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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 14th December 2016

    For all the criticism aimed at Marvel, the thought of a 1-star or 2-star MCU movie these days just seems like an impossibility, and you'd like to think that we could expect the same for all forthcoming Star Wars instalments. Surely there are just too many talented stakeholders invested in the process to allow for any major misfires? And yet, there are valid reasons to fear for Rogue One: it's the first standalone spin-off, consisting of almost entirely new characters; director Gareth Edwards still has much to prove; rumours around the reshoots weren't kind; and of course the recent memory of the prequels is still hanging around like a clingy, irritating Gungan. So does Rogue One give us reason to believe that Star Wars will now always be in safe hands? Or is it just another hollow, unmemorable blockbuster facsimile? Is it a new hope, or just the latest attack of a clone?

  • Inferno

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 18th October 2016

    By now you'll have heard that Inferno is awful, not that your hopes were high, and you don't need me to confirm it. Maybe the books make terrible source material, but come on, it's Hanks and Howard: how bad could it be? Well, not as bad as The Da Vinci Code, to be fair, but still pretty darned bad.

  • LFF 2016: A Monster Calls

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 8th October 2016

    It's a tricky thing to underpin the emotional core of your movie with a giant CGI monster. Hypothetically speaking, you could have a massive tree creature offering support to a little boy coping with his mother's terminal illness and, every time he walks away, some members of the audience might get distracted by the behemoth's huge bark-buttocks chafing with every step. Hypothetically speaking.

  • The Theory Of Everything

    Movie Review | Rob Young | 31st December 2014

    Stephen Hawking is brilliant, isn't he? He’s perhaps the world's greatest mind, he's been immortalised in The Simpsons and millions have read his book A Brief History Of Time. And millions more have lied about reading it. He truly is remarkable; it's about time someone made a worthwhile biopic about the man's extraordinary life. Granted, I didn't see Benedict Cumberbatch's 2004 TV film Hawking but really, who did? And who remembers it? Apart from me. Just then.

  • Ralph Fiennes kissed by cute dog

    Movie News | Neil Alcock | 20th November 2013

    With apologies to the hard-working people who put together the poster for The Invisible Woman, unaware that film bloggers are always fishing for a crap visual gag.

  • Chalet Girl

    Movie Review | Matt | 15th March 2011

    Billed as “this year's Bridget Jones”, starring a TV-drama heartthrob du jour and with a trailer that declares it to be a ‘snow-mantic comedy' - everything about this film groans “laaame”. And yet, with likable leads, an engaging supporting cast and an avalanche of charm, this by-the-book Brit-com somehow manages to be hugely enjoyable. Look, just go with me on this one.

  • Cemetery Junction

    Movie Review | Ali | 16th April 2010

    Ricky Gervais goes serious? Hmm. I love The Office, I love Extras and I love Ricky full stop (it's the laugh). But as his career wheel has started turning and the David Brent act has worn thin, Gervais clearly has his eye on the long game - that means cutting back on comic exasperation and showing himself capable of something with soul. Hence Cemetery Junction, Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant's first directorial effort; a coming-of-age comedy set in Gervais' home town.