Review: Ben Stiller In Brad’s Status

Ben Stiller is more than capable of putting on a serious face and stop acting like a goofball, in order to show us all how he can cope under the pressures of being a serious actor. We have seen Stiller act seriously in films like Greenberg (2010) and While We’re Young (2014). Although he performed better in Greenberg […]

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For Your Consideration: Benny Safdie, Best Supporting Actor, Good Time

Connie Nikas: You’re incredible, do you understand? Nick Nikas: Yeah. Good Time has a run time of 101 minutes, it’s a non-stop thrill ride which barely stops to catch its breath. Although the main character Connie (Robert Pattinson) dominates the screen and gives a strong performance, it is Benny Safdie as Connie’s mentally disabled brother who really […]

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For Your Consideration: Patrick Stewart, Best Supporting Actor, Logan

“I always know who you are. It’s just sometimes I don’t recognize you.” Charles Xavier,  Logan Logan marked Patrick Stewart’s seventh film in the X-Men series as the mutant leader Professor X. But Logan was different and Stewart was different. He was real, vulnerable and magnificent. 2017 was certainly a memorable year for film, but […]

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Get Out: It’s Not A Laughing Matter

Sight and Sound magazine recently declared Get Out it’s film of 2017. And while I personally disagree with this, I do think it’s a good, solid film which is certainly deserving of its praise, but it’s not my personal favourite film of 2017. However, I can understand why so many critics praise it, and why […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Might Be Too Big

The release of a new Star Wars film has always been a huge event. It has become something that is hyped about up to a year before it’s release usually around Christmas time. So Santa can make sure to bring all the good little Jedi boys and girls the latest action figures and cute stuffed […]

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Fight or Flight? The Tale Of Two Lovers In Spielberg’s The Terminal

I don’t do romantic comedies, I find them predictable and cliched. But I do like Tom Hanks, because well he’s Tom Hanks. And, I adore Steven Spielberg because well he’s Steven Spielberg. So in theory I should enjoy The Terminal (2004). My boyfriend recommended it, saying “It’s really good.” but he has terrible taste in […]

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Empire Of The Sun: Goodbye To Childhood

Empire of the Sun marks Spielberg’s departure from the theme of childhood and innocence and is his first step into more adult territory with films such as Schindler’s List, Amistad and Saving Private Ryan. It’s a film which shows just how well Spielberg can handle the theme of war and loss, something which he tried […]

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A.I. – Spielberg’s Greatest Fairytale

It has taken over a decade for critics to finally realise just how great A.I. Artificial Intelligence actually is. A.I. was Stanley Kubrick’s pet project, until he passed away and Steven Spielberg took over. Upon its initial release, many critics and audience members didn’t quite know how to respond it, with some critics dismissing it […]

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Coco And The Breadwinner Lead The 45th Annie Awards Nominations

The current box office smash hit, Coco has topped the 45th Annie Awards nominations, and is this year’s hottest contender for Best Animated Feature. Although, there may be a dark horse around the corner, with Irish cartoon ‘The Breadwinner’ being nominate for 10 awards as well, including best independent animated feature. Coco is a dazzling and stunning Pixar film, which […]

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Review: Justice League

We’ve been waiting for this film ever since Tim Burton’s Batman appeared on our screens back in 1989 (my birth year), and it’s taken nearly 28 years to see the Justice League on the big screen. The question on everyone’s mind is whether or not Justice League can live up to the hype. Well, may […]

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Review: Kristen Stewart’s Directorial Debut Short ‘Come Swim’

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. — Norman Cousins Many of us have a fear of the water, there is something unnerving about what lurks beneath us and the threat of being pulled under. Kristen Stewart’s (yes, that Kristen Stewart from Twilight) […]

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Review: The Florida Project

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” Kailash Satyarthi In Sean Baker’s excellent The Florida Project we see the glorious, almost technicolor world through the eyes of six year old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), who is living below the poverty line in post-election America. However, she doesn’t see […]

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Review: Call Me By Your Name

A review by Bianca Garner “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” These words are profound and they sum up the power of love, it makes us weak in ways we never thought possible, but this same weakness can make an individual stronger. Call Me By Your Name addresses the complexities of a […]

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The Silence Of The Lambs: A Truly Intelligent Blockbuster Horror Film

By Bianca Garner “Believe me, you don’t want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.” These words uttered by Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) in The Silence of the Lambs are a warning to us all. We do not want Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in our heads; but ultimately we become obsessed about him as the film’s narrative unfolds. He […]

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