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Joe

Well meaning indie that doesn't hit the mark, despite Nic Cage's most serious effort in years.


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3rd Jul 2015

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Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Luscious outlaw drama. Malick aspirations, hampered by pretensions and clumsy pacing.


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1st Jul 2015

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Fury

Stylish but muddled war clone, lacking the clarity of the classics. Star power pastes over the cracks.


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28th Jun 2015

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Mauritian catering on set today.

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28th Jun 2015

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Entourage

Lazy rehash of the uglier side of the hit TV show. Jim Robinson guest stars


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25th Jun 2015

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25th Jun 2015

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24th Jun 2015

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21st Jun 2015

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Hell Kitty

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21st Jun 2015

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The elusive chocolate ginger snap.

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21st Jun 2015

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Boyhood

There's less novelty the second time round, but this unique film benefits and even seems less contrived.


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20th Jun 2015

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Kagemusha

Slow 80s samurai doppelganger pic from Akira Kurosawa, which seems all the more epic in the post-CGI world.


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19th Jun 2015

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Clear and Present Danger

Despite the Twitter-unfriendly title, this old fashioned 90s thriller holds up well.


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18th Jun 2015

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18th Jun 2015

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Downfall

Powerful and impressive, but the chamber-piece presentation creates an Abigail’s-Party-for-Nazis vibe.


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17th Jun 2015

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The Counsellor

Indecipherable monologues from Hollywood's A list, shot by a director with a dismal success ratio.


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13th Jun 2015

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13th Jun 2015

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Lucy

Nonsensical, badly cast Euro-Actioner, from a director long past his brief prime.


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12th Jun 2015

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The Art Of Flight

Great cinematography and snowboarding meet the contrived jeopardy typical of 'The Apprentice'.


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9th Jun 2015

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Begin Again

Cookie cutter big budget 'indie', with a bland take on the power of music. Ruffalo should know better.


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8th Jun 2015

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The Departed

Scorsese's remake makes up for its lack of subtlety through pure bombast. Di Caprio's career highlight.


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6th Jun 2015

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Bad Neighbours

Auto-pilot anti-frat comedy, lacking the necessary heavyweight ensemble cast.


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6th Jun 2015

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All This Mayhem

Paranoid, one-sided documentary showing an ugly slice of the 90s skate scene.


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5th Jun 2015

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Another Girl Another Planet

Thoroughly pretentious, thoroughly enjoyable 90s PXL-Vision hipster indiefest.


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4th Jun 2015

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Aloha

Emma Stone playing a half-Chinese/Hawaiian local is the least of this confusing Cameron Crowe washout's problems.


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3rd Jun 2015

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2 Floors and Fish Curry Ramen.

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2nd Jun 2015

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The Woman In Black

Classic gothic ghost story. Thin, but well crafted with plenty of shocks.


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31st May 2015

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Mrs Chimp still breaking the rules.

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30th May 2015

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Alan Partridge Alpha Papa

Mildly amusing feature adventure for Coogan's defining character. Plenty of one liners.


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30th May 2015

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30th May 2015

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Mrs Chimp birthday meal at the 1975 club.

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29th May 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Like a badly written, cast, acted and directed double episode of Dynasty. Utter shite.


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29th May 2015

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Beyond the Edge

Engaging, if workhorse, docu-drama about the first ascent of Everest. Spoiler alert - they make it.


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29th May 2015

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Not quite a Big Kahuna burger.

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27th May 2015

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A tall drink of water.

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27th May 2015

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Whiplash

Inspiring, unpredictable music drama. Slow to start, but some nice turns keep it fresh for the drum solo.


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25th May 2015

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Sunset Strip

Standard issue biopic of the famous street. Star studded, with a lot of nip and tuck. Bonus Duff.


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23rd May 2015

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Thunderheart

Solid, old fashioned studio thriller with enough of an angle to keep it fresh.


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21st May 2015

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Witty, post modern detective pic, with standout comeback turns from RDJ and Val Kilmer.


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20th May 2015

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Tracks

Uneven Australian biopic. Beautifully shot, but overblown and self important without really earning it.


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17th May 2015

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The One I Love

Intriguing, thought-provoking indie dramedy. Would have benefitted from a bit more structure.


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17th May 2015

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180 Degrees South

Inspiring, earthy travel film, documenting a trip down to climb Patagonia's Corcovado mountain.


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17th May 2015

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Cold In July

Sparse, atmospheric indie thriller - which quickly breaks the template with a couple of left turns.


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17th May 2015

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At Sundance

Revealing 1995 Pixelvision documentary from Almereyda, featuring a time capsule of 90s indie cinema.


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15th May 2015

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The Motorcycle Diaries

Well realised period pic, with great art direction - but it's slow and un-engaging.


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14th May 2015

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Frances Ha

Meandering indie with a certain charm. Like a triple bill of minor Girls episodes directed by Woody Allen.


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10th May 2015

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Foxcatcher

Portentous wrestling pic. Nicely shot, with a raft of solid performances, but it's boring as hell.


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5th May 2015

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Kegger.

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2nd May 2015

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Spoke to soon. Though I opted for the bacon sandwich.

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25th Apr 2015

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"Come out to the coast. We'll have a few laughs".

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25th Apr 2015

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The search is over.

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25th Apr 2015

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American Sniper

Well acted war pic, let down by a fragmented narrative and heavy handed script.


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23rd Apr 2015

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23rd Apr 2015

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A taste of the future. @prussell777

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21st Apr 2015

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Blackhat

Out of touch, contrived, misguided, miscast, dull disaster from Michael Mann. Reasonably well shot.


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19th Apr 2015

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Romantic night out with @hell_in_hello

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14th Apr 2015

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Fish tacos

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13th Apr 2015

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Cinderella

Branagh's slick reworking of the original Disney pic is high on style, but low on charm.


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12th Apr 2015

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