Gringo: Film Review

Gringo has all the makings of a top-notch comedy – from a decent premise to a stellar cast – led by Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton – but for some reason, it just fails to ignite.

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The Cloverfield Paradox: Film Review

I am a big fan of the previous two Cloverfield films, so I was looking forward to what was originally titled God Particle, the next instalment in the series, which was set to hit cinemas in April. So I was pretty disappointed when I learned that it was going straight to Netflix – and was in fact already there. As a big cinema supporter, I was convinced this was the wrong move, a big-budget sci-fi should be seen on the big screen, but after watching it, I kinda understand why it happened.

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Top Films for November

It’s November which means the awards season films are slowly creeping in – but never fear, there’s plenty of blockbuster fare to enjoy too. So here’s my top picks:

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A United Kingdom: Film Review

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A United Kingdom sheds light on the incredible story of Seretse Khama, the heir to the throne in Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana), who falls in love and marries white British office worker Ruth while studying in England in the 1940s, much to the distaste of their families and the British government. I never got a chance to see it when it showed at the London Film Festival so I’m glad I caught this inspiring story now.

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Queen of Katwe: Film Review

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Queen of Katwe is one of those uplifting, inspirational films that I just love – they make you feel like you can do anything if you put your mind to it and keep fighting, no matter your circumstances. I think that’s a great message to teach young kids so I get why Disney chose to make this story.

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Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton & David Oyelowo at the A United Kingdom LFF premiere

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Tonight the London Film Festival (aka LFF) kicked off in style with the premiere for A United Kingdom, which stars David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael and is directed by Belle filmmaker Amme Asante. See all the pics and gossip from the red carpet below.

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Selma: Film Review

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David Oyelowo was robbed of awards season nominations for his portrayal of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma. He gives a staggering performance that gives us a rare insight into the mighty public figure from his troubled home life to his doubts over his civil rights campaign.

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Top Films for February

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My top film recommendations for this month are:

SELMA

This biopic of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. depicts a small period in his life where he organises three marches between Selma and Montgomery in Alabama in the 1960s to campaign for the black vote. David Oyelowo gives a storming performance as King and was totally robbed of an Oscar nomination. Review to come. Released: 6th February

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Ava DuVernay talks Oscars snub at Selma premiere

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The stars of civil rights movie Selma came out for the London premiere at the Curzon Mayfair on Tuesday night and I simply had to ask director Ava DuVernay how she felt about the movie, about Martin Luther King, Jr., being snubbed in most categories at the Oscars (except the big one – Best Picture).

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