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Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK (2017)

Given that Dunkirk has left critics in a frenzy with praise, I was surprised that I didn’t feel the same way when I saw it at the cinema.  Looks like I’m in the minority, but I did not love this film. Don’t get me wrong, I loved aspects of it, like the practical effects, the camera work […]

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Buried (2010)

Buried alive. One man, one coffin. That’s the basic set-up in this tense thriller. Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), a US truck driver working in Iraq, is the guy trapped in the coffin. He wakes up as the film starts with no idea of who put him there and why. As the events unfold, you’ll be […]

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Anthropoid (2016) – Gripping World War II Story

If I were to make a list of ‘top ten good movies with bad titles’, I think I’d have to include Anthropoid. It sounds as though it belongs to a really shoddy alien movie on SyFy Channel. But get past the off-putting title and you’ll find a genuinely thrilling tale of war and resistance. For those […]

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Into the Forest (2016): End of the World, Not As We’ve Known It

It might be overdone, but the post-apocalyptic genre is continuously consumed by our culture. From zombies, aliens and vampires, depictions of life after the end of the world are pretty saturated, as we’ve seen it all before… But maybe not. Into the Forest is a more realistic and grounded take on the genre, which focuses on the […]

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The Revenant (2016)

The legend of American fur trapper and frontiersman, Hugh Glass, manifests onto our screens in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s, The Revenant. After having been attacked by a Native American tribe, the pursuit for survival is disrupted when Glass is mauled by a bear and left for dead. Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the lead role, which finally won […]

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All Is Lost (2013)

Robert Redford is the sole actor in All Is Lost, a film with very little dialogue, which depicts the ordeal of a man lost at sea. Venturing on a solo cruise, Redford’s character finds himself in a horrendous situation where he is forced to fight for survival. As the only person on screen, he is entirely alone, […]

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