Men in Black: International – Film Review

I loved the original Men in Black and I’m a huge fan of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson so I figured Men in Black: International was onto a winner. Sadly I have to report that it’s a bland, forgettable action movie. What a shame.

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Cold Pursuit: Film Review

I’m surprised Cold Pursuit is still coming out following Liam Neeson‘s controversial comments on the film’s press tour, and I would have been fine with that happening as a consequence of his words. However, ignoring his comments and taking the film on its own, I must admit that it was surprisingly funny and different compared to his usual revenge outings.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Film Review

I don’t love everything Joel and Ethan Coen make. They are extremely hit and miss with me, and that’s the perfect way to describe The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – an anthology western movie telling six tales which are wildly inconsistent in tone and entertainment value.

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Widows: Film Review

I’m a big fan of Steve McQueen‘s previous films – like Hunger, Shame and 12 Years A Slave – so I was excited to see him take on more mainstream, blockbuster fare, and the incredible cast he recruited for Widows was another big plus. Thankfully, Widows is just what I hoped it would be – a thrilling heist drama.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Venice Film Review

I don’t love everything Joel and Ethan Coen make. They are extremely hit and miss with me, and that’s the perfect way to describe The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – an anthology western movie telling six tales which are wildly inconsistent in tone and entertainment value.

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The Commuter: Film Review

Liam Neeson has become synonymous with kickass action films since the success of Taken, and The Commuter is exactly what you would expect from Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously teamed up on Non-Stop and Unknown.

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A Monster Calls: Film Review

I had heard from friends who saw A Monster Calls at the London Film Festival that it was a tearjerker so I was prepared and brought tissues, which was 100% needed. If I hadn’t been in a press screening environment I would have ugly cried like a baby but I managed to keep my dignity. Anyone who doesn’t cry at this beautiful film are cold-hearted sods.

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Silence: Film Review

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I wasn’t really sure what to make of Silence ahead of watching it and I felt the same afterwards. It is a heavy, intense slog that requires a fair bit of processing. It won’t appeal to everyone, in fact, I’m not really sure who it will appeal to and I’ll be amazed if it makes its money back, which is a shame because it is good, well-made film and features a terrific performance by Andrew Garfield.

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Sam Neill & Liam Neeson at the Hunt for the Wilderpeople premiere

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Last tonight I met Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Liam Neeson and Charles Dance at the Hunt for the Wilderpeople ‘special screening’ which is pretty much a premiere without a big, red carpet and usually held inside. Click inside for more…

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Ted 2: Film Review

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Although Ted was a commercial and critical success back in 2012, I was still quite surprised when the sequel was announced because I didn’t think the storyline lent itself to anything more. And that does show here as the plot is pretty thin and it is more of the same. It’s still pretty good fun though.

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