Film Review

Every Secret Thing (2014)
Film Review

Every Secret Thing (2014)

Every Secret Thing has two young girls stealing a baby. The baby dies. This isn’t a spoiler. These events occur just before, and during, the opening credits. I’m telling you this right now because it may be the sort of movie that you need to steel yourself to watch. Anyway, […]

Amy (2015)
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Amy (2015)

I am not a big fan of Amy Winehouse. I never thought she was the musical great that everyone made her out to be and her untimely death seemed to elevate her to an undeserved status of some kind of poet genius. A tortured soul too good for this Earth. […]

Hector (2015)
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Hector (2015)

Being homeless is no joke. It’s a horrible, scary state of affairs. So it’s nice to find that Hector, a film in which the titular character (played by Peter Mullan) is himself homeless, isn’t without moments of humour. It’s not a laugh a minute, but the film never goes all […]

600 Millas (2015)
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600 Millas (2015)

I was really enjoying 600 Millas. REALLY enjoying it. And I thought I had it pegged. The fact that a young man can buy cases of bullets and then is only asked for ID when he also requests two packets of cigarettes – oh yes, this was going to be […]

Streets Of Fire (1984)
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Streets Of Fire (1984)

A rock and roll fable, apparently, from director Walter Hill, Streets Of Fire┬ámay seem like a bit of an anomaly when compared to the many other movies from the director, but it doesn’t take long to see just how many familiar elements are in place here. Diane Lane plays a […]

The Closer We Get (2015)
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The Closer We Get (2015)

A documentary can work in a number of ways. It can have a central character or subject so riveting that you end up transported to another world for the duration. It can reveal details about something that intrigue you and make you want to find out more. It can tell […]

The Legend Of Barney Thomson (2015)
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The Legend Of Barney Thomson (2015)

Based on a novel by Douglas Lindsay, entitled The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson, this twisted comedy soon makes itself apparent as a natural choice for the feature directorial debut of one Mr. Robert Carlyle, a man who has given viewers some of his most memorable work in movies steeped […]

The Greatest Shows on Earth (2014)
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The Greatest Shows on Earth (2014)

The second opening event of the night really was an event. The Sheffield City Hall was the perfect venue for a celebration of Fairgrounds and Shows, with the fine folk from The Invisible Circus putting on a wonderful show before the screening. The Greatest Shows on Earth, is a fantastic […]

Tomorrowland (2015)
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Tomorrowland (2015)

Disney have seen very mixed results recently with their live action movies. For every Pirates Of The Caribbean there’s a John Carter (which is much better than the box office results would have you believe). For every Alice In Wonderland there’s The Lone Ranger (which kinda deserved its fate). And […]

The Look of Silence (2014)
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The Look of Silence (2014)

In his 2012 film The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer committed to film one of the most remarkably affecting pieces of investigative madness ever seen. His response to the knowledge that the perpetrators of the 1965 massacre of communists were still in power and still wielding that power indiscriminately, was […]