Tag: Review

Ocean’s 8

⭐⭐⭐ Recently released from prison, Daniel Ocean’s sister Debbie is doing it for herself as she sets out on an ambitious heist determined to come away with a huge payoff whilst also settling some personal scores. Demonstrating some of her brother‘s deviousness early on, together with her partner Lou, she recruits her all female gang.…

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Arcadia

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Arcadia is a fascinating look at man’s relationship with Mother Earth shown using archive footage from around the UK set to a modern score. An intriguing blend of folk horror and documentary combine to create an unusual, almost ethereal, story. Predominantly in black and white, we travel through the last 100 years, focusing on…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth instalment of the 25 year old Jurassic Park franchise. J A Bayona is at the helm with returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard leading a supporting cast including Jeff Goldblum, also returning as Ian Malcolm, with Toby Jones, James Cromwell and Rafe Spall along for the…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

⭐⭐⭐ Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second spin-off from the Star Wars world after 2016’s Rogue One. An ambitious yet obvious choice given how popular Harrison Ford’s smuggler turned resistance hero remains 41 years after we first met him. The rather daunting job of playing the young Han Solo falls on the shoulders…

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Deadpool 2

⭐⭐⭐ Ryan Reynolds returns as potty-mouthed, Marvel mutant Wade Wilson, aka superhero Deadpool, in the sequel to 2016’s record breaking film.  In Deadpool 2, our hero thoroughly embraces his position as the naughty, drunk uncle of the Marvel family and brings us a refreshing counterpoint to the other superhero movies out there. Deadpool teams up with some fellow mutants,…

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Avengers: Infinity War

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a Big Bang created six Infinity Stones. When combined, these stones provide unimaginable power to whom ever possesses them. Enter big, bad baddy Thanos as he stops at nothing to get his giant purple hands on them. The only people in his way are…

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Ready Player One

⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s the year 2045, the world is over-populated, life is a struggle for most people and so they enter the virtual reality world known as the OASIS to escape the tedium and hardship of their everyday reality. In the OASIS, pretty much anything goes. You can be anyone, do anything and everything is possible.…

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Mary Magdalene

⭐⭐⭐ Set in the year 33, we meet Mary of Magdala, or Mary Magdalene, struggling to find her purpose in life. She brings shame on her family by refusing an arranged marriage and by praying in a synagogue at a time of her choosing rather than the set time for women. Believing she is possessed…

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Tomb Raider

⭐⭐⭐ Lara Croft has been with us in video game format since 1996 and last hit the big screen in 2003’s The Cradle Of Life. Fifteen years on and we have a very Scandinavian reboot of the hit franchise with Norwegian Roar Uthaug on directing duty and Oscar winning Swede Alicia Vikander as the slightly…

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Dark River

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Following the death of her father (Sean Bean), Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to the farm she was brought up on to claim her right to the tenancy. Her brother Joe (Mark Stanley) has been looking after the farm, along with their dad, and disputes her claim and wants the farm for himself. Through occasional…

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