Triple Frontier: Netflix Film Review

I must admit I’m still not completely on top of Netflix film releases but I took notice of Triple Frontier because of the talent onboard, with Margin Call and A Most Violent Year‘s J.C. Chandor up front as director and co-writer, along with Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal, and a cast which includes Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. That’s an impressive line-up!

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Benjamin: Film Review

Simon Amstell made his directorial debut with 2017’s Carnage, which was not my bag (I turned it off), but he has written and directed a film that’s much more my vibe for his second effort – the semi-autobiographical indie romcom Benjamin.

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What Men Want: Film Review

I didn’t really think the 2000 Mel Gibson movie What Women Want warranted a female-led remake but I was at least satisfied with the casting of Taraji P. Henson, who is excellent in Empire. She is a fun, charismatic lead in What Men Want, which isn’t a complete success but has some enjoyable moments.

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Ben is Back: Film Review

Ben is Back comes out in the UK just two months after Beautiful Boy, another drama which follows a 20-something drug addict and their relationship with a parent, so you would be forgiven for wondering if it’s worth a watch as well – and I’m here to tell you that it is.

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Ian McKellen is an absolute sweetheart and a national treasure

Last night, I went to see Ian McKellen on Stage – the one-man show that is currently touring the U.K. The show was extremely enjoyable, but I was more in awe of the man himself.

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The Kindergarten Teacher: Film Review

I love Maggie Gyllenhaaal (particularly when she waved at me at the BAFTAs years ago) and I think she is a fantastic actress – something which she continues to prove in The Kindergarten Teacher, a gripping drama in which she plays a morally questionable teacher.

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Everybody Knows: Film Review

Everybody Knows, a Spanish-language film made by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, opened the 2018 Cannes Film Festival so I figured it was worth checking out. I liked it but dear me it was long.

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Captain Marvel: Film Review

I can’t really put my finger on why but I wasn’t excited about Captain Marvel, even when everyone was raving about the trailers etc. I just didn’t understand the hype. So I went in with a certain ambivalence and I’m pleased to say I came away feeling positive. It’s good!

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Top Films for March

It’s the start of the month which means it’s time for my cinema preview! Here are the releases I’m most excited for in March.

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Departures: Film Review

I was a big fan of The Fault in Our Stars which meant Departures – also known as Then Came You – had an uphill battle to win me over. The plots are very similar so you can’t help but draw comparisons between them and Departures fails to match up.

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