The Old Guard: Netflix Film Review

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Netflix is entering into the comic book-inspired action movie market with The Old Guard and I think we’ve found ourselves an interesting new franchise.

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The Laundromat: Film Review

I was really gutted when The Laundromat press screening was scheduled for after I left Venice this year – I love Steven Soderbergh and the cast he’s assembled – but it turns out I didn’t miss much at all. The Laundromat is a proper misfire.

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Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis): Venice Film Review

I will basically watch anything starring Matthias Schoenaerts and that hasn’t always worked out well for me – what with his recent efforts including the Racer and the Jailbird and Red Sparrow. Close Enemies was an improvement on these, but I still wasn’t overly impressed by it.

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Racer and the Jailbird: Film Review

I love me a bit of Matthias Schoenaerts so I was keen to watch the Racer and the Jailbird (original French title: Le Fidele) at the London Film Festival but I unfortunately missed it. It is now set for a limited cinema release and I can’t really recommend – it was not worth the wait.

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Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Lawrence at the Red Sparrow London premiere: My pics

Last night, Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton were joined by their co-stars at the European premiere of Red Sparrow in London’s Leicester Square – and I have all the pics.

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Disorder: Film Review

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I have a big ol’ crush on Matthias Schoenaerts so checking out his latest movie Disorder was a no-brainer. I knew nothing about it except it co-starred Diane Kruger, but I had faith in their collective acting skills and they did not disappoint.

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The Danish Girl: Film Review

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The trailers for The Danish Girl brought tears to my eyes and I expected it to be as powerful and emotional as The Theory of Everything, but I can sadly report that I was disappointed. I went in with tissues, preparing to be seriously moved, so I was very surprised by how little this affected me.

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BFI London Film Festival: What I want to see

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Tickets for the BFI London Film Festival opened today and I have been through the schedule and here are my (pretty obvious) choices for the tickets I want to get my hands on:

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Far From the Madding Crowd: Film Review

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I don’t always love a period drama but this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel feels so contemporary with its strong, complex female character Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who inherits a farm in a man’s world and is asked for her hand in marriage by three very different suitors – a sheep farmer (Matthias Shoenaerts), her wealthy neighbour (Michael Sheen) and a soldier (Tom Sturridge) – but who will she pick?

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Top Films for May

 

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It’s a new month, which means a whole new set of films to be excited about. Here’s what I’m looking forward to watching:

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