Cinema Review – I Am Ali

Filmmaker Clare Lewins deconstructs the myth of Muhammad Ali; legendary boxer, father, civil rights supporter and friend. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Immediately after her rescue from The Hunger Games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13, and at the heart of a revolution against President Snow and the Capitol. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – No Good Deed

Convicted murderer and woman basher Colin (Idris Elba) escapes from jail and makes a bee-line for his former fiancée. When he crashes his car and is in need of help, he finds Terry (Taraji P. Henson) home alone with her children, and decides to toy with her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do In The Shadows is a mockumentary from one half of Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, and Taika Waititi. The film follows four vampire housemates in Wellington, New Zealand, as they negotiate life together, the world around them and a newcomer brought into their midst. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Homesman

Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a woman trying to make it on her own in a small prairie town. When three women in the area become mentally ill and have to be transported from Nebraska to Iowa, Cuddy, and a claim jumper who she rescues, take the task on, and set out across the plains to bring the women home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Set Fire to the Stars

In 1950, Poetry professor John M. Brinnin (Elijah Wood) brings celebrated poet Dylan Thomas to America for a spoken word tour. Believing Thomas to be one of the most beautiful and lyrical poets in the English language, Brinnin is utterly unprepared for the tornado of drinking, illness and despair that Thomas brings with him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?

The pupils of St. Bernadette’s school face their biggest challenge yet; they are entered into a flash mob competition with the threat of a school inspection hanging over them. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Third Person

In this film about love and relationships, Michael (Liam Neeson) and Anna (Olivia Wilde) meet in a Paris hotel, and try to avoid the secret Anna is keeping. In New York, Julia (Mila Kunis) is trying to regain custody of her son after being accused of attempted murder. In Rome, Scott (Adrien Brody) meets a beautiful woman in a bar, and is drawn into her complicated and dangerous world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Drop

Every so often, Cousin Marv’s Bar in Brooklyn is used as a ‘drop bar’ for the criminals and thieves of the city to launder their cash. When the bar is robbed one night, the eye of suspicion falls on Marv himself (James Gandolfini) and his bartender Bob (Tom Hardy). Meanwhile, Bob finds an abandoned pitbull puppy and, as he and Nadia (Noomi Rapace) grow closer over the puppy, a jealous ex emerges to wreak havoc. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Imitation Game

During World War II a team led by Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) set up base at Bletchley Park in London to try and break the German Enigma Code, with the hopes of bringing the war to an early end. While Turing is undoubtedly a brilliant mathematician, he is also arrogant, awkward and willingly isolates himself. Although the team is working to break a secret code, it soon becomes clear that Turing is hiding some secrets of his own. Continue reading

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