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‘A Quiet Place’ – Truly Terrifying | Film Review

  In recent years there has been a boom in quality horror films and this trend continues with the post-apocalyptic film A Quiet Place.   In the near future, most of humanity has been wiped out by fast moving creatures who are blind but make up for it with sensitive hearing. The only way to avoid them is not making[…]

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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ – A Sequel For Your Inner-Child | Film Review

  Back in 2013, Pacific Rim was able to appeal to ‘geek’ audiences thanks to the star power of its director, the Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro and its basic premise of skyscraper-sized robots fighting monsters. Now a sequel has been made with John Boyega leading his first blockbuster outside the Star Wars saga.   10-years after the events of the[…]

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ – Another Brutal Meditation On Grief From Lynne Ramsay | Film Review

  After a six year hiatus since 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay returns with another distressing experience to add to her oeuvre. It seems her films – pretty much all revolving around themes of guilt and grief – just keep getting darker and more brutal.   She took a similarly large break between 2002’s[…]

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‘Red Sparrow’ – Grim and Uncomfortable Viewing | Film Review

  The spy-thriller Red Sparrow is the latest star vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence and it is a film that is over-reliant on shock value to tell its story.   Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is the star ballerina at the Bolshoi whose career is cut short after her leg is broken during a performance. Desperate for money Dominika turns to her[…]

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‘I, Tonya’ – A Hard-Hitting and Engaging Biopic | Film Review

  Figure skater Tonya Harding is most infamously known for being connected to the attack on a rival skater in 1994. Now her story has been told in the comedy-drama I, Tonya.   Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) is a skater who has trained from the age of four, driven by a natural talent and dominating mother (Alison Janney). Harding came[…]

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