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Cinema Review – Child 44

In Soviet Russia, under the rule of Stalin, children are going missing, and turning up murdered. Since the government insists that Soviet Russia is paradise, and there can be no murder in paradise, disgraced military police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the murders. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dark Horse

A true rags to riches story; a group of friends and neighbours in a small Welsh town pooled their resources in the early ‘00s to breed and race a thoroughbred horse. The result was a horse named Dream Alliance, who did more than anyone could have expected of him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Glassland

John (Jack Reynor) finds himself at the end of his tether when his mother Jean (Toni Collette) is hospitalised for alcohol poisoning. Determined to get her the help she needs, John turns to a shadowy underworld that he has skirted the edges of in the past. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – John Wick

After his wife dies suddenly, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) received a gift she organised before she passed away; a puppy. Just as John begins to get attached to the little creature, a Russian gang break into his home, steal his car and kill the poor dog. Little do they realise that Wick was once an assassin known as Baba Yaga (The Boogeyman), and when he sets out on a rampage of revenge, no-one who stands in his way is safe. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Good Kill

Experienced wartime pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) begins to question his reasons for doing his job, when his job evolves into that of a drone pilot. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Altman

Filmmaker Ron Mann assembles home video footage, talking heads and interviews to take a look back over the career of director Robert Altman. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The DUFF

After she discovers the concept of the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – Bianca (Mae Whitman) believes that she is the DUFF of her social circle. Out to change people’s perception of her, Bianca joins forces with Wesley (Robbie Amell), her popular next-door neighbour to learn how she can shake off the label. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Fast and Furious 7

After his brother was critically injured in Fast & Furious 6, his brother Deckard (Jason Statham) swears revenge against Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his friends. Meanwhile, the gang are recruited to rescue Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel), a hacker, from terrorists, and recover a device that can track people around the world. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Salt of the Earth

Wim Wenders teams with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado to take a look back over the life and career of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has travelled the world for over 40 years, documenting humanity. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – A Little Chaos

Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet) is a landscape gardener with grand designs, designs which she submits to André Le Notre, the man who is designing the gardens at Versailles for King Louis XIV. When Sabine is awarded a project at Versailles, she finds herself not only dealing with jealous and spiteful competitors, but the demons from her past and some new friends. Continue reading

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