film review: Ender’s Game (2013)

film review: Ender’s Game (2013)

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50 years after Earth was devastated by an alien invasion, an unusual child arises who just might be the key to ensuring the survival of the human race.

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film review: Anna Karenina (2012)

film review: Anna Karenina (2012)

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For a flowery film there should be a flowery review. I know I’ve said I don’t do these but… when needs must. Lavish, luscious, sumptuous, opulent…

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film review: Samsara (2012)

film review: Samsara (2012)

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I wished I’d seen Baraka. Because I think it might have made this film easier to review. Samsara is a stunning piece of work. The film takes us across a world damaged by disaster, mechanised by industry, shrouded in ritual and punctuated by beauty. This world.

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film review: Prometheus (2012)

film review: Prometheus (2012)

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When is an Alien movie not an Alien movie? When it’s a sci-fi movie, it seems. In preparation for Prometheus I watched Alien, Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection during the week*. Truth is, I was never massively into the first two Alien films. I don’t have a problem with them per se, my hazily remembered impressions […]

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film review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

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Finally, someone gave Neveldine & Taylor a real budget. Not that they need one, they seem to do a fine job with what they have. Crank and Crank: High Voltage are two of some of my favourite films of the last 10 years.

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film review: The Artist (2011)

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In case you hadn’t heard, The Artist won 3 gongs at the 69th Golden Globe Awards last night – Best Original Score for Ludovic Bource’s work, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Film – Comedy or Musical. Well done them! The first I had heard of The Artist was a few months back, maybe […]

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film review: Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

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You may have seen me going on about Battle: Los Angeles recently. It’s the one with that fantastic trailer I saw before The Mechanic. You should click that link and watch it. It’s great. Have you watched it yet? Ok, great. On with the review. So as you can tell from the trailer, Battle: Los […]

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film review: His & Hers (2010)

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I had to think about this one. Well, I think about all my reviews – words don’t appear on the screen by themselves* – but usually it’s less about what I’m going to say and more about how I’m going to say it. This film had me thinking about… stuff. Ah ok, there’s no point […]

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film review: Kick-Ass (2010)

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I’d be extremely surprised if you haven’t heard of Kick-Ass at this stage. It seems to be everywhere I look, online and offline. Granted I hang around movies websites and cinemas a lot but I even saw the titular Kick-Ass peering at me from the window of a French Connection store this afternoon – what’s […]

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film review: Crazy Heart (2009)

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Saw this in the beautiful Light House cinema, an 4 screen arthouse cinema in Smithfield. I wasn’t particularly expecting to like this film. I don’t really like country music and it sounded like a story I’ve heard before. I like to see new stuff, or at least old stuff taken in a new direction or […]

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