Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Film Review

I generally try to keep my reviews spoiler-free but that is impossible to do for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood because so much of my opinion hinges on the ending. I won’t be going into too much detail, but consider yourself warned: SPOILERS.

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Brimstone: Film Review

Brimstone is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re after a pleasant watch this is not the film for you. In fact it’s the opposite – it’s heavy, brutal and intense, but a good film nonetheless.

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Brimstone: LFF Film Review 

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Brimstone is not for the faint hearted. If you’re after a pleasant watch this is not the film for you. In fact it’s the opposite – it’s heavy, brutal and intense, but a good film nonetheless.

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Effie Gray: Film Review

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This real-life story is so very, very bleak, dismal and centres on a love triangle storyline that has been tried and tested many times. Dakota Fanning does a wonderful job in the role but I just wanted more – it was too meandering and not enough passion or hate or any type of wild emotion. It was just all too reserved and repressed for my liking, which is in keeping with the era but still not an awful lot of fun!

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Dakota Fanning on being Effie Gray

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On Sunday night, Dakota Fanning was in London for the world premiere of her new movie Effie Gray. She plays the title character in this true story set in the Victorian period – she marries John Ruskin (Greg Wise), a man much older than her and totally emotionless and she suffers in this loveless marriage until she meets painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge) and realises how different her life could be.

The film is Emma Thompson’s first original screenplay and the project was held up for years due to copyright infringement claims but it is now set for released on 10th October in the U.K. It currently has no release date in the U.S.

I was very gutted that Emma didn’t show because I absolutely love her but Tom made up for that by bringing his fiancee Sienna Miller. She didn’t do any interviews and he turned up very late so I didn’t get chance to chat with them.

However, I did grab a minute with the leading lady and here’s what she had to say:

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Night Moves: Film Review

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I wanted to see this because I had missed it at London Film Festival and it’s finally coming to U.K. cinemas next month. I am basically a big Jesse Eisenberg fan and will see anything he’s in and it was an independent film that piqued my interest.

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