Cinema Review – ‘71

Deployed to Northern Ireland at the start of the Troubles, Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) finds himself lost and wounded on the streets of Belfast, when a riot separates him from the rest of his unit. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Calling

When an elderly woman is murdered in a small Canadian town, Detective Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) is dragged into a case that has links to others across the country, and may not be as simple as she first thought. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gone Girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, it’s not long before the finger of suspicion is pointed at her husband Nick (Ben Affleck). As the small Minnesota town goes into overdrive searching for Amy, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.

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Cinema Review – Dracula Untold

Having spent many years in the Turkish army against his will, Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) has returned home to rule Transylvania in peace. When Mehmed (Dominic Cooper), commander of the Turks and former friend of Vlad demands 1,000 Transylvanian boys – including Vlad’s son – to boost his army, Vlad goes to extraordinary lengths to protect his kingdom and his family. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dolphin Tale 2

Although she was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and fitted with a prosthetic tail to help her swim, Winter the dolphin’s life takes a turn for the complicated when her companion dolphin dies. It’s against US law to have a dolphin without company in an aquarium, so the staff of the aquarium must find a new friend for Winter before she is moved to a new home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Life After Beth

What would you do if your recently deceased girlfriend reappeared, seemingly alive, with no recollection of her ‘death’? This is the problem faced by Zach (Dane DeHaan) in Life After Beth, when Beth (Aubrey Plaza) returns and is hidden away by her delighted but seemingly clueless parents. It is not long before Zach realises something is terribly wrong, but trying to negotiate and reason with the recently deceased – and grotesquely horny – Beth proves harder than he would like. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Violette

The true story of the relationship between Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos) and Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain) as they struggle to be honest writers, and gain recognition for women. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ida

Ida (Agata Trzebuchowska), a young novitiate nun is on the verge of taking her vows, when she is sent out of the convent to meet her aunt; her only living relative. Wanda (Agata Kulesza) tells her niece that she is actually Jewish, and her parents were killed in the war. Wanting to see where her parents are buried, Ida takes Wanda on a journey across Poland that uncovers dark secrets about the family she never knew. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – What We Did On Our Holiday

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) take their three kids on a holiday to Scotland, to visit Doug’s father Gordy (Billy Connolly), to celebrate Gordy’s 75th birthday. During the course of the trip the kids struggle with the idea of lying to their grandfather about their parents’ impending divorce, and old tensions flare up when the kids take matters into their own hands. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Equaliser

Bob (Denzel Washington) seems like an ordinary guy living a quiet life; by day he works in a huge home store, and by night he sits in a diner drinking tea. When he finds out more about Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), the young woman who he often chats to in the diner, he realises that he has to help her get out of her ultra-violent situation. Continue reading

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