The King: Film Review

I love Timothee Chalamet so I decided to check out The King even though the subject isn’t really my cup of tea, and while he is as amazing as ever, the film is long and largely quite dull.

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Babyteeth: LFF Film Review

I had Australian drama Babyteeth on my list for the Venice Film Festival but I left before it was screened so naturally, I wanted to right that wrong at the London Film Festival.

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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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Ready Player One: Film Review

I am a massive Steven Spielberg fan but I have to admit that I wasn’t fussed about Ready Player One at all because it just looked like a massive CGI fest, which is something I cannot stand, and while it is mega CG heavy, I loved the story so much that I just didn’t care.

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Una: Film Review

Rooney Mara shows off her stellar British accent in this film adaptation of David Harrower’s play Blackbird, which has been revived on the stage many times, mostly recently with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in the lead roles.

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Una: LFF Film Review

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Rooney Mara shows off her stellar British accent in this film adaptation of David Harrower’s play Blackbird, which has been revived on the stage many times, mostly recently with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in the lead roles.

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Mississippi Grind: Film Review

I’m not a big fan of gambling movies simply because I don’t understand how anyone can get pleasure from risking all their money, and I really can’t stomach the high-stakes scenes, so Mississippi Grind was an incredibly tense watch for me. It was elevated into an enjoyable experience simply through the brilliant performances by Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds.

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Slow West: Film Review

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Kodi Smit-McPhee leads this unconventional Western as Jay, a Scottish boy who is travelling through 19th Century mid-America to find his missing sweetheart when he is forced to be accompanied by the mysterious Silas (Michael Fassbender) who has ulterior motives.

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Lost River: Film Review

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Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River was panned when it premiered at Cannes so I braced myself for an experimental film that was totally shit. So I was actually surprised that Lost River wasn’t as bad as the media reports had lead us to believe. It needs a lot of work, sure, but it isn’t awful.

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