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Film Review: T2 Trainspotting

Producer/director Danny Boyle’s filming of Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting back in the halcyon days of 1996 was a major sleeper hit and a cultural event, and…

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Review: Tubular Bells For Two

Mike Oldfield’s massively popular 1973 album is impossible to perform live without an army of assisting musos (as Oldfield himself has proven several times), so…

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Review: Trainspotting

From the moment you enter the Station Underground venue (with warnings scrawled outside, music blasting and the main cast dancing feverishly), you know that thi…

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Film Review: Silence

Silence, Martin Scorsese’s first feature since 2013’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, is a mighty, sometimes cinematically gorgeous passion project, and specifically a…

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Film Review: Hidden Figures

While the ‘true story’ of Hidden Figures has obviously been fiddled with and composited for dramatic effect (and a PG Rating), director Theodore Melfi’s biopic …

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Film Review: Fences

Playwright August Wilson refused to let Fences, his 1983-penned, Tony-Award-winning Broadway hit, be filmed unless it had an African-American director. This led…

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Film Review: Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann is a huge, sprawling family drama that’s being widely seen as a comedy, but it wasn’t intended that way. Writer, director and co-producer of this G…

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Film Review: Manchester by the Sea

While terribly, even hauntingly painful at times, Manchester by the Sea is also generously funny, which is rather odd given that it’s a film about grief, self–l…

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Film Review: Moonlight

Adapted from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and directed by Barry Jenkins, this remarkably restrained yet profoundly moving dram…

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Film Review: Lion

Lion is a powerful, tear-jerking examination of identity with leads Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel doing excellent work.…

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Film Review: Jackie

Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s first film outside his home country (and shot virtually back-to-back with Neruda, another non-biopic about a misunderstood figu…

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Film Review: Edge of Seventeen

Hailee Steinfeld (from the Coens’ remake of True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2 and plenty more) is the best reason to catch this, the first film written, directed and p…

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Film Review: Passengers

Despite an original script by Jon Spaihts that wound up on the 2007 ‘Blacklist’ (an annual Hollywood rundown of much-liked but as-yet-unmade screenplays), okay …

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Film Review: Assassin’s Creed

Filmings of video/computer/whatever games are usually a wretched lot, as the fairly ghastly Warcraft demonstrated midway-or-so into 2016 (and let’s not even thi…

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Film Review: A United Kingdom

Film Review: United Kingdom

English director Amma Asante’s follow-up to her similarly factually-based Belle is a bigger, trickier, more sprawling epic, and yet the performances save it, ev…

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Film Review: Moana

Moana, the latest computer-animated epic from Disney (and four directors!), has already proven a hit.…

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Film Review: Paterson

The latest from writer/director Jim Jarmusch is more similar to his earlier work than his recent (but still very cool) vampire saga Only Lovers Left Alive, with…

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Film Review: The Legend of Ben Hall

Director Matthew Holmes’ The Legend of Ben Hall is a bit long and seems very clean for a bushranger tale but succeeds when the story picks up pace.…

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Film Review: Queen of Katwe

The fairytale story that is Queen of Katwe ticks boxes, but the formula it follows is a satisfying and moving one with Oscar-worthy performances.…

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