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‘Crimson Peak’ Is A Magnificently Dark And Bloody Gothic Horror | Film Review

  Guillermo del Toro’s intensely dark Gothic horror is a fairytale for adults steeped in blood, mystery and passion. Young, aspiring writer Edith Cushing’s (Mia Wasikowska) life is permanently altered when she falls for the dashing English aristocrat, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). He soon whisks her away from her New York home to his Gothic mansion deep in the English[…]

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You Go Girls! ‘Suffragette’ Doesn’t Sugar-Coat | Film Reviews

  I went into this film feeling slightly wary. Historical blockbusters frustrate me somewhat because they are usually so inaccurate, either romanticising facts to give more impact to the unaware audience, or even changing real people to combine two characters. Meanwhile there is always a dollop of historical fact on an eagerly fed spoon. I want to see something that’s[…]

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‘Trumbo’ – Desperately Seeking Attention But Not Earning It | Film Review

  From a speedy glance, Trumbo appears to tick all the criteria of an Oscar-bait Best Picture contender. You only need to look at the winners of the last five years (The Artist, Argo and Birdman) to spot the trend that Hollywood moguls love a film that’s all about Hollywood. Throw in a stellar cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Helen[…]

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‘Suffragette’ – Important, Topical And Gifted With A Superb Cast | Film Review

  And so begins the 59th BFI London Film Festival. Kicking off the cinematic festivities is an extremely important film, both in terms of its historical subject matter but also in reflective terms of how British society has been shaped since then. Now more than ever is a time when women’s voices are still demanding to be heard. It was[…]

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‘Macbeth’ – Brutal Adaptation With Style And Substance | Film Review

Justin Kurzel’s ‘Macbeth’ divides opinion, but that is what keeps Shakespeare alive.

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