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The Skeleton Twins

Up-market indie with a decent cast putting in solid performances.


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1st Aug 2015

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3-10 to Yuma

Badass, emotional modern western - a perfect storm of plot, script, acting, direction and photography.


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31st Jul 2015

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Minions

Canny animated prequel, upping the tech style while cashing in on the banana-obsessed stars of the original.


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25th Jul 2015

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Rounders

Over-rated cult hit with Damon and Norton, floored by the never-ending dullness of poker on film.


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25th Jul 2015

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The Double

Sub-Gilliam Kafka-esque twoddle. It's all intentional, but just ends up looking like an 80s student film.


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24th Jul 2015

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'71

A decent premise and classy art direction aren't quite enough to elevate this Troubles pic into greatness.


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23rd Jul 2015

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21st Jul 2015

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Rag top down.

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21st Jul 2015

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Mad Max Fury Road

2 hours of utterly unmotivated nonsense, interspersed with OTT wacky races. But I was never a fan.


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21st Jul 2015

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Standard issue Whitstable photo.

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18th Jul 2015

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The Lion King

1990s re-imagining of Bambi. Equally scary for kids in places, but lacking a certain charm.


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16th Jul 2015

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The Imitation Game

Solid, safe wartime biopic from the British-Oscar-hopeful template.


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11th Jul 2015

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Ant-Man

Efficient Marvel shrinking antics in which that Paul Rudd that you like gets a cool suit from Michael Douglas.


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9th Jul 2015

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6th Jul 2015

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Joe

Well meaning indie that doesn't hit the mark, despite Nic Cage's most serious effort in years.


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3rd Jul 2015

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Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Luscious outlaw drama. Malick aspirations, hampered by pretensions and clumsy pacing.


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1st Jul 2015

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Fury

Stylish but muddled war clone, lacking the clarity of the classics. Star power pastes over the cracks.


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28th Jun 2015

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Mauritian catering on set today.

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28th Jun 2015

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Entourage

Lazy rehash of the uglier side of the hit TV show. Jim Robinson guest stars


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25th Jun 2015

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25th Jun 2015

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24th Jun 2015

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21st Jun 2015

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Hell Kitty

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21st Jun 2015

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The elusive chocolate ginger snap.

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21st Jun 2015

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Boyhood

There's less novelty the second time round, but this unique film benefits and even seems less contrived.


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20th Jun 2015

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Kagemusha

Slow 80s samurai doppelganger pic from Akira Kurosawa, which seems all the more epic in the post-CGI world.


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19th Jun 2015

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Clear and Present Danger

Despite the Twitter-unfriendly title, this old fashioned 90s thriller holds up well.


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18th Jun 2015

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18th Jun 2015

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Downfall

Powerful and impressive, but the chamber-piece presentation creates an Abigail’s-Party-for-Nazis vibe.


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17th Jun 2015

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The Counsellor

Indecipherable monologues from Hollywood's A list, shot by a director with a dismal success ratio.


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13th Jun 2015

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13th Jun 2015

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Lucy

Nonsensical, badly cast Euro-Actioner, from a director long past his brief prime.


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12th Jun 2015

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The Art Of Flight

Great cinematography and snowboarding meet the contrived jeopardy typical of 'The Apprentice'.


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9th Jun 2015

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Begin Again

Cookie cutter big budget 'indie', with a bland take on the power of music. Ruffalo should know better.


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8th Jun 2015

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The Departed

Scorsese's remake makes up for its lack of subtlety through pure bombast. Di Caprio's career highlight.


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6th Jun 2015

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Bad Neighbours

Auto-pilot anti-frat comedy, lacking the necessary heavyweight ensemble cast.


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6th Jun 2015

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All This Mayhem

Paranoid, one-sided documentary showing an ugly slice of the 90s skate scene.


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5th Jun 2015

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Another Girl Another Planet

Thoroughly pretentious, thoroughly enjoyable 90s PXL-Vision hipster indiefest.


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4th Jun 2015

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Aloha

Emma Stone playing a half-Chinese/Hawaiian local is the least of this confusing Cameron Crowe washout's problems.


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3rd Jun 2015

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2 Floors and Fish Curry Ramen.

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2nd Jun 2015

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The Woman In Black

Classic gothic ghost story. Thin, but well crafted with plenty of shocks.


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31st May 2015

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Mrs Chimp still breaking the rules.

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30th May 2015

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Alan Partridge Alpha Papa

Mildly amusing feature adventure for Coogan's defining character. Plenty of one liners.


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30th May 2015

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30th May 2015

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29th May 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Like a badly written, cast, acted and directed double episode of Dynasty. Utter shite.


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29th May 2015

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Beyond the Edge

Engaging, if workhorse, docu-drama about the first ascent of Everest. Spoiler alert - they make it.


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29th May 2015

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Not quite a Big Kahuna burger.

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27th May 2015

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A tall drink of water.

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27th May 2015

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Whiplash

Inspiring, unpredictable music drama. Slow to start, but some nice turns keep it fresh for the drum solo.


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25th May 2015

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Sunset Strip

Standard issue biopic of the famous street. Star studded, with a lot of nip and tuck. Bonus Duff.


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23rd May 2015

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Thunderheart

Solid, old fashioned studio thriller with enough of an angle to keep it fresh.


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21st May 2015

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