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Cinema Review – Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) has worked hard all of his life, and from the outside his life seems to be perfect. When he travels to Mexico with his shady bosses Elaine (Charlize Theron) and Richard (Hoel Edgerton) however, he quickly realises that his job is on the line, he is drowning in debt and his wife (Thandie Newton) is about to leave him. Seeing a chance to start a new life, Harold fakes his own kidnapping with the hope of cashing in on the insurance policy the company has on him. Little does he realise that there are a lot of ulterior motives going on, and Harold’s life may be more in danger than he first thought.
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Cinema Review – The Shape of Water

Eliza (Sally Hawkins) has friends in her neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins) and her colleague Zelda (Octavia Spencer), but since she cannot speak, she is a woman who very much lives in her own world. When the secret government facility where she works brings in a top-secret experiment – an amphibian man – Eliza finds a kindred spirit in the creature, but when her new friend is threatened, Eliza must find a way to defend him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Commuter

After he loses his job, Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) has a couple of drinks with a former work colleague, then takes the train home. When he gets on the train, however, his peaceful commute is turned upside down, when he meets a mysterious woman who insists that he find a mystery person on the train.
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Cinema Review – Coco

Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) wants nothing more than to be a musician, but his family has outlawed music since his great grandfather abandoned the family before he was born. Desperate to play on the Day of the Dead, Miguel finds himself accidentally entering the Land of the Dead to try and solve the family mystery. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Seven months after her daughter was raped and brutally murdered, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), frustrated with the lack of progress by the police department, decides to rent out three billboards on a rarely used road, to put up a message demanding answers. The billboards cause a considerable stir in the small town where Mildred lives, but she refuses to back down from her crusade for the truth. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After the events of The Force Awakens, the First Order have taken over the galaxy, but the Resistance is small but intact. When the Resistance has to flee their base, they find the First Order is tracking them and have to find a way to shake them if they are to survive. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and while she has a lot to discover about herself, Luke does not respond to her presence in the way she hoped. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Disaster Artist

In 2003, Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room was released in 1 cinema in the US. Derided as one of the worst films ever made, the film has gone on to become a cult classic and beloved for all of its unintentional humour. Director James Franco takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the film, and Winseau’s relationship with his star Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), to find out just how The Room came to be. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Suburbicon

After a home invasion goes wrong and his wife is killed, Gardener (Matt Damon) allows his sister in law to move into his home to care for his young son. As time goes on however, Gardener’s carefully ordered world in the quiet suburb of Suburbicon begins to fall apart, when money owed is not paid and uncomfortable questions are asked. Meanwhile, an African-American family has moved unto the area, whose presence seems to be upsetting for the rest of the residents.
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Cinema Review – Professor Marson and the Wonder Women

Based on the true story of the life of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), the film follows the unconventional relationship between Marston, his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their teaching assistant Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), and how these women ultimately influences Marston’s most lasting creation. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Condemned to Remember

Filmmaker Gerry Gregg focuses on Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental as he celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin mosque, and travels the world drawing parallels between the past and present. The past that he survived, and the present that threatens all of us. Continue reading

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