Rare Beasts: LFF Film Review

Billie Piper has come a long way since her days of being a pop star and Doctor Who’s assistant. She has proved herself as a phenomenal actress on the stage and now she’s made her directorial debut with Rare Beasts, which she also wrote and stars in.

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The Mercy: Film Review

James Marsh has had an impressive career so far with highlights like Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire and the Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything, but he seems unlikely to replicate those successes with The Mercy, which is an uninspired and forgettable biopic.

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Anomalisa: Film Review

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I have no idea why it has taken so long for Anomalisa to get a release over here but at least now we finally get to see this Oscar-nominated animated movie. What I love about Anomalisa is that it doesn’t use animation to entertain kids or to be subversive and shocking (like South Park) but it tells a very dramatic, adult story that you would not expect from an animation.

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Macbeth: Film Review

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I know William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a dark and depressing tragedy in itself, but Justin Kurzel’s version is even bleaker than I expected and it is a lot of hard work. However, it is all worth it due to the incredible performances by Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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Queen and Country: Film Review

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Queen and Country is the follow-up to the 1987 drama Hope and Glory, which told the story of Bill Rowan growing up during the Blitz in London during World War II. I was expecting this to be an epic romantic war movie, but it was not. I’m not even sure what it wanted to be.

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