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Film – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Having never been into Star Wars the first time around, the wookies, or more specifically Chewbacca stole my heart on the reboots. Solo tells the story of when Han Solo met and befriended Chewie and acquired his own ship, the Falcon. But before we get to that bit, a few battles inevitably happen. As an orphaned […]

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TULLY – Official Teaser Trailer – In Theaters April 20

Film – Tully

Marlo (Charlize Theron) has just given birth to her third child. After being told her son (who to my untrained eye looks like he may be on the autistic spectrum) has been asked to leave his school as they can’t cope with him, she goes into meltdown. At this point she decides to take up […]

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Film – Wonder (2017. Seen on-board)

Film – Wonder (2017. Seen on-board)

Despite Julia Roberts (who is in that ’50/50 great films/really bad’ films nowadays) the trailer hadn’t enticed me enough to go and see this in the cinema. However, I was on a 12 hour return flight from Seoul and had already established that I had seen every new film on the Asiana entertainment system. Possibly […]

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Film – Beast

Film – Beast

So who is the Beast? It could be one of several people as every character is unhinged in this film. With a backdrop of beautiful coastal Jersey, this thriller follows what happens to Moll (Jessie Buckley) after a girl goes missing. With a killer on the loose, who is this stranger called Pascal that we […]

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Film – Funny Cow

Film – Funny Cow

The story of a comic learning her craft in the sexist, racist working men’s clubs of the north in the 1970s is told with a side helping of an unmistakable soundtrack by Richard Hawley. In a similar way to the other film about an abused daughter, I, Tonya, Funny Cow tells her story (almost) to camera […]

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Film – Rampage

Film – Rampage

  I was promised gorillas and I got them from the start of this incredibly silly but surprisingly fun film. Unfamiliar as I am with the science-fiction monster genre, Rampage managed to mix it well. We start in space with a research mission (well, they’re all research missions) going wrong and dangerous samples falling out of […]

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Film – Ready Player One

Film – Ready Player One

There was much excitement in the area of Birmingham I live when some of the scenes of this were filmed last year. They made our area (even more) run-down and Americanised our signage (even more) to represent Columbus, Ohio. The second film I’ve seen that’s set in the future after Isle of Dogs, although this […]

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Film – Ghost Stories

Film – Ghost Stories

Three characters plus three stories with a fair few clichés I know from the horror genre that I ordinarily never watch but I can see it is done so well here. Professor Philip Goodman has spent his life disproving that the paranormal. Indeed, the film opens with him making a documentary showing the simple tricks physics pull […]

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Film – Isle of Dogs

Film – Isle of Dogs

In the latest stop-motion animation, we are in a future universe where cats rather than dogs are man’s best friend and a Japanese Mayor deems them pests that carry an incurable plague. They are evacuated to the Isle of Dogs, ordinarily where waste goes and left to fend for themselves until their inevitable extinction. But […]

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Film – I, Tonya

Film – I, Tonya

Part biography, part comedy, I’m unclear if we’ve learnt the true Tonya Harding story from this. It matters not though, as I, Tonya is entertaining and enlightening. Before the Nancy Kerrigan incident that finished her ice skating career, we see Tonya (Margot Robbie) growing up with a domineering, abusive mum (Allison Janney – everyone’s mum […]

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