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‘Rampage’ – Big Dumb Fun | Film Review

  There have been many movies based on video games and most cannot rise above the level of mediocre. So Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson faces a monstrous challenge with Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema‘s adaptation of Midway‘s arcade classic Rampage.   After a lab accident in space, a pathogen hits three locations turning an albino gorilla, a wolf and an alligator[…]

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‘Isle Of Dogs’ – Beautiful, Quick-Witted And Charmingly Odd | Film Review

  A bounding, quick-witted tale sporting the classic Anderson elements and exploring the loyalty of the people to ‘man’s best friend’. Isle Of Dogs does not disappoint. It’s a delightful addition to Wes Anderson’s repertoire, including well-known productions such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom.   A brief plot overview: The future. Japan. A people indoctrinated against dogs[…]

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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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