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9

Flippin' great

The Accountant

Since watching The Accountant, the more I think about it, the more interesting it gets. Ben Affleck is Christian Wolff, an accountant for the worst of the worst, mobs, gangs and big time criminals. Next level genius at searching through screeds of numbers and paper work. Also, he could kill you. Playing a h...

9

Flippin' great

Only Yesterday

Two decades after its Japanese release, Only Yesterday (1991) has finally been dubbed for western audiences and released on Blu-Ray and DVD. Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies) tells the tale of Taeko Okajima in this timeless animated f...

9

Flippin' great

Trolls

If you’re looking for a feel good, family movie that will make you want to get up and dance in the cinema, then I recommend going to see Trolls! The Trolls are living a bright and joyous existence, with hug breaks every 30 minutes, regular dance parties and general merriment. But everything changes when an ...

5.5

Meh

Arrival

After watching the trailer, my expectation of Arrival was that it would be awful or amazing, but either way a fun watch. Colour me surprised, because it was decidedly average. Arrival is a sci-fi mystery blockbuster about an alien civilisation making first contact with humanity by landing 12 space ships in ...

8.5

Great

Doctor Strange

Marvel are really getting good at fine-tuning their movies. Doctor Strange feels like it has all the best elements of previous Marvel films with a few new and exciting editions thrown in. It is very obviously an origin story. Prepare yourself for a lot of blatant explaining of everything that Doctor Strange...

6.5

Good

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan seems to have built a legendary reputation for itself, mostly involving Alexander Skarsgård and his impeccable shirt-removing skills. As much of an asset as this was, I was keen to find out if there was more to this movie than meets the eye. Starting off, I was pleasantly surprised to f...

3

Waste of time

Ouija: Origin of Evil

A widowed mother struggling to make ends meet with her fraudulent business as a spiritual medium, introduces a Ouija board into her act in the hopes of boosting her clientele. Instead, she unwittingly invites an evil spirit that terrorises her family and possesses her young daughter. Set in the 1960s, it so...

10

Experience this

My Scientology Movie

This isn’t Louis’ usual foray into the weird. This time he’s not invited. We’ve seen him in the homes of extremists and improbables, but this is the closest we’ve seen Louis come to being an undercover journalist -and he’s up against the big leagues this time, there’...

7

I'm smiling

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach, has been a total smash at film festivals around the world. It won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, much to some people’s annoyance. While I didn’t find it the most thrilling watch, I’m glad it won. I’m glad it’s getting attentio...

6

Good

Storks: What is Going On?!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the movies surrounded by kids and families. It’s not that I don’t like animation – I love it – but the idea of going to the cinemas and coming out when there’s still daylight seems to defy movie-going atmosphere for me. But you kn...

8

Great

Where to Invade Next

In a refreshing departure from Michael Moore’s usual complex political narrative, Where To Invade Next has a very simple premise, which is explained clearly from the outset: Moore is hopping around Europe to “invade” and claim an array of their political and economic policies and ideologies to bring back to...

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