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La La Land

A Technicolour melange of fantastical dreamlike musicality, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land is a gorgeous, potent and moving love song to a bygone age of golden Hollywood movie-making magic and to the potential and power of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Office Christmas Party

Orgies, tasers, duelling Christmas trees, gangsters, Jesus riding a reindeer, a little bit of heart and the iron throne… it can only be the riotous new yule-tide comedy Office Christmas Party from directors Josh Gordon an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Where did Taika Waititi come from? That’s the question many will be asking come the release of next year’s Thor: Ragnarok. But if you’ve seen What We Do In Shadows, his brilliant pastiche of all things vampire, or even his less...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Captain Fantastic

The setting is the lush, crisp and clear forests of the Pacific Northwest. We see an authoritative, stern and unwavering Ben (Viggo Mortensen) putting his children through the ropes of intensive exercise, hunting, book reading ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

War Dogs

War Dogs tells the story of two reunited friends meddling in the big business of arms dealing. It’s a punchy and funny buddy film that tows the line between its jokes and a modern parable. Todd Phillips weaves a film that...
 
 
 
 
 
 

David Brent: Life on the Road

David Brent: Life on the Road should be titled, David Brent: Doesn’t Stretch to the Big Screen. Not quite as flabby as Ricky Gervais with his top off but a bit like going out for a four course meal and then grabbing a keb...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. Nope, Mike and Dave need some new writers. This desperately tired slacker/sex comedy takes four talented performers (Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine, Aubrey Plaza) and gives them absolu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghostbusters

So here we are then – the reboot of a beloved ‘80s franchise dismissed as tainted goods before anybody had even seen it. A sequel with Aykroyd, Murray and co reprising their roles despite being in their mid-60s why yes, b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Secret Life Of Pets

On the fast track to becoming as lovable as Minions, The Secret Life of Pets is one of those triple-threat movies that hits you with the cuteness factor, grips you with a solid story and keeps you hanging on for more laughs. Tr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Nice Guys

Shane Black possesses some pretty serious cinema credentials. He wrote Lethal Weapon, which must rank as one of the best action films ever made and spawned a long-running but sadly qualitatively diminishing franchise (he only r...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Everybody Wants Some!!

Whether you like him or not, Richard Linklater is simultaneously a unique, prolific and accomplished filmmaker. He’s managed to stealthily glide between genres throughout his career and nearly always leave a worthwhile impressi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zoolander 2

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return in Zoolander 2 – a sequel that feels more like a repeat. The much-quoted Zoolander arrived on screens 15 years ago and has steadily built a cult audience thanks to DVD and TV showings. Fast fo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deadpool

A Hollywood life is not always as glamourous as it seems. There have been many a hot actor, who have uglied-up themselves for a role in a desperate bid to get an Oscar in their hot little manicured hands. Take Charlize Theron, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rams

There’s got to be something wrong with a film review site that gives 5/5 to a movie about Icelandic sheep farmers but only 4/5 to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, right? Well, it’s really a matter of perspective. Force Awakens was...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Daddy’s Home

If you’re wanting some un-engaging, frivolous yet harmlessly well-intended fun, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve come to learn how to win your kids/step-kids/loved ones back, you’ve definitely n...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Peanuts Movie

It’s all about love in this 2015 rendition of Charlie Brown. Young, hapless, seemingly impossible love when The Little Red Haired Girl (Francesca Capaldi) moves into the neighbourhood stirring up a desperate, nervous longing in...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lobster

The Lobster‘s opening scene is that of a woman driving in a car through remote countryside. She stops the car, in the pouring rain, gets out and shoots a donkey dead with a pistol. Thus the stage is set perfectly for this...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Intern

The Intern wants you to know that it’s OK for women to want it all. Women! It yells. You can run your own start up and have a perfect family all while being irredeemably kooky! Or not, if you don’t want to! Just do what you wan...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, sounds like an upbeat story doesn’t it? But, as you can tell by that superfluous ‘and’ in the title, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is actually a story that wants to make you smile, laugh and the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trainwreck

You may not have heard of Trainwreck actress and writer Amy Schumer before. That is unless you are a fan of her US sketch show Inside Amy Schumer. But you’re likely to become very familiar with her in the near future. Bordering...