Category Archives: Film Review

Review in Brief: Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021)

Batfans have been clamouring for this one for a long time. Faithfully based on Jeph Loeb’s run of the comics, THE LONG HALLOWEEN follows Batman (Jensen Ackles) on the tail of a holiday-themed serial killer as he works with DA … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

RAYA might lose some points for its narrative being a very familiar shape with key story beats you could sleepwalk between, but it makes up for it by getting the casting right and being one of the most beautiful looking … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

If you like the FAST & FURIOUS movies, chances are you either prefer the earlier ones that were about street racing and family or you prefer the later ones that are about ignoring the laws of physics and family. If … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Bo Burnham: Inside (2021)

INSIDE is a feature film, no question. At the very least it’s a musical, with elements of documentary and insightful monologue mixed in. Comedy musician Bo Burnham spent over a year crafting a unique special for Netflix and decided to … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: In the Heights (2021)

“Feelgood film of the year” is an overused poster quote, but as far as IN THE HEIGHTS is concerned it’s probably true. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-HAMILTON hit brought to the screen by Jon M Chu has the same confidence and similar … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Father (2020)

There have been many dementia dramas but few that attempt to put audiences in the POV of the person slipping away. THE FATHER is best seen with as little prior reading as possible, the tricky-clever ways the very building blocks … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Rare Beasts (2019/21)

Billie Piper’s directorial debut RARE BEASTS is one of the funniest and most profound, but also perhaps the most uncomfortable of films to watch this year. From an opening dinner date scene incorporating discussion of “gummy blowjobs”, Piper is completely … Continue reading

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Luca (2021) Review

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‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25 – Review

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Review in Brief: Nobody (2021)

More melancholy than TAKEN and far funnier than JOHN WICK, NOBODY doesn’t exactly lay new ground for films of its ilk but is really rather satisfying on its own terms. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a suburban loser stuck in … Continue reading

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