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TIFF Review: Destroyer – “Nicole Kidman embodies this dark character in a haunting performance”

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

You’ve never really seen a cop drama quite like this one. Or at least not with this lead. Never before has a female cop been shown to be...

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Review: A Simple Favour – “Wickedly silly”

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in All, Books, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

The trailer for A Simple Favour makes Paul Feig’s latest film look like a modern thriller in the Gone Girl vein. But it isn’t that. It’s a...

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Review: Mandy – “If Jodorowsky mainlined DMT while listening to doom metal non-stop”

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in action, All, drama, fantasy, Film, Headline, horror, indie, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Mandy is the new film by Panos Cosmatos, director of Beyond the Black Rainbow — a film that still hasn’t been released in the UK despite...

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US Blu-ray and DVD releases: Ocean’s 8, Universal Classic Monsters, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, My Man Godfrey and more

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in All, DVD/Blu-ray, Film, Reviews | Comments Off on US Blu-ray and DVD releases: Ocean’s 8, Universal Classic Monsters, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, My Man Godfrey and more

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – I really loved the first Jurassic World movie. It brought back a franchise that had been incredibly...

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TIFF Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? – “Melissa McCarthy delivers her best performance to date”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in All, biopic, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

At a literary party close to the beginning of Can You Ever Forgive Me? an author comments that he doesn’t believe in writer’s...

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TIFF Review: Her Smell – “Elisabeth Moss is mesmerizing”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in All, drama, Film, indie, Reviews | 0 comments

There were a lot of music-centric films this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, most revolving around women musicians.  Vox...

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TIFF Review: Colette

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in All, biopic, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

Director Wash Westmoreland and his late partner Richard Glatzer last visited the Toronto International Film Festival with Still Alice,...

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TIFF Review: The Weekend – “A delightful comedy”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in All, comedy, Film, Headline, indie, Reviews | 0 comments

It’s fairly common that festival viewing tends to revolve around more serious subject matter – case in point the multiple stories of...

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TIFF Review: Roma – “The imagery is stunningly sharp”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, romance | 0 comments

In 1971, a live-in maid and nanny experiences love and loss while working for an upper-middle class family in the Mexico City district of...

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Review: The Predator – “Soulless and so uninspired”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in action, All, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Normally in the LFF canteen, we’re fighting over who gets to review what.  “Can I go to Venice, this time Phil?”, that kind of thing. With...

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