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Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows is your average ‘missing child’ thriller film that heavily relies on one thing: the chemistry between real life married couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. To the film’s credit this is quite easily the most ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cold Pursuit

In light of Liam Neeson’s well documented remarks about wanting to exact revenge on any black man he could find after hearing his friend had been attacked by a man of the same skin colour, there’s a certain uncomfortable irony ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel tells the story of the titular cyborg who is rescued from the wreckage of a junkyard by Christoph Waltz’s Dr Dyson. This is where the story attempts, to some success, to tell a father/daughter story as Dyson...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Private War

On the surface A Private War ticks all the boxes for the kind of film the Academy Awards adores. A culturally relevant yet moving real life story? Tick. A lead actor transforming themselves beyond recognition? Tick. A haunting ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The LEGO Movie 2

It’s been five years since The LEGO Movie graced our screens. And five years have passed in that world too. Picking up in the moments immediately following the curtain call on the first instalment, via a combination of fl...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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One Cut of the Dead

A zombie invasion isn’t quite what it seems in Shin’ichirô Ueda’s refreshing, funny, and clever take on a much-abused horror genre.  The plot revolves around what appears to be the making of a low-budget zombie horror film that...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Mortal Engines

A thousand years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), sets out to stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its pa...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Given the sheer volume of superhero movies sloshing around at the moment you may be tempted to give Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a miss. What’s one more film, about one more guy in tights, after all? Don’t! Into the Spider...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Lucky

One year ago, the great Harry Dean Stanton passed away at the age of 91, just months after Lucky premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, 2017. It was poignant and felt almost planned that this should be his final lead performance ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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...