The Current War: Film Review

I was looking forward to The Current War because I felt like it would fill a gap in my knowledge – I knew nothing about George Westinghouse and his involvement with the evolution of electricity – but the film only offers a potted history and I felt ambivalent about the whole thing.

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Top Films for July

It’s about to be the start of a new month, which means it’s time, once again, to look ahead to the films coming to UK cinemas this July.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Film Review

After the shambles of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, I was pretty much done with the franchise and not at all excited for Dark Phoenix. Despite this, I tried to go in with an open mind and it’s actually quite good. It has a lot of problems, but I was entertained for the most part.

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The Favourite: Venice Film Review

After the success of The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I was naturally very excited about Yorgos Lanthimos‘ The Favourite. It also helped that it starred the wonderful Emma Stone, who surprises in a role you’ve never seen her in before.

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Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult arrive at Venice Film Festival

Today is the world premiere of The Favourite at the Venice Film Festival, meaning the stars – Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman and Joe Alwyn – arrived at the Palazzo del Casino with director Yorgos Lanthimos to promote it.

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X-Men: Apocalypse – Film Review

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The initial reaction to X-Men: Apocalypse was very mixed so I went in with low expectations and this probably helped because I actually liked it. Sure, it’s not as good as Days of Future Past and it’s pretty bleak, but it is still a decent watch with some great performances so I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re into this kind of thing.

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Dark Places: Film Review

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Dark Places came out in America in the middle of the 2015 and I kept an eye on it because I wanted to see the latest Gillian Flynn novel-to-movie adaptation following the success of Gone Girl. The original U.K. release date was in March or April 2016 and I did not realise it had been bumped up to January until I saw a newspaper review yesterday. Why has it not been promoted over here? Why release it if there is going to be no marketing about it whatsoever? I soon realised the reason when I watched it –it’s simply not very good.

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Kill Your Friends: Film Review

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Nicholas Hoult getting his American Psycho on? Check. Nicholas Hoult in regular topless glory? Check. A nostalgic blast from the 90s with a killer soundtrack? Check. Kill Your Friends just wins on all fronts.

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Top Films for November

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It is that time of the month again and this November, there are some pretty sweet movies on the way as awards season is well and truly upon us. Find out my picks below:

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Nicholas Hoult: Kill Your Friends Apple Store Q&A

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Nicholas Hoult (second left) came to the Apple Store in Covent Garden Friday night to chat about his upcoming movie Kill Your Friends, a comedy/crime thriller about the dark side of the music industry.

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