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T2: Trainspotting

T2: Trainspotting is the sequel to the 1996 cult classic film of the same name revisiting the original characters as older men and surprise, surprise, they have not changed their criminal tendencies or their addiction to heroine. Danny Boyle is again directing for the sequel and he takes the same indie film approach revealing Edinburgh, […]

Jurassic World

It’s been 22 years since the first Jurassic Park left audiences enamoured with the concept of a dinosaur theme park, and that sense of wonderment has been successfully reinvigorated in this third sequel. Jurassic World happily skips over sequels two and three and gives plenty of nostalgic nods to the popular original. The park, also named […]

Entourage

The boys are back and it’s like they never left. The enduring bromance between Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his entourage, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) is now living large on the big screen. Entourage series creator and the film’s writer/director, Doug Ellin, knows how to give fans what they […]

PARTISAN

Screened at the Sundance Film Festival, this Australian drama/thriller revolves around an isolated commune consisting of abused women and children. Commune leader Gregori (Vincent Cassel) has transformed the children into assassins and tragedy strikes when his adopted 11-year-old son Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) finally refutes his teachings. The story is seen from Alexander’s perspective and talented child […]

The Cut

This historical drama is written, produced and directed by Fatih Akin, an award winning German film maker of Turkish origin. Set in 1915, the story focuses on a man’s (Tahar Rahim) desperate search for his daughters after surviving the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. A grand scale production which spans 6 years, this film will […]

My Mistress

Trying to escape the grief of a recently dead father, Charlie discovers Maggie – a mysterious woman of esoteric profession. A film about a 16-year-old male falling in love with an S & M mistress could have been merely salacious and tawdry but director Stephen Lance has fashioned a complex and quite subtle tale that […]

A Walk Among the Tombstones

At first glance this may seem like a Taken clone in that it stars Liam Neeson and centres around an ex-cop who now hunts down criminals with his “particular set of skills”, however, this is a more cerebral than action-oriented affair. Set in a rain-soaked, gloomy and grey New York circa 1999, the environment and […]

Annabelle

A young couple (Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton) have a problem: woeful taste – as exemplified by their ornaments, framed needlework and tan coffee mugs (the mugs are unforgivable – even for ‘60s middle-class). They also own one of the ugliest dolls ever, which after an attack by satanic cultists, becomes a conduit for an […]

We Are the Best!

With ABBA splitting, it seems the two most dangerous things left in 1982 Stockholm were boredom and conformity: enter two loveable 13-year-old nonconformists, Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) and Klara (Mira Grosin), who believe punk is the recipe for life – despite the fact that everyone else says it’s dead. They set out to convert shy Christian […]

The Immigrant

1921: Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and her ill sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan) arrive in the USA at the Ellis Island immigration centre after fleeing post WWI Poland in “pursuit of happiness”. Director James Gray bases The Immigrant partly on the experience of his grandparents who immigrated to the USA in 1923, and seems to have faithfully […]