Month: January 2019

Alita: Battle Angel

⭐⭐⭐ Directed by Robert Rodriguez with visionary James Cameron keeping a watchful eye on proceedings and a whopping 16 years in the making, Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar as the eponymous hero attempting to discover who, and indeed what, she is in a dystopian futuristic world where violence, greed and corruption are rife. Based on…

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Green Book

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s America in 1962 and Brooklyn born tough guy Tony “Lip” Vallelonga reluctantly takes the job of driving Dr Don Shirley, a black concert pianist, to a series of his shows throughout America’s Deep South. Racism is rife and the two men from very different backgrounds learn about each other and indeed loyalty, love and…

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A Dog’s Way Home

⭐⭐⭐⭐ In Denver, Colorado, a litter of cats and dogs live together harmoniously underneath an old abandoned house. When their tranquillity is threatened by a nasty landowner, Bella, a Pit Bull puppy, escapes an equally vicious animal controller and befriends Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King). Lucas lives with his mother, Terri (Ashley Judd) a veteran suffering from PTSD,…

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Mary Queen of Scots

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart or even Mary I of Scotland was a complex character. Several marriages, rumours of affairs, assassination plots and a fragile relationship with her cousin, England’s Elizabeth I. Plenty, therefore, for debut director Josie Rourke to sink her teeth into. And she does so with relish highlighting the struggles…

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Glass

⭐⭐⭐ Set just three weeks after the events of 2017’s Split, director M. Night Shyamalan concludes his supernatural trilogy of films (Unbreakable and Split) with Glass. James McAvoy’s Beast, Patricia, Hedwig or maybe it’s Barry is up to his old tricks and he’s being hunted by David Dunn (Bruce Willis), known as The Overseer, a poncho wearing seemingly indestructible…

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