Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 

 
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Blitz

Mono-syllabic muscleman Jason ‘The Stats’ Statham takes centre stage in this gritty British crime thriller as a dour, punch first-questions later copper Detective Sergeant Tom Brant on the trail of a Police killin’ psychopath i...
 
 
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Black Swan

Aronofsky’s frantic visuals combined with Portman’s hypnotic performance form an incredibly haunting opus.
 

 
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Benda Bilili

A simple story brilliantly told about rags to riches as a documentary crew follow some aspiring Columbian musicians. The general rule of thumb is that documentaries are designed to inform and, by their very nature, document a s...
 
 
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Biutiful

A grueling vision of one man’s journey towards death.
 

 
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Blue Valentine DVD/Blu-Ray

A heart-wrenching look at the beginning and end of a relationship that plays to the head rather than the heart.
 
 
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Brothers Bloom, DVD

A hugely enjoyable conman romp that keeps you guessing all the way to the end while pulling on the heartstrings. Rian Johnson’s brilliant debut Brick (2005) was a film that took one genre, in that instance a high-school d...
 

 
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Buried DVD/ BR

Ryan Reynolds gets buried alive in this hugely effective thriller that isn’t short on atmospherics and histrionics. Survival horrors are very in vogue right now. On the one hand you have the character driven, life affirmi...
 
 
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Brothers DVD

This affecting family drama was unfortunately mis-marketed upon its release, with trailers and posters hinting that it was either a war movie or a film revolving around a love triangle. In truth, it is a tale of loss, trauma an...
 
 
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Brooklyn’s Finest Cinema

There is no right or wrong – just righter or wronger. So says scumbag drug dealer Carlo (Vincent D’Onofrio in a scuzzily brilliant cameo) in the opening scene of director Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest. As if to neatly under...