Film

KNOCK KNOCK (2015)

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With Knock Knock, director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) progresses from “torture porn” to psychological torture, but with a premise straight out of porn….

TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015)

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Fairly early into Terminator Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pops utters this line to Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor: “This is a meaningless gesture. To hold onto…

MINIONS (2015)

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The question Minions needed to answer was whether the cute Despicable Me critters are compelling and amusing enough to carry their own film. It’s hard to…

SLOW WEST (2015)

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The Britop music scene’s produced some curious turn-ups in recent years. Brian Cox from D:Ream, now better known as a celebrity physicist; then the…

Trailer: THE MARTIAN

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What’s it about? Based on the best-selling novel by American author Andy Weir (which he self-published in 2011, before it was re-released in 2014),…

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014)

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The second Matthew Vaughn film about a group of youngsters taught to develop their skills and harness their potential (after X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service finds the Kick-Ass…

EX MACHINA (2015)

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The helicopter blades whirling over greenery in the opening of Alex Garland’s Ex Machina are eerily, deliberately reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The parallels…

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

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It won’t win plaudits for storytelling complexity or depth, but George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is a stuntman’s fever-dream come to engine-roaring life. A…