Tag Archives: Cinema

Cinema Review – Finding Dory

When she suddenly remembers some information from her past, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) and her friends Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) set out to find the family that Dory has all but forgotten. Their adventure takes them across the seas with some old friends, and into a world that is safe and scary at the same time. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Chevalier

A group of Greek fishermen, faced with the long and boring journey back to Athens, come up with a game to see who is the best among them. Named Chevalier after the Chevalier ring that is the prize, then men judge one another on absolutely everything; from the way they walk to the size of their penis, the ay they talk to their cholesterol levels. Continue reading

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One to Watch – July 15th 2016

This week, One To Watch takes a look at a reboot that could well ruin childhood memories, but tries its hardest not to. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ghostbusters

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is about to get tenure at Columbia University, but her plans for a career in academia are scuppered when the book she wrote with former friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) resurfaces. The book posits that ghosts are real and when Erin tries to confront Abby about publishing the book she is drawn into the hunt for a real life ghost. Of course, this is Ghostbusters, and where there’s one ghost, there are many, and it is not long before Erin and Abby team up with New York local Patty (Leslie Jones) and weapons whizz Jillian (Kate McKinnon) to investigate hauntings and take down ghosts. They just need a catchy name… Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Mom & Me

In Ken Wardrop’s first feature length film since his acclaimed 2009 film His & Hers, the documentarian travels to Oklahoma – the so-called manliest state in the US – and talks to sons about their relationships with their mothers. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Weiner

Former congressman Anthony Weiner launches his campaign to run for Mayor of New York City, after being forced to resign from office after a sexting scandal was made public. As a documentary crew follows Weiner and his campaign disaster strikes again, with the candidate not only being shown as being one who does’t learn from the past but has a nasty side. Continue reading

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One to Watch – July 8th 2016

One to Watch returns this week, with a look at a quiet but hilarious examination of love and motherhood in today’s world of Tinder and careers. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Legend of Tarzan

It has been many years since Tarzan, now known as John Clayton (Alexander Skarsgård), left Africa to be with his one true love Jane Porter (Margot Robbie), but they are drawn back to the land where they met by a plot by the Emissary of the Belgian King Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). Ostensibly, Tarzan is in Africa to investigate claims of slavery by George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), but when Jane is kidnapped by Rom and his mercenaries, Tarzan knows that there is a lot more going on in this land that he loves. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Maggie’s Plan

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is determined to become a mother; she feels she is at the right time in her life, even though she has yet to have a meaningful relationship that lasts more than a few months. Maggie plans to inseminate herself with sperm from an acquaintance, but as the date draws near, she becomes friends with fellow teacher and aspiring novelist John (Ethan Hawke), a friendship that turns to something more, destroying John’s marriage to the passionate but self-involved Gerogette (Julianne Moore). Continue reading

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