Film Review

LEGEND (1985)

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While Ridley Scott’s long, eclectic filmography has its ups and downs, fans and non-fans alike generally agree that he’s never quite reached the heights…

HEAT (1995)

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Michael Mann’s Heat is essentially a ‘cops and robbers’ story. But, of course, it’s also a hell of a lot more than that. Unlike…

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TRAINWRECK (2015)

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It’s both a success and failure that the funniest thing about Judd Apatow’s latest film is basketball star LeBron James. I’ve never seen him…

KRAMPUS (2015)

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It’s impossible to talk about Christmas horror movies without referencing Gremlins, and Krampus knows that. Boasting a similar family-fight-festive-critters premise to Joe Dante’s 1984…

STEVE JOBS (2015)

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Biopics tend to follow a painfully familiar template. Frequently, out of an eagerness to not miss a single detail, films based on real events…

SPY (2015)

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When she was a kid, Susan Cooper’s (Melissa McCarthy) mother used to leave a note in her lunchbox each day that read: “Give up…

BRAZIL (1985)

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Bureaucracy on film is a subject that, for obvious reasons, has always been best approached by filmmakers working under authoritarian governments, specifically in Eastern…

SPECTRE (2015)

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To follow on from the billion-dollar box office success of 2012’s Skyfall must have been a bit of a daunting task for director Sam…

TOMORROWLAND (2015)

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One of this summer’s biggest box-office disappointments was Disney’s Tomorrowland, from director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, Ratatouille). It made $208m worldwide, but cost…