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Special Correspondents FILM REVIEW

Special Correspondents FILM REVIEW
Special Correspondents FILM REVIEW   Release: Out Now From: Netflix Certificate: 15 Director: Ricky Gervais Starring: Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farminga, America Ferrera, Raul Castillo, Kelly Macdonald.   Remaking French films seems to be all the rage right now. Earlier this month it was announced that Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are going to star in the American version of Untouchable, and here Ricky Gervais gives us his take... 

Late Shift REVIEW

Late Shift REVIEW
Late Shift REVIEW Release: Out Now From: CtrlMovie Format: Theatrical Release & iOS App Age Rating: 17+ Price: £7.99 (iOS App)   CtrlMovie’s interactive film Late Shift is the answer for anyone who’s been bored by a movie’s linear plotting and longed to take control. Originally released as an app for iPhones and iPads, the game sees players make decisions for Matt, a student who is forced to take part in a heist in a London auction... 

Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW

Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW
Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW   Release: 29 April 2016 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Certificate: 12A Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie First, let’s get the bad stuff out of the way – because, despite this review’s five-star rating, there are a few issues with this film that are still worthy of note. One: it’s too long, but so are... 

The Huntsman Winter’s War REVIEW

The Huntsman Winter’s War REVIEW
DIRECTOR: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan STARRING: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt RELEASE: Out Now FROM: Universal Pictures AGE RATING: 12A It’s hard to choose the most impressive thing about The Huntsman Winter’s War: the extraordinary costumes designed by Hollywood legend Colleen Atwood; the jaw-dropping CGI setpieces; or the star wattage provided by Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron... 

The Jungle Book REVIEW

The Jungle Book REVIEW
Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Nyong’o Distributor: Walt Disney Age Rating: PG Everyone moans about the film industry’s lack of originality and the way it recycles established franchises to chase the entertainment dollar. We all know it’s a sign of a dearth of creativity in La La Land. And yet Disney appears to be able to buck the trend of producing films... 

Our Little Sister FILM REVIEW

Our Little Sister FILM REVIEW
Our Little Sister FILM REVIEW Release: 15 April 2016 Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye Certificate: PG Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Starring: Haruka Ayase, Suzu Hirose, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho.   It is often said that you can’t choose your family, but for sisters Sachi, Yoshina, and Chika it is important that they can. After their estranged father passes away, the trio meet their 16-year-old step sister Suzu at his funeral. They’ve never seen... 

Love & Peace FILM REVIEW

Love & Peace FILM REVIEW
Love & Peace FILM REVIEW Release: 13 June 2016 (plus festival screenings in England & Ireland in April – see here) From: Third Window Films Certificate: 15 Director: Sion Sono Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Kumiko Aso, Toshiyuki Nishida, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Eita Okuno.   Ryoichi Suzuki is a loser. He’s bullied relentlessly at work, laughed at by news anchors on television and abhorred by society. He just can’t seem to catch a break.... 

Victoria FILM REVIEW

Victoria FILM REVIEW
Victoria FILM REVIEW Release: 1 April 2016 Certificate: 15 Running time: 138 minutes Director: Sebastian Schipper Starring: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff, Andre M. Hennicke “You can’t let me in when there’s a baby here,” shouts Sonne (Frederick Lau), as he tries to evade the police. “How stupid are you?” That Victoria was filmed all in one take is reason enough to be interested. Running a little... 

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice FILM REVIEW

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice FILM REVIEW
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice FILM REVIEW Release: OUT NOW! From: Warner Bros Certificate: 12A Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons   In the battle of Batman V Superman the real winner is the door marked EXIT. Okay, okay, that’s a cheap shot. A pithy one-liner designed to make a review stand out on Rotten Tomatoes. Sensationalist and clearly a little over-the-top.... 

Zootropolis FILM REVIEW

Zootropolis FILM REVIEW
Zootropolis (aka Zootopia outside Europe)   Release: 25 March 2016 From: Walt Disney Studios Certificate: PG Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Starring the voices of: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate Given how many years it takes to conceive, design and make an animated movie, it’s rather astonishing to consider that, somehow, anti-racism crusader Zootropolis has hit US cinemas during this month of all... 
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