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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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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...