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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The underlying theme of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is “messing with genetics is bad’’. It is therefore ironic that the film seems to be a hybrid clone of every Jurassic film before it. If you’re honest, besides the original...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Back in the 1970s, long before Harry Potter came along, it was the likes of Dianna Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series and Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising that enthralled children with stories of magic and wizarding schools. Mar...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Avengers: Infinity War

It is probably a sign of the times that to get to this point in the Marvel cinematic universe we have had to go through no less than 19 films. The way we consume storytelling has shifted, mainly thanks to binge watching Netflix...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I, Tonya

A biopic about an ice skater from the 90s. That maybe no one has heard of. What’s the draw? Well, I, Tonya has a few. Not least the accomplished leading performance from superstar Margot Robbie but in tandem the Oscar-win...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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You Were Never Really Here

On the surface, director Lynne Ramsay‘s You Where Never Really Here is a film about a hitman fighting to rescue a young damsel in distress. Doesn’t sound like anything new. Bursting out from under that surface, howe...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

On paper Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a film very much of the times. Specifically a time when Donald Trump is the “Leader of The Free World”. A film that deals with freedom of speech, police brutality, racism, an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Den of Thieves

You may be able to take the boy out of Paisley, but taking Paisley out of the boy proves harder. So it’s refreshing to see Gerard Butler back to his badass best as a swaggering douchebag cop taking the fight to a gang of swagge...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Loveless

Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) are a middle-class husband and wife on the verge of separation. Both equally as angry and out of love with each other, we follow the hunt for their son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov)...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Early Man

If Chicken Run was Aardman’s take on The Great Escape then Early Man is definitely its Escape To Victory. Only here, the plucky Brits are represented by Early Man, Dug, and his plucky clan who are fighting to save their valley ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If The Force Awakens was a reboot of A New Hope in the Star Wars cannon then The Last Jedi is, both in theory and in practice, this new series’ Empire Strikes Back. Rest assured Star Wars fans, Empire remains the best Star Wars...