Reviews

Promising Young Woman Review– A Deliciously Dark Vengeance story

Promising Young Woman - Carey Mulligan plots and schemes Vengeance from a Coffee shop Promising Young Woman is a timely drama from Director Emerald Fennell and wears it’s ‘me too’ influence proudly on its sleeve.  There is a section of society that may feel this is a ‘man bashing’ film but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It challenges the indoctrinated idea of victim blaming. If you went out and dressed provocatively and had such a good time, you drunk to the point of almost passing out. You would have left yourself vulnerable, but does that justify sexual assault?…
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Blithe Spirit Review: Sparkly New Adaptation of a Classic Comedy

Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann and the great Judi Dench star in this update of the much loved 1940s play by Noël Coward Originally premiering on the West End in 1941, Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit is one of the most revived comedy plays of all time and with a first film adaption made in 1945 by the great David Lean it's been delighting audiences for nearly 80 years. Indeed had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic this film would have been released at the same time as a new West End revival starring the great Jennifer Saunders (which…
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AVA Review – With Ava, could Jessica Chastain spark a new ‘Bourne’ franchise on Netflix?

Ava sees Jessica Chastain go 'full Bourne' in this action thriller. If this is any indication of what to expect from her in the future, then her next action film 'The 355'(trailer) should be amazing! #jessicachastain #netflixmovies #AVAreview Ava is currently available on Netflix. See the full trailer here
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Soul Review – Can Disney really deliver its sweetest movie gift for Christmas 2020?

Soul is an ambitious animated feature with lush visuals, a vivid world, and a unique style all of its own. Pixar were always going to face an uphill battle with its chosen subject matter. A film which has Jazz music and death as its focus was likely to be a difficult sell to those who come to Disney for their standard fairy tale stories and singalong songs. For those looking for somethings a bit more and are prepared to dig a bit deeper, Soul throws up some interesting questions of obsession, life, and purpose. Many of us get stuck in…
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Review: Does George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky reach stellar heights?

Clooney directs and stars in this Sci Fi thriller about humanity's escape from a doomed earth The Midnight Sky is George Clooney's seventh feature film as director, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and distributed by Netflix it attempts to turn lofty sci fi concepts into crowd pleasing fare. Clooney stars as Dr. Augustine Lofthouse, a scientist with terminal cancer living at a remote research base in the Arctic circle. In the opening scenes of the film we learn that some cataclysmic event has befallen Earth (whether this is nuclear, biological or chemical is never explained)…
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Wonder Woman 1984 Review

Wonder Woman 1984 is an exciting and memorable superhero thrill ride that's relevant to anyone in need of inspiration and belief right now In a world where every hero wants to be an anti-hero, truth is subjective and doing the right thing is optional, Wonder Woman 1984 is the remarkable reminder we all needed of the power of good and honesty. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot partner to bring us a delightful dose of action, comedy, and fabulous eighties' nostalgia tied together in a movie spectacle the likes of which we haven't seen this year. Wonder Woman and Cheetah battle…
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Mank Review: David Fincher’s Love Letter to Hollywood’s Golden Age

Gary Oldman stars in this movie about movie making; the story behind the writing of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane The titular Mank is Herman J. Mankiewicz (here played by Oldman,) at one time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood and winner of the Academy award for Best Original Screenplay 1941 for one of the most highly celebrated films of all time: Citizen Kane. Mank and Orson Welles (Citizen Kane's director, star and co-writer) very publicly disagreed about the value of their respective contributions to the film leading to a feud about credits that had to be settled by the Screen…
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Run Review – Run really is an outstanding thriller. It had me hooked all the way till the end

Run is one of those movies that grabs you right from the start and doesn't let go till the very last moments. It was tremendous and I loved it! Director Aneesh Chaganty's last major project Searching was also a favourite, See my review here https://videopress.com/v/LBJtF032?preloadContent=metadata The Director brings us a bonus deleted scene not seen in the full movie You can see the official trailer for Run here
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Fantasy Island Review – Is this your film fantasy?

Fantasy Island is perfect if your idea of a fantasy is ninety minutes of nonsense and pointless plots twists https://youtu.be/_qdUbROfnQo This was a misfortunate misstep, a slight blemish on Blumhouse productions otherwise decent collection If you still want to see more, the Official Trailer is here
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Happiest Season Review: Kristen Stewart Charms in Holiday Rom Com

Family secrets come out in heartwarming and pioneering festive rom com Happiest Season, from actress turned director Clea DuVall Netflix have revitalised the Christmas movie market in the last few years churning out countless family movies and silly rom coms of immense popularity despite often questionable quality - so it's no surprise that other studios are now starting to get in on the act. Happiest Season is being distributed by US streaming giant Hulu and promises all the relaxing festive charm you hope for in this gloomy time of year. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Abby and Mackenzie Davis…
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