Knives Out: LFF Film Review

Knives Out was the film I was most excited to see at LFF – I love a whodunnit and the ensemble cast was insane – so I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed it.

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Velvet Buzzsaw: Film Review

I didn’t have much clue about Velvet Buzzsaw except that it starred Jake Gyllenhaal, which was frankly enough for me – I’ll watch anything with him in. But then I learned that he was teaming up with his Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy again and playing an art critic with epic glasses and I was sold. I hardly ever watch Netflix films on the weekend they come out but I couldn’t resist and I’m glad I checked it out.

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Unlocked: Film Review

Noomi Rapace is a brilliant actress who can handle emotional, character-driven stuff as well as kick-ass action sequences so it is a shame she isn’t given more great roles. Unlocked is a step in the right direction but she still deserves more.

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Top Films for December

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Another month, another upcoming preview! It seems most releases have done the sensible thing and steered clear of December and the super anticipated release of Stars Wars – The Force Awakens. Of the films on offer, there are some dreadful-looking comedies and the critically panned Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie outing By The Sea – so there isn’t much I want to see. Here are the picks that scrape by:

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Miss You Already: Film Review

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I feel like we have had a lot of cancer films recently and while Miss You Already is good addition to the roster, it doesn’t stand up to The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl for me. This will appeal more to adults though, and it is a less romanticised take on the disease, so it is still refreshing and worth a watch.

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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.