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The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an enjoyably explosive comedy romp with its toes dipping into European schools of styled action (think Kiss Of The Dragon and The Bourne Identity somewhat but without the grittiness) melded with ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Emoji Movie

It’s that typical young love kinda story. You know the one, bumbling boy desperate to over-come crippling shyness in order to impress long-term crush with the help of his emojis…No? Not heard that one before? Well if you’re not...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rocks. It’s big, it’s glossy, and it’s tons of fun. Ok, so maybe there aren’t too many surprises plot-wise. Maybe it’s a little over sentimental at times. Maybe it’s not the laugh-out-loud ride th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elle

Paul Verhoeven – he of Total Recall, Basic Instinct and, of course, Showgirls – is back with Elle, an audacious, genre-bending bang, conjuring forth a blackly comic masterpiece that contains enough material to make ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

20th Century Women

Save for a single, ill-judged and really rather jarring shot (you’ll know it when you see it) pretty much everything about 20th Century Women is spot on. It’s warm, wonderfully written, frequently very funny and, mo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sing

None of the X-factor-like drama but with a smidge of it’s endearing nature. Washed up koala Buster has dreams of bringing his theatre back to its former glory in the days prior to his ownership. A noble cause for the arts but e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

La La Land

A Technicolour melange of fantastical dreamlike musicality, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land is a gorgeous, potent and moving love song to a bygone age of golden Hollywood movie-making magic and to the potential and power of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Office Christmas Party

Orgies, tasers, duelling Christmas trees, gangsters, Jesus riding a reindeer, a little bit of heart and the iron throne… it can only be the riotous new yule-tide comedy Office Christmas Party from directors Josh Gordon an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Where did Taika Waititi come from? That’s the question many will be asking come the release of next year’s Thor: Ragnarok. But if you’ve seen What We Do In Shadows, his brilliant pastiche of all things vampire, or even his less...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Captain Fantastic

The setting is the lush, crisp and clear forests of the Pacific Northwest. We see an authoritative, stern and unwavering Ben (Viggo Mortensen) putting his children through the ropes of intensive exercise, hunting, book reading ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

War Dogs

War Dogs tells the story of two reunited friends meddling in the big business of arms dealing. It’s a punchy and funny buddy film that tows the line between its jokes and a modern parable. Todd Phillips weaves a film that...
 
 
 
 
 
 

David Brent: Life on the Road

David Brent: Life on the Road should be titled, David Brent: Doesn’t Stretch to the Big Screen. Not quite as flabby as Ricky Gervais with his top off but a bit like going out for a four course meal and then grabbing a keb...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. Nope, Mike and Dave need some new writers. This desperately tired slacker/sex comedy takes four talented performers (Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine, Aubrey Plaza) and gives them absolu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghostbusters

So here we are then – the reboot of a beloved ‘80s franchise dismissed as tainted goods before anybody had even seen it. A sequel with Aykroyd, Murray and co reprising their roles despite being in their mid-60s why yes, b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Secret Life Of Pets

On the fast track to becoming as lovable as Minions, The Secret Life of Pets is one of those triple-threat movies that hits you with the cuteness factor, grips you with a solid story and keeps you hanging on for more laughs. Tr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Nice Guys

Shane Black possesses some pretty serious cinema credentials. He wrote Lethal Weapon, which must rank as one of the best action films ever made and spawned a long-running but sadly qualitatively diminishing franchise (he only r...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Everybody Wants Some!!

Whether you like him or not, Richard Linklater is simultaneously a unique, prolific and accomplished filmmaker. He’s managed to stealthily glide between genres throughout his career and nearly always leave a worthwhile impressi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zoolander 2

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return in Zoolander 2 – a sequel that feels more like a repeat. The much-quoted Zoolander arrived on screens 15 years ago and has steadily built a cult audience thanks to DVD and TV showings. Fast fo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deadpool

A Hollywood life is not always as glamourous as it seems. There have been many a hot actor, who have uglied-up themselves for a role in a desperate bid to get an Oscar in their hot little manicured hands. Take Charlize Theron, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rams

There’s got to be something wrong with a film review site that gives 5/5 to a movie about Icelandic sheep farmers but only 4/5 to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, right? Well, it’s really a matter of perspective. Force Awakens was...