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Review of American Made

Review of American Made

I guess Tom Cruise remains Hollywood’s most bankable star; and just a couple of months after his reboot of The Mummy, he is back in American Made. It’s based on…

Review of Detroit

Review of Detroit

Director Kathryn Bigelow made some reasonable films in the early part of her career, such as the much loved Point Break. However, nothing, apart maybe from her involvement in the…

Review of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Review of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

There is quite a lot of historical ‘what-if’ fiction out there. What if JFK had not been assassinated, for example, or most commonly, what if Germany won the second world…

Review of The Midwife

Review of The Midwife

When a middle-aged midwife, Claire (Catherine Frot), is contacted by the former girlfriend of her father, Beatrice (Catherine Deneuve), her initial inclination is to have nothing to do with her.…

Review of The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Review of The Hitman’s Bodyguard

After last week’s ultimately disappointing Atomic Blonde, and the very poor Overdrive, we have yet another late summer action movie. Like the other two, I fear that The Hitman’s Bodyguard…

Review of Netflix originals

Review of Netflix originals

It is the fashionable thing to praise the quality of Netflix’s output. I can’t comment on their TV series as I don’t have time to watch those, but its original…

Reviews of Annabelle: Creation and Overdrive

Reviews of Annabelle: Creation and Overdrive

Annabelle: Creation Anthony Paglia and Miranda Otto are Samuel and Esther Mullins, the devoted parents to a young daughter, Bee (Samara Lee), but their world is shattered when Bee dies…

Review of Atomic Blonde

Review of Atomic Blonde

If you imagine a film about double crossing spies in Berlin in 1989, in the days leading up to the collapse of the wall, a sombre John Le Carre like…

On demand round-up August 2017

On demand round-up August 2017

The following are all available from most on-demand services, e.g. Amazon Video, Talk Talk TV, and Sky Store: City of Tiny Lights It is good to see a modern day…

Review of Scribe

Review of Scribe

In Scribe, Francois Cluzet plays a middle-aged man called Duval. Alone, unemployed since losing his accountancy job and battling a drink problem, he has a pretty desperate life. One evening,…

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