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Zombieland: Double Tap

Strangely the sequel to 2009's sleeper hit, Zombieland, comes lumbering its way into cinemas 10 years later. Although 10 years have passed in our world that is not the case in the Zombieland universe. When Zombieland: Double Tap opens we’ve only progressed forward in time slightly. Our core protagonists Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), Tallahassee […]

The Favourite

No matter how many Oscars this may win, it won’t come near what it deserves. This is film making at its finest. The quasi historically accurate story of Queen Anne’s rule during the British/French hostilities of the early 1700s is told with wicked humour, unmitigated vulgarity, lush visuals and gold-statue winning performances. Olivia Colman is […]

Battle Of The Sexes

On the rising swell of the second wave of feminism, women in the early 1970s were demanding gender equivalence in all things, including prize money for a sport in which they had always been equally proficient - tennis. Couple this social agitation with a loud-mouthed, unapologetically chauvinistic retired male tennis star who is in dire […]

Aloha

Aloha has taken some flak ahead of its release, mainly due to the infamous Sony email hacking scandal which revealed the studio’s grim outlook for the film. The romantic comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) feels at its heart like a love letter to Hawaii, wrapped in a rom-com, wearing […]

Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight is Woody Allen’s latest film, and it has a lot in common with 2011’s Midnight in Paris. Both feature a beautiful French backdrop, stunning 1920’s costumes, and themes that ponder our relationship with reality. Colin Firth plays Stanley, a self-important illusionist who is invited to expose the swindles of a psychic […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the much anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster. It delivers twice the thrills and mayhem, as super-villains Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) attack Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who continues to be torn between his mortal and superhero status, whilst his crime-fighting is […]