Film & TV Reviews

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Life – Film Review

Director: Daniel Espinosa Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds Release Date: 24 Mar Life sets out (initially, at least) to answer the question that has plagued message boards and YouTube comments for the last five years:…

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The Secret Scripture – Film Review

Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Theo James, Aidan Turner and Jack Reynor Release Date: Mar 24 Released at a time when Irish society is confronted with yet more horrific revelations about its clerical…

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Lost in France – Film Review

Director: Niall McCann Starring:  Stuart Braithwaite, Stewart Henderson and Alex Kapranos Release Date: Out Now in selected cinemas Niall McCann’s documentary Lost in France is the story of the Scottish independent music scene of the ‘90s, as told…

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20th Century Women – Film Review

Director: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann Release Date: Feb 10 This is a film about sex, women and becoming a man. Before flashbacks of American Pie start dancing…

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Rings – Film Review

Director: F. Javier Gutierrez Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe and Johnny Galecki Release Date: Out Now “Having a vision doesn’t mean you understand what it means!” cries Vincent D’Onofrio toward the climax of Rings. For those…

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Denial – Film Review

Director: Mick Jackson Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall Release Date: Out Now Denial is based on the true events of Holocaust denier, David Irving (Spall) and his libel case against historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Weisz).

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Toni Erdmann – Film Review

Director: Maren Ade Starring: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek and Michael Wittenborn Release Date: Feb 3 Toni Erdmann is the alter ego of Winfried Conradi (Simonischek), a father who feels the need to construct this comical alias in order…