Fighting with My Family: Film Review

I love Florence Pugh so I was keen to see her transforming into a WWE star for this comedy, written and directed by Stephen Merchant. I always had a positive feeling about it but it completely surpassed my expectations.

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Brawl in Cell Block 99: Film Review

Vince Vaughn has been in a lot of duds in recent years, but I thought the tide was turning for him in last year’s Hacksaw Ridge, when he played an Army sergeant, and my prediction was right. He has seriously reinvented himself with Brawl in Cell Block 99, in which he plays a take-no-prisoners hardman with a large cross tattoo at the back of his shaved head.

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My top ten films from the BFI London Film Festival (LFF)

The London Film Festival is over for another year! I posted a lot of reviews from LFF over the past two weeks and it’s understandable if you missed some, so I’ve created a handy index with links to all my reviews, starting with my top 10!

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Brawl in Cell Block 99: LFF Film Review

Vince Vaughn has been in a lot of duds in recent years, but I thought the tide was turning for him in last year’s Hacksaw Ridge, when he played an Army sergeant, and my prediction was right. He has seriously reinvented himself with Brawl in Cell Block 99, in which he plays a take-no-prisoners hardman with a large cross tattoo at the back of his shaved head.

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Hacksaw Ridge: Film Review

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I’m not the biggest fan of war movies but I was encouraged to see Hacksaw Ridge after it received a 10-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival in September. It’s now obvious to see why. This is probably the best war movie made in recent years and features some extraordinary performances.

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True Detective: I’m so relieved it’s all over

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True Detective finished last night and man, it has been one serious slog. This season has well and truly flopped, and the culmination of eight-and-half hours of perseverance really didn’t pay off. I never expected it to because I lost all care for the series a long time ago but I at least expected to be satisfied. The only thing remotely satisfying is the relief it’s all over.

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True Detective: Why I don’t care about the finale

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The 90-minute finale of True Detective Season 2 is tonight and you would expect a TV lover like me to be unable to contain my excitement to see what happens next and how the series concludes, but I literally couldn’t care less. I think this is the most ambivalent I have felt towards a finale in a long time.

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True Detective Season 2: TV Review

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Before I begin to review the season premiere of True Detective season 2, I need to point out that was not sold on the previous season. Yes, the performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were amazing and yes, the final 2-3 episodes were brilliant but it was too much of a slow burn and I was forever waiting for things to properly start happening.

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