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Stan & Ollie

Laurel & Hardy are one of the iconic comedy duos that despite passing away well before my time is still a comedy duo I have always understood to have shaped the way comedy is today. Like The Two Ronnies, Monty Python and more recently Key & Peele and SNL, they are an iconic sketch comedy team. Rising to popularity around the same time as Charlie Chaplin, many of the older generation no dou...

3 Reasons You Should See Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

You might have already seen it, but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse officially comes to cinemas January 3rd! And if you haven’t already seen it, well, you better get your act together and go ASAP. Ben and Ashton have three flippin’ good reasons why!

Sink or Swim

When I started to watch films and review them, I said to myself “don’t become one of thooosee people that watches a French film with English subtitles and then tells everyone about it.” And yet, here I am. Reading the title ‘Sink or Swim’ one could easily assume this is a film about drowning in your own predicament or floating above the nonsense to enormous success. While your assumption is very c...

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

Don’t be put off. This isn’t just a film for musicians (although everything about it would probably suggest otherwise). In this documentary, iconic cellist Yo-Yo Ma puts together a gregarious ensemble of musicians gathered from the dusty corners of the globe to explore what it means to make music. Initially, you’d think that this would be all right. After all, music is music righ...

Hail, Caesar! Review

The one thing I didn’t like about the latest from Cohen Brothers is that I hadn’t been to see it sooner. While a glitzy cast including George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum might put some film buffs off, Hail Caesar! instead reminds you why these actors are the big names. Because boy, can they put on a show. Set in the golden era of 1950’s Hollywood film-making, Hail Caesar follows...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Based on the Barry Crump novel Wild Pork and Watercress, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the most delightful movie I have seen in a long time! Both wild and safe, adult and childish, director Taika Waititi has spun together this story with the perfect humour for such a Kiwi adventure. He takes us through some heavy stuff while managing to keep a spring in our step. Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a de...

Ant Man

Amazing PR strategy and Paul Rudd aside, I tried very hard to keep my expectations for Ant Man low. It was like when you’re 7 and you’ve hinted and begged for that particular Barbie caravan with the fold down BBQ in the back and you’re 98% sure your parents are getting it for you, but you don’t want to start expecting it because then Christmas could be ruined. Even without Edgar Wright as the dire...

Aloha

Aloha follows the story of a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) as he returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. My first issue with Aloha was that I couldn’t figure out what story director Cameron Crowe was actually trying to...

Age of Adaline

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) th...

Inside Out

‘Inside Out’ is pure genius. That’s really all you need to know. It’s ridiculously clever, funny and sad all at the same time (you might know it as ‘The Disney Pixar Effect’). Just ask the grown man who was loudly sobbing in the row behind me… you will definitely feel ALL OF THE THINGS. Inside Out follows 11-year-old Riley, as her dad’s new job in San Francisco uproots the family from Minnesota. H...

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he i...

Seventh Son

Seventh Son is the first film in a long time that I have wanted to walk out of. It starts with Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), a professional “Spook” who earns his living doing battle with things that go bump in the night. He takes young Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) as his apprentice after his previous apprentice is killed by Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), a powerful witch. Of course he only has a few da...

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