I Kill Giants: Film Review

I had never heard of the actress Madison Wolfe before but I certainly won’t forget the name now because she is absolutely captivating in I Kill Giants.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Theatre Review

I don’t always do theatre reviews because I don’t really consider myself well-versed in this area but I know a good performance when I see one and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? boasts not one but four. So of course I had to write a gushing post.

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My top ten films of 2016

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Welcome back, folks! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. Now is the time to look back over the year in film releases and pick my favourites. These are restricted to films released in the U.K. in 2016 – so it may include films I actually saw in late 2015 and although I desperately wanted to put La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Free Fire on this list, they aren’t out until 2017, so unfortunately they don’t make the cut.

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Green Room: Film Review

GREEN ROOM

I had no idea what this was about but I signed up to see it because the cast – including Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Sawkat – appealed to me. Even if you had an idea about the plot you would still not be prepared for the shit that will go down in Green Room – it is brutal, scary and flipping intense.

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Top Films for May

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It’s that time of the month again – where I choose the releases I’m looking forward to in May. There isn’t a huge amount of good ‘uns but my picks below look pretty damn sweet.

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She’s Funny That Way: Film Review

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She’s Funny That Way is a sweet, little ensemble comedy that harkens back to the old screwball capers where everything goes wrong, the web of characters gets all entangled and it is a joy watching it all unravel.

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Top Films For March

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ralph Fiennes stars a concierge in this comedy-drama who enlists the help of one of his employees to prove his innocence when he is framed for murder. It looks a bit odd but I am intrigued anyway. This has quite a cast including Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and Jeff Goldblum. Released: 7th March

 

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Labor Day

This hard-hitting drama won rave reviews at the film festivals last year and it’s finally coming to our screens. Kate Winslet stars as a depressed single mother who falls for an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) who uses her home to hide. It looks intense and that the performances will be stellar. Released 21st March

 

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A Long Way Down

Based on the amazing Nick Hornby book, the film follows four people who go up a tower block on New Year’s Eve with the plan to commit suicide, yet they don’t go through with it when they discover the others there. From then on, they are involved in each other’s lives despite their differences, helping them see that their lives are worth living. This stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul. Released 21st March

 

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans is back as Captain America and he is ready to save the world, as usual. Two years after the events of  The Avengers, Rogers teams up with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to uncover the mysterious threat that could endanger the human race before coming up against the most powerful villain yet – the winter soldier. Released 28th March

 

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Muppets Most Wanted

I love The Muppets, they are so much fun. I’m surprised a new film has come out so quickly after the Jason Segel effort but I will love its cheesy plot anyway. Basically, there is an evil Russian Kermit, who is stealing precious jewels from all over the world. While trying to chase him, the authorities manage to capture regular Kermit instead and the evil one takes his place in Hollywood – will his friends notice? How will they sort out the problem? This also stars Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey with a ton of celebrity cameos thrown in from the likes of P. Diddy to Celine Dion. Released 28th March.