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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD | FILM REVIEW

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD | FILM REVIEW

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD | FILM REVIEW *** Dir. Ridley Scott Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg 15, 2hrs 12mins When the grandson of billionaire John Paul Getty was kidnapped in 1973, you would imagine it might have been easier to get the ransom out of a man who had some two […]

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI | FILM PREVIEW

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Martin McDonagh (15 115 mins) Frances McDormand is on superb form as a woman avenging her daughter’s death in this barnstorming neo-western from the skilled wordsmith and director Martin McDonagh. The Irish playwright and director previously brought us the excellent In Bruges and the quizzical Seven Psychopaths, but this is his most assured work […]

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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

ELECTRIC DREAMS Channel 4 (available on 4OD) Everyone knows Philip K. Dick. Even if you think you don’t, you do.  His haunting dystopian tales have been translated into films and television shows, including Blade Runner, Total Recall and The Man in the High Castle. Quite some pedigree. So it’s perhaps surprising that it’s taken till now […]

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MOLLY’S GAME | FILM PREVIEW

MOLLY’S GAME | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Aaron Sorkin (15 140 mins) A dazzlingly verbose script propels writer Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. No stranger to dialogue after penning The West Wing, The Social Network and Steve Jobs, Sorkin finds a perfect actor to channel his complex, meaty scripts in Jessica Chastain. She plays Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier who, following an […]

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2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

More superheroes, more Star Wars and more diversity, let’s hope that 2018 proves to have a bumper crop of celluloid…these should be movies to watch out for… THE SHAPE OF WATER – Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster movie romance has been wowing festival crowds with Sally Hawkins superb as a loner stumbling upon a government experiment […]

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | FILM PREVIEW

JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Jake Kasdan (12A 105 mins) A puzzlingly unnecessary retread of the 1995 family film starring Robin Williams about an enchanted boardgame, but this time with more Rock. Alas thanks to society moving forward, it’s not an enchanted boardgame, but an old videogame that embroils four teenagers in a jungle world. They are turned […]

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ONES TO WATCH: FILM | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: FILM | FEATURE

Ones To Watch: Film Compiled by Fedor Tot Snowcat Cinema Having recently programmed a number of films at Penarth Pier Pavilion, Snowcat Cinema are a pop-up cinema aiming to proselytise for cult classics and the undiscovered gems out there. Their Dec 5th screening of Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, a documentary on Chris Morris’ […]

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TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2017 | FEATURE

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2017 | FEATURE

In a year of bloated blockbusters, superheroes and sequels, there has been a great decline in smaller budgeted dramas and comedies. Those films ,with a few rare exceptions, seem to have either been at a cinema for a low key week or migrated to Netflix and Amazon. A real shame as cinema shouldn’t all be […]

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STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI | FILM PREVIEW

STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Rian Johnson (12A 130 mins) The Force Awakens shook up the Star Wars universe under JJ Abrams’ reverential direction. After the disappointments of the sci-fi prequels, Episode VII truly delivered for Star Wars and non-Star Wars fans. Now Rian Johnson, the director of classy nourish films like Brick and Looper has been handed the keys to the Millennium Falcon, will […]

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STRONGER | FILM PREVIEW

STRONGER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: David Gordon Green (15 119 mins ) A true-life, inspirational tale of triumph over adversity with a grueling performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger deals with life for a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), whose on/off girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany) is running in the marathon. Their relationship is […]