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  • Film Review – Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (2023)

    Film Review – Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (2023)

    The DC Cinematic Universe has been living in the shadows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for a very long time; it seems to be a never-ending catch-up. In 2019, Shazam! gave DCEU fans a glimmer of hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Now, four years later, Billy Batson is…

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  • Film Review: Magnificent Warriors (1987)

    Film Review: Magnificent Warriors (1987)

    It’s amazing what one film can do to for an actors exposure. Michelle Yeoh will be on the Oscars campaign trail with Everything Everywhere At Once. Unless you were already a fan, many people are now discovering what film’s she has been in. Eureka Entertainment’s Magnificent Warriors showcases one of those early incarnation and why…

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  • Film Review- Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

    Film Review- Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

    2014 I was told ‘How dare you criticise this!’ I asked ‘why?’ ‘It has Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad in it!’ . That film was the uninspiring Need For Speed and this friend believed it was criticising the cult series Paul also starred in. Same could be said about the Marvel Cinematic Universe which for…

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  • Film Review – Tar (2022)

    Film Review – Tar (2022)

    It’s no secret, we can easily be the masters of our own downfall. We can take the steps to get us to the top of the castle, one false move the walls come crumbling down. In Todd Field’s Tar, Cate Blanchett is exceptional as a music maestro whose life unravels in the face of allegations.…

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  • Film Review – Alice, Darling (2022)

    Film Review – Alice, Darling (2022)

    Abuse comes in many shapes and forms, in Mary Nighy’s psychological drama thriller Alice, Darling. Anna Kendrick stars as a woman trapped in an abusive gaslight relationship on a brink of a break down. They say you should step out of your safety zone every so often and challenge yourself with something a little different.…

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  • Film Review: Vengeance (2022)

    Film Review: Vengeance (2022)

    BJ Novak will always be best known as Ryan Howard in the American version of The Office. A Smart character actor who can count likes of Inglorious Basterds, Saving Mr Banks and The Founder. Now he can add directorial feature in the shape of Vengeance to his ever increasing CV . The film had a…

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  • Film Review: Tangerine (2015)

    Film Review: Tangerine (2015)

    Sean Baker has established himself as one those film makers who has captured the voice of those trying to find the American Dream. Those who struggle with daily lives or the voiceless, the downtrodden that society forgets about. One could say he’s like the Ken Loach of American cinema and his 2015 film Tangerine is…

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  • Film Review – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

    Film Review – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

    2019 Knives Out was an unexpected hit for Rian Johnson. The Last Jedi his previous film divided fans with some seeing the 2019 film his redemption. 2022 We have the much anticipated sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery now on Netflix. The first film embraced the Agatha Christie’s The Mouse Trap whodunnit trappings. Glass…

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  • Film Review – The Velvet Underground (2021)

    Film Review – The Velvet Underground (2021)

    When it comes to seminal bands in music, The Velvet Underground will be right up at the top. The legendary avant-garde rockers are the subject of Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, Carol ) debut documentary feature. Which has been streaming on Apple TV+, now on The Criterion Collection. For a band back in it’s hey day…

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  • Film Review – Smile (2022)

    Film Review – Smile (2022)

    Your eyes are the doorway to your soul, a smile is the light to your soul. The human expressions tell us many things about a person, those expressions come to fold in Parker Finn’s debut feature Smile. Like the opening scene of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet,  what we see on the surface is not always…

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