Cinema Review – The Burning

As a group of nomads for hire begin to burn the forests of Argentina, Vania (Alice Braga) and her father begin to fear for their safety, as there have been numerous attacks on their land. When Kai (Gael Garcia Bernal) walks onto their farm unannounced, Vania believes that this man has come to help, but doesn’t yet realise how bloody the road to salvation will be. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Longest Ride

On their first date, college student Sophia (Britt Robertson) and bull rider Luke (Scott Eastwood) rescue an elderly man from a car crash. Sophia befriends Ira (Alan Alda) and, through reading old letters aloud to him, learns of his relationship with Ruth (Oona Chaplin) and finds a way to make her relationship with Luke work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Mr Holmes

In the twilight years of his life, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) has retired to Sussex, where he lives with his housekeeper Mrs Monro (Laura Linney) and her son Roger (Milo Parker). Determined to defeat the ravage of age on his mind, and to remember the details of the final case he took, the one that drove him out of the career he loved so much, Holmes strikes up an unusual friendship with the young child living so close to him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Entourage

Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and the boys are back, this time on the big screen. This time out, Chase is making his directorial debut on the fictional film Hyde, with Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) as the studio head who greenlit the film. Of course, very little in Chase’s life runs smoothly, and trouble soon arises in the form of financier Larsen McCredle (Billy Bob Thronton) and his son Travis (Haley Joel Osment). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Love at First Fight (Les Combattants)

Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) is looking forward to a summer of hanging out with his friends and learning the family carpentry trade after the death of his father. When his friends sign him up for an army training fight, and he meets Madeleine (Adèle Haenel) however, things change. Finding himself falling for the aloof and army focused Madeleine, Arnaud decides to join the same boot camp as her, rather than spend a summer away from her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jurassic World

20 years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the park is finally open to the public, but the public are growing weary – ‘No-one’s impressed by a dinosaur any more’ complains park operations manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard). To rejuvenate interest in the park, the team have genetically engineered a dinosaur to be bigger louder and with more teeth, but the team soon learn that they have created an intelligent killing machine bent on staying at the top of the food chain. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Queen and Country

In this follow up to Hope and Glory, Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) is conscripted into the Army at the age of 18. While serving his mandatory two years, he makes friends and starts romances that change the course of his life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer follows up his award winning film The Act of Killing with another uncomfortable look at Indonesia, post the genocide of 1965 which saw between 1 – 3 million people slaughtered for allegedly being communists. The Look of Silence follows an optometrist named Adi as he meets those responsible for the killings, during which his older brother died, and tries to ascertain the truth, while asking the men to accept responsibility for what they did. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – San Andreas

The San Andreas Fault in California has been overdue for a massive earthquake for over 100 years, so when the earthquake finally does hit, it is unlike anything the world has ever experienced before. After LA is hit, and hearing warnings of quakes right the way up the coast to San Francisco, where his daughter is, rescue chopper pilot Ray (Dwayne Jonson) decides to traverse the country to save her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Man Up

Nancy (Lake Bell) is returning from an engagement party where she was set up on a disastrous blind date when she meets a woman on the train who decides her attitude toward dating is terrible, and leaves her a self help book. As Nancy tries to return the book to the girl at Waterloo Station, she is mistaken for her, by a blind date. Rather than admit the mix up, Nancy decides to go on the date with Jack (Simon Pegg), knowing all too well that this too, could end in disaster. Continue reading

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