Reviews

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

For those who didn’t RSVP their invitation for the televised inauguration in 2010, Downton Abbey is the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning TV series, written and created by Oscar-winning writer, Julian Fellowes. Collecting over 200 nominations and 57 wins,...

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Ad Astra

Ad Astra

Brad Pitt stars in director James Gray’s astral Sci-Fi drama as the skilled spaceman who is government-ordered to save earth from obliteration known as the ‘surge’, following a misguided mission made by his father thirty years earlier.

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Hustlers

Hustlers

From pole to picture house – Hustlers is an adrenaline-fuelled and neon-hued incarnation of Jessica Pressler’s New York magazine article ‘The Hustlers at Scores’, which recounts the lucrative and lurid lives of former strip club employees who swindle a slew of Wall St clients out of thousands, after the 2008 financial crisis to fund their lavish lifestyles.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

This review feels like it got caught in a spider web of woes. There’s three things going on here and it’s necessary to mention it’s 20 August 2019. Firstly, I have just come out of a belated screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home (FFH). Secondly, I hadn’t caught up on...

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Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood

Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood

Once Upon A Time in Tennessee, there lived a boy born in 1963. At age four, he moved to a far away land, where he would be destined to do many controversial, iconic and pop cultural things. This land was California. The boy, was Quentin Tarantino. Growing up in...

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Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

Continuing its reign after a decade-long broadcast on CBBC, the BBC’s flagship children’s channel, comes Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans, the movie. In 2009, Producer Richard Bradley adapted the popular book series, written by Terry Dear and Peter Hepplewhite for...

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The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King (2019)

Jon Favreau swings from one directorial jungle to the next, or rather, savannah, in his second Disney remake, The Lion King, and does it with the brute strength of technological ambition but I’m afraid it’s at the shallow end of the emotional pool. That "shiny new...

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Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

What do you get when you cross race and religion with rock ‘n’ roll? A memoir published by British Journalist, Sarfraz Manzoor about just that. And ‘Blinded by the Light’ is a film adapted by just that, with multilayered moral messages. ‘Greetings from Bury Park’ was...

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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 is a story about toys. Yes, that’s literally what the fourth film brings to the familiar franchise - with a refreshing take on a time-honoured Pixar perfect classic.  While the trilogy saw Woody, Buzz and the gang unified and unperturbed by introspective...

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Aladdin (2019)

Aladdin (2019)

Aladdin is the latest in Disney’s litany of live-action remakes inspired by their most adored animated classics. Its makeover is modernised, magical but mediocre in parts.  To start with the most crucial - casting the voice of Genie was probably no easy feat for...

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Stan and Ollie

Stan and Ollie

Stan and Ollie is an essential and touching tribute to the incontestable comedy duo of the early Classical Hollywood era, more affectionately known as ‘Laurel and Hardy’, inspired by documents from author A. J. Marriot. With only few films in his repertoire, Scottish...

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

That moment when Director, Martin McDonagh was on a bus traversing one of the Southern States of America 18 years ago, saw a couple of a billboards with cryptic messages, got inspired et voila – Oscar 2018 contender. Following the success of In Bruges (2008) and Seven...

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Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr Banks

The story of the British Nanny, who flew onto Cherry Tree Lane with her talking umbrella, is as practically perfect as the story behind Mary Poppins. Disney’s Saving Mr Banks is a spoon-full-of-sugar coated retelling of the life of P.L. Travers – the author of Mary...

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Frozen

Frozen

Disney's first-time female-directed feature animation by Jennifer Lee has audiences, especially women, warming up to the story of Frozen this winter. The fairytale spin-off of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, invites us to the city of Arendelle, where sisters...

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