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This Is Where I Leave You | Movie review

This Is Where I Leave You
MOVIE REVIEW

Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You begins, cheerily enough, with the death of a father. At the instigation of their mother (played by Jane Fonda, looking rather like she’s had her face [read more]

Love, Rosie | Movie review

Love, Rosie
MOVIE REVIEW

If you are someone who does not shudder at the idea of watching the same tired rom-com plot line dragged out and paraded around again and again, then Love, Rosie is most likely a film for you. Rosie and Alex, played by Lily Collins and [read more]

Down Dog | Movie review

Down Dog
MOVIE REVIEW

At its best, film comedy can be a vital medium capable of making the exploration of meaningful issues resonate with the unifying power of laughter. Down Dog does not represent the medium at its best. The central problem here is that, as a [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet


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Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

Testament of Youth is a deeply soul searching film: it has hope, love and loss at the core of its existence. This new release documents the life of Vera Brittain, a girl at the time of World War I, who suffered many losses throughout her [read more]

The Judge | Movie review

The Judge
MOVIE REVIEW

Robert Downey Jr’s latest effort to become the most typecast actor of recent Hollywood history at worst accomplishes this aim, and at best makes for a highly commendable, if sentimental, film. The Judge, a collaboration between [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: The Drop premiere – a chat with Noomi Rapace on the red carpet


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The Drop premiere – a chat with Noomi Rapace on the red carpet

The Drop is a crime thriller starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini in his last role. Michael Roskam’s English debut has been adapted from the short story Animal Rescue by Denis Lehane, who also wrote the [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: Madame Bovary premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet


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Madame Bovary premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

French director Sophie Barthes presents her own retelling of Gustav Flaubert’s classic debut starring Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Rhys Ifans, Laura Carmichael and Ezra Miller. Set in France, Madame Bovary tells the story of [read more]

The Best of Me | Movie review

The Best of Me
MOVIE REVIEW

Opening with the false epic that comes with every Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Best of Me promises tears, tantrums and tragedy from the outset. Another white trash guy meets posh girl with prejudiced father, Dawson and Amanda are doomed [read more]

The Book of Life | Movie review

The Book of Life
MOVIE REVIEW

Releasing in time to capitalise on the upcoming Halloween festivities, The Book of Life is a fantastical animated movie for all the family, from the acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro working alongside Jorge R Gutierrez. Mexican Gutierrez brings [read more]

The Imitation Game | Movie review

The Imitation Game
MOVIE REVIEW

The Imitation Game is a perfect example of the power of film. The medium has the ability to communicate universally and therefore allows for certain stories that, by necessity, must be brought to public attention. The moving story of Alan [read more]

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