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Film Review: Paddington 2

As someone who is a huge fan of the first Paddington film, I had high hopes for the second, and it did not disappoint. In...

Remember This: Cabaret

It’s a warm summer’s day in a beer garden, two men, who until now were at odds, toast to the future and share sweet...

Review: Justice League

Justice League is not, strictly speaking, a bad film. It’s not awful. It’s not even terrible. Unfortunately, it’s not particularly good either – and...

Remember This: Lake Mungo

The Australians are rather good at horror films, aren't they? Whilst most would cite Jennifer Kent's The Babadook as the prime example of a chiller from...

Review: Call Me By Your Name

To say a film seems effortlessly beautiful feels like a backhanded compliment, but that’s exactly how Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name strikes...

Remember This: Shock Treatment

To any musical fan, the song titles ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘The Time Warp’ and ‘Dammit Janet’ are all unmistakable hallmarks of the 1975 classic The...

What’s the hype with Stranger Things?

I know, and I’m sorry.   Sorry that all of you have been sucked into the mediocre world of simple plots and boring conclusions. Sorry that...

Review: The Death of Stalin

Secret dealings, cabinet reshuffles, political scheming... Armando Iannucci’s first major project since his departure from Veep in 2015 could easily be another of his...

Review: Thor: Ragnarok

It’s become a cliché now to describe something as fitting into a rich tapestry. Even in film franchises, the phrase is overused to describe...
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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

There were a lot of good films at this this year’s BFI Film Festival; too many to count. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, the...