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Cinema Review – Star Wars Episode VIII: 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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Cinema Review – Thor: Ragnarok

When Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death, rises and sets her sights on Asgard, it is up to Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to defend his home from this new threat. When he gets lost along the way, however, Thor finds himself having to face an old friend before he can make his way back home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Blade Runner 2049

30 years after the events of Ridley Scott’s film, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a Blade Runner with the LAPD discovers a secret kept hidden for decades, a secret that could have grave consequences for humanity. Moving away from the secluded and quiet life that he lives with Joi (Ana de Armas), K finds himself searching for the truth, a search that will lead him to uncover the whereabouts of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), an expert blade runner who disappeared many years ago. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

After Eggsy (Taron Edgerton) – the new Agent Galahad – is attacked by disgruntled Kingsman reject Charlie (Edward Holcroft), the team realise there is a new threat to their agency on the rise. After all Kingsmen locations are fatally attacked, Eggsy and Merlin (Mark Strong) turn to their American cousins Statesman to join forced and take down the threat; a mysterious drug dealer named Poppy, whose plan threatens millions of people around the world. Continue reading

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TIFF Review – Valley of Shadows

After his friend shows him the carcasses of sheep killed in the night, six year old Aslak (Adam Ekeli) goes in search of the monster that butchered them. Believing that the woods near his house hold the answers he seeks, Aslak ventures off alone, and although closure comes, it is perhaps not quite the kind that Aslak went in search of. Continue reading

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TIFF Review – What Will People Say

Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) is a young Pakistani woman, living in Oslo with her strict and traditional family. Although she follows the rules and appears to be an obedient and dutiful daughter at home, outside the confines of the house, Nisha behaves more like a western girl, hanging out with boys, experimenting and exploring the world around her. When her father catches her with a boy in her room, Nisha is taken to Pakistan against her will, in order to learn what it truly means to be Pakistani, and what her parents expect from her.
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