In Review: A Most Wanted Man

by Daniel Goodwin 11 September 2014

The bleak world of John le Carré’s fiction appears fitting for director Anton Corbijn considering the haunting hues of his Joy Division biopic Control (2007) and taut thriller The American (2010). Here Corbijn presents a ghostly Hamburg with dirty neon-soaked bars, cobbled streets and cupboard sized backrooms where spies conspire, a most promising premise. It […]

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In Review: The Master

by Nigel Floyd 15 November 2012

Paul Thomas Anderson, a film-maker whose organic film-making style relies more on responding to what he sees in the ‘dailies’ during filming than to any pre-existing narrative structure, has no idea how to end his stories.

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In Review: Prometheus

by Nigel Floyd 1 June 2012

Stoked by publicity over-kill and panting fanboy scribblings, the slavering anticipation generated by Ridley Scott’s prequel to/re-boot of the Alien series reached stratospheric levels. No film, however extraordinary, could have hoped to match these over-inflated expectations. Now Prometheus is here, and all these blue-sky fantasies have crashed, Icarus-like, to Earth. There’s no denying that the […]

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In Review: The Raid

by Rob Keeling 21 April 2012

Gareth Evans’ Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid has been on the film world’s proverbial radar for several months now. It’s been touted as a game-changing action movie and spoken of in the same breath of some absolute titans of the genre, but would it manage to live up to all the hype?

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In Review: Transit

by Jonathan Hatfull 16 April 2012

Jim Caviezel has taken an odd career path since appearing as mankind’s brutalised saviour in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. He took the lead in AMC’s The Prisoner remake, took villain duties in the daft Denzel Washington action flick Déjà vu and even played an alien who crash-lands into a Viking war

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In Review: Delicacy

by Mairéad Roche 13 April 2012

Delicacy is a film made with a delicate touch looking at the sadness and sweetness of a life lived with and without a real love. Audrey Tautou plays Nathalie; a woman who shares the type of true love with husband François (Pio Marmaï) that does not require any fanfare

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In Review: The Big Boss on DVD

by Michael Ewins 7 April 2012

One of the bloodiest, most brutal films of Bruce Lee’s career, The Big Boss (aka Fist Of Fury) was actually conceived as a star project for co-star James Tien, but the pair swapped roles when director Ng Gar Seung was replaced with Lo Wei. Unfortunately, due to this mid-production switcheroo it’s obvious that some scenes […]

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In Review: The Hunger Games

by Carl Sonley 6 April 2012

The Hunger Games is not Twilight, okay? It’s set in the future after we’ve had a big bust up and been severely chastised by the authorities. Well, now we’ve got that out of the way, let us consider what this new book to film serial juggernaut actually resembles, in style (and substance).

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In Review: Return

by Maryann O'Connor 4 April 2012

Return, written and directed by Liza Johnson, brings a difficult and shadowy subject to the big screen. Kelli (Linda Cardellini) has been away for a good long time, on a soldierly tour of duty and now returns to the bosom of her loving family in Somewhere, USA, ready to live happily ever after. Or not.

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In Review: Into the Abyss – A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life

by Adam Vaughan 31 March 2012

Idiosyncratic director Werner Herzog is the first to admit that the title of his new documentary, Into the Abyss, could apply to any number of his films.

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In Review: Game of Death on DVD

by Ben Sheppard 30 March 2012

Bruce Lee fans will be very excited to hear that some of the Jeet Kune Do founder’s finest work can be found during the run time of Game of Death. Unfortunately, this constitutes roughly fifteen minutes of the film and the remaining footage is, to put it politely, awful.  In fact, describing this as a […]

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