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Edward Norton's career has had its ups and downs, as he has steered an often fractious course through Hollywood, but you can never say he's lacked ambition.

Full of unexpected twists and turns, Knives Out is a brilliantly witty, stylishly-filmed and extremely funny murder mystery.

The critics have described Last Christmas as: "bad" (Mark Kermode) "neither romantic or funny" (New York Post) "worst film of the year" (The Guardian) "wince-making" (The Telegraph).

It has been, one could argue, over a decade since Eddie Murphy has appeared in a film worthy of his considerable talents.

Brass Eye creator Chris Morris returns to the big screen with his second full length feature, which stars Anna Kendrick and Marchánt Davis in the lead roles.

A daredevil pilot and a weather scientist land themselves in an epic fight for survival in a new adventure film which sees them exploring the world in a hot-air balloon.

Film Review: The Joker

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Joker has never had a definitive origin story.

Pitt is an engaging screen presence as always, but isn't suited to such an understated role. (Seek out Ryan Gosling's performance in last year's First Man for a much better example of a brooding astronaut.)

Children's movies keep getting smarter - and Abominable, the latest eye-popping adventure from DreamWorks and Pearl Studios is no exception.

Joaquin Phoenix delivers a career-best performance in Joker - a bloody, battered and bruised portrayal of a misunderstood man whose pained existence in a fractured and cruel world leads to worryingly nonchalant outbursts of violence.

The debut feature from Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz sees Shia LaBeof continue his run of strong, edgy turns and features a star-making turn from Zack Gottsagen.

Asked by the king if she was effected by the general strike, The Countess of Grantham replies: "My maid was rather curt with me. She's a communist at heart."

Class warfare has long been explored in horror, with the likes of Brian Yuzna's Society, Jordan Peele's Us and now Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet's Ready or Not offering wonderfully subversive, dark and humorous explorations of this theme.

Brad Pitt blasts into space and delivers an out-of-this-world lead performance as an astronaut with deep-rooted daddy issues in director James Gray's sci-fi thriller.

A wedding night ritual warps a childhood game of hide and seek into an exhilarating battle for survival in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's twisted horror comedy.

This standalone take on comic books' most compelling character is daring, thrilling, unexpected, ghastly and probably the last thing the world needs right now. Well, it's another bloody origins tale, isn't it?

An empowering whirlwind of a movie where the women take charge, 'Hustlers' is a feminist story of friendship and doing whatever it takes to be on top.

Quentin Tarantino returns with his ninth feature, this time focusing on Hollywood's golden era of the late 1960s and following a fading actor and his stunt double as they attempt to recapture past glories.

Film Review: IT - Chapter Two

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Second part shocker from the Stephen King remake

Just as unnervingly creepy and frighteningly menacing as before, Pennywise the Clown returns to deliver edge-of-your-seat scares in the second chapter of Stephen King's re-imagined IT series.

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.

Film Review: Sextuplets

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Here's another review from Mark of the latest Netflix offering

A creepy combination of Goosebumps, Stranger Things and The Evil Dead, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is an impressively frightening horror that will appeal to adults and teenagers alike.

Fans of American Pie and Superbad will love Good Boys, Seth Rogen's latest outrageous comedy that follows three naïve sixth graders who desperately want to be the cool kids - by any means necessary.

Hot on the heels of Dumbo, and following a long line of 'live action' remakes, Disney turns its attention to another of its timeless classics The Lion King.

Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster that also manages to raise questions about the pointless bloodshed of war and the damaging effects of PTSD.

Tarantino takes us on a rip roaring ride down swinging 60's memory lane

An exhilarating and brilliantly ridiculous spin off from the Fast & Furious franchise, Hobbs & Shaw brings two of the biggest - and most bankable - names in Hollywood together for two hours and 20 minutes of relentlessly-paced high-octane action.

The fast car franchise diverts off the main road

Another month into the year and we find ourselves with another remake of a beloved Disney classic

When elemental monsters attack the capital cities of Europe, Nick Fury hijacks Peter Parker's school trip and recruits the young superhero to fight against the destructive new menace.

The rivalry between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I has been repeatedly dramatised and documented but most often from the perspective of the English monarch and the furore surrounding the Babington plot.

Peter Parker returns for the next instalment of the webbed crusader

Acclaimed British director Danny Boyle joins forces with the master of the romcom Richard Curtis to tell the tale of a struggling musician who discovers he's the only person in the world who can remember the Beatles.

Who are the Celts? What have the Romans ever done for us? And why is Emperor Nero dousing himself in horse urine?

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