Summerland: Film Review

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Gemma Arterton excels as a grumpy obnoxious woman who is forced to look after an evacuee in Jessica Swale‘s lovely directorial debut Summerland.

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Top films for March

Onward

It’s the start of a new month yet again, which means it is once again time to look ahead at what’s coming to cinemas in March.

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Motherless Brooklyn: Film Review

Motherless Brooklyn is clearly a passion project for Edward Norton – not only does he star in almost every scene, but he also directed and produced the film and wrote the screenplay, adapted from Jonathan Lethem’s novel, which he has been trying to bring to the big screen for almost 20 years. Although his performance is tremendous, the film itself has serious issues with length, pacing and narrative.

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A Wrinkle in Time: Film Review

I wanted to love A Wrinkle in Time because it is a Disney movie, and I generally love all their stuff, because it is directed by Ava DuVernay, and has an incredible cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, but I just came away feeling a bit meh. It was fine, I guess I liked it, but I didn’t connect with the story at all.

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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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Free State of Jones: Film Review

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I usually quite like American Civil War movies; I find them fascinating and sad all at once so it’s absolutely baffling to me that Free State of Jones was none of those things. It had some very good and emotive scenes, but they were so bogged down by slow pacing that I no longer cared.

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Concussion: Film Review

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Will Smith scored a Golden Globe nomination for Concussion and it was released in the U.S. aaaages ago so I was keen to see what the fuss was about and I can safely say that it is such an incredible true story and Smith gives his best performance in years.

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