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War Of The Planet For The Apes

There is a point around midway through the latest apes trilogy, roughly two thirds of the way through Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, where you realise you are no longer rooting for the humans to win. It’s a stroke of genius be...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Five reasons you HAVE to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming

I know what you’re thinking. Haven’t we been here before? How many times do we have to go through a Spider-Man remake only to be hit with the same ‘that was good but not GREAT’ feeling? I have one word that will change any nays...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Baby Driver

When you think of Baby Driver director Edgar Wright you probably think of comedy. It probably stars Simon Pegg, probably has an editing style that will make your head spin and almost certainly has action sequences synchronized ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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My Life As A Courgette

Adapted from Gilles Paris’ novel with tons of heart and sly humour, My Life As A Courgette isn’t your usual animated fare. Described by its director as “Ken Loach for kids” Courgette follows the adventures of nine-year ol...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

There’s a very good reason that Pirates Of The Caribbean is a billion-dollar franchise. Everyone loves pirates. And one pirate in particular, Captain Jack Sparrow – played with immaculate comic timing by Johnny Depp ̵...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Alien Covenant

Close-up body horror, a strong female protagonist, epic visuals, and lots of slavering monsters are pretty much a requisite for any Alien film. Covenant delivers on all of those counts but somehow fails to be memorable in the w...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Frantz

Frantz is the latest film from French director Francois Ozon; a sombre period drama shot in succulent black and white set in the aftermath of World War I. A French soldier, Adrien (Pierre Niney), places flowers on the grave of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The KAOS Brief

Sci-Fi London may be celebrating its seventeenth year, but the geekiest festival in town hasn’t let age wither its infinite variety. This year’s offerings were the usual eclectic mix of indie, quirky, cult, and off-radar films ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro begins by telling the audience that shortly before writer James Baldwin’s death, he was planning to embark on a new writing project. The planned work, Remember This House, was to be a tribute to his fallen f...