers and electro-shock therapy, he housed (and lived with) unmedicated (save for…

Review of Snatched

Review of Snatched

Snatched stars Goldie Hawn (Linda) and Amy Schumer (Emily) as mother and daughter who go on holiday to Ecuador together after self-obsessed Emily loses her job and gets dumped by…

Review of Colossal

Review of Colossal

I can understand why Colossal has not been funded by a major studio, as I couldn’t imagine a film with such a bizarre premise getting greenlit on the basis of…

Reviews of Prevenge and Letters from Baghdad

Reviews of Prevenge and Letters from Baghdad

Two films that had small release earlier this year, and can still be seen at some reparatory cinemas, are also now available on Amazon Prime… Prevenge Filmed in just 11…

Review of 20th Century Women

Review of 20th Century Women

Set in California in 1979, Annette Bening plays Dorothea, a single mother to a 15 year old boy, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) and shares her house with lodgers Abbie (Greta…

Review of Miss Sloane

Review of Miss Sloane

A timely drama from director John Madden, Miss Sloane tells the story of Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), a lobbyist working in Washington DC. Offered the job of heading up a…

Review of Alien Covenant

Review of Alien Covenant

The latest instalment in the long running Alien franchise, from director Ridley Scott is a wildly uneven affair. Set 10 years after the events shown in Prometheus and about 20…

Review of The Levelling

Review of The Levelling

Over the last few years, we have had a few very bleak English rural dramas, such as The Goob in 2015. I have found all of them underwhelming but Hope…

Review of LA92: The Riots

Review of LA92: The Riots

It is 25 years since the Los Angeles riots triggered by the police beating of Rodney King, and there is going to be a slew of documentaries on the subject.…

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