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The Incident

Monday, 27 March 2017
‘The Incident’, the first feature-length film to be directed by Jane Linfoot, looks at how a series of small mistakes can lead to one bad situation. Successful and affluent couple Annabel (Ruta Gedmintas) and Joe (Tom Hughes) have finally managed to get some time away from their jobs to spend instead with each other in their idyllic home in the rural outskirts. Whilst waiting for a takeaway pizza Joe is forced into conversation with Lily (Tasha Connor), a young local prostitute, who ... Read More

The Accountant

Sunday, 26 March 2017
Like Keanu Reeves, Ben Affleck has recently become a meme for his sadness. While promoting the critically-panned Batman Vs. Superman, Affleck became ‘Sadfleck’ during an interview and, since then, has been something of a laughing stock – not helped by how busy 2016 was for him. Alongside the hated Batman was an appearance in the equally loathed Suicide Squad, his directorial disaster Live By Night and, the subject of this review, Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant. Described by some as ... Read More

Pet

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Dominic Monaghan is one of those actors who seemingly never really took off. After his career had a massive launch with big parts in The Lord of The Rings and TV’s Lost, you would expect him to be huge by now. That’s the sort of start any actor would want. But as an avid nature lover, he’s focused most of his time on the environment – even fronting his own documentary series, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, for the past 5 years. 2016 brought the return of Merry Brandybuck to our ... Read More

In A Valley Of Violence

Friday, 24 March 2017
In the 1950s and 60s, the Western was the king of cinema. Actors like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood ruled the roost as audiences lapped up stories of cowboys, Indians and the magnificent ugliness of the old west. Nowadays, Westerns are few and far between. It’s sadly a rather dead art and it takes something truly special to inject life into this old genre. Some succeed admirably – The Hateful Eight and Bone Tomahawk, for example – and others fade into obscurity within days of their ... Read More

Christine

Thursday, 23 March 2017
‘Christine’, directed by Antonio Campos (‘Afterschool’ and ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’) is a film where we know the ending from the very beginning as it’s based on a true story, yet this doesn’t take away from the story at all. If anything, it makes it all the more poignant.Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall) is a reporter for Channel 40 who is quickly approaching her 30th birthday. It doesn’t take long to realise that she’s depressed – she’s frustrated with how her job is ... Read More

Vice Principals- Season 1

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
On the 17th of November back in 2013, television said goodbye to one of its greatest heroes. The inspiring tale of Kenny Powers, Eastbound & Down, came to a fitting climax - and the world wept as we said farewell to the man who could throw a baseball “faster than f*ck”. Well, ladies and gentlemen, 2016 brought us the return of co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill and their new creation. Moving away from the world of sports and into the world of education, this is Vice Principals.Shot ... Read More

Samsung Galaxy A5 & A7 (2017)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
After the success of the Galaxy A5 & A7 last year, Samsung has come out with the 2017 edition for both these models. Both the devices have a metal frame & 3D glass panel which make it look similar to the flagship S7 device and are available in Black Sky & Gold Sand color variants. While the A5 boasts of a 5.2” screen and weighs in at 159 gms with a 3000 mAh battery, the A7 has a 5.7” screen, and device weighing in at 186 grams with a 3600 mAh battery.Samsung has given Full HD ... Read More

The Purge: Election Year

Monday, 20 March 2017
The biggest problem with The Purge: Election Year is that its very existence is problematic. I will never proclaim to be a fan of the first film, but I appreciated its concept if nothing else; twelve hours during which all crime is legal. Logistically it doesn’t make much sense, but conceptually it’s an interesting way to explore the enforcements of laws, of right and wrong, and the circumstances therein.
This is why I’m, if anything, somewhat forgiving of some of the flaws with The ... Read More

Nocturnal Animals

Sunday, 19 March 2017
Amy Adams, described by some as “the new Leonardo DiCaprio” for her immense body of incredible work and lack of Oscars, starred in not one but two stunning films in 2016. She was at the front and centre of Denis Villeneuve’s cerebral sci-fi Arrival, yes, but she also appeared in an even more twisted and thought-provoking piece of work by fashion designer turned filmmaker Tom Ford. Let’s take a closer look at Nocturnal Animals.Despite having a title that led many patrons at my local arts ... Read More

Endless Poetry

Saturday, 18 March 2017
We live in a dull and repetitive time for cinema. Sure, we get some stand out films that thrive with originality, but it’s a rare feat to surprise your audience with something truly unprecedented or unique. For every Swiss Army Man or Greasy Strangler, we get 10 remakes. Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of those flames in film who, even at 88, continues to burn brightly with wacky and outlandish work. 2013 brought us The Dance Of Reality, the first part of a surreal autobiographical trilogy. Here ... Read More
 

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