Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review

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It may be instalment five million and thirty seven in the series Sequels Nobody Asked For, but for a few brief moments director James Bobin’s Alice Through the Looking Glass seemed like it might have a skerrick of something interesting to say. The follow-up to Tim Burton’s massively successful 2010 predecessor, which grossed over a

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Criminal movie review: would you like a knuckle sandwich with that?

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Kevin Costner has his groove back, and he’s totally badass. In an unapologetically preposterous techno-thriller from Israeli director Ariel Vromenm, Costner plays a sociopathic criminal implanted with the memories of a dead CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds) to help the government track down a nefarious super-hacker. Naturally. Executed with a retro, gung-ho, deadpan panache, our leading

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X-Men: Apocalypse movie review

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If every superhero movie of recent times were as smart and entertaining as the previous, outstandingly well-reviewed instalment in the X-Men franchise – 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past – the genre would likely be celebrated using words like ‘New Wave’, instead of being greeted with a general shrug of the shoulders. The film was

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Remember movie review: a blood-splotched pensioner revenge pic

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A worse-for-wear Christopher Plummer leads the cast of geriatric revenge thriller Remember, a film that could easily be interpreted as an exploitative B-movie camouflaged as a serious rumination on age, memory loss and mortality. Watching it teeter on the precipice of both descriptions, never really becoming either, is nothing if not a memorable exercise –

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Bad Neighbours 2 movie review: smart, snarky sketch of middle class horror

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The 2014 comedy Bad Neighbours, about a tumultuous get-off-my-lawn-on-steroids feud between a married couple and a fraternity house that moves in next door, was an easy one to dismiss as trivial entertainment. The marketing materials gravitated towards condom jokes, sight gags and a buff, topless Zac Efron operating a barbecue.

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Win tickets to ‘Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now’

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Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now is a new annual film festival featuring a curated programme of independent films, designed to showcase the past, present, and future of independent cinema from the US.  The festival will showcase new narrative features, feature documentary, and short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guests

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