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VENICE 2015 – Anomalisa (2015)

Welcome back Charlie, it’s been a while. Since 2008 in fact, far too long to have to be without his excoriating dismantling of the human psyche. Thankfully, he’s back in our midst, working with several members of the Community team to…

Legend (2015)

Through his varied filmography, Tom Hardy has made himself out to be quite the cinematic chameleon.  Ranging from sci-fi and comic book villains to a renegade police officer and an MMA fighter, he has proved to critics that he can pull off…

The Theory of Everything (2014)

Given his famous ‘robotic’ American voice, it is easy to forget that renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is actually British, not to mention that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - the disease that put him in a wheelchair - is the…

The Zero Theorem (2014)

It should be a requirement that in all screenings of Terry Gilliam's movies, the film in question should be shown two or three times in succession. Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, and now The Zero Theorem: all beg an immediate re-watch to try and…

The Zero Theorem (2013)

Director Terry Gilliam brings us another visual feast set in the future and thankfully goes back to his roots. Featuring a multitude of great actors, The Zero Theorem has the fantastic Christoph Waltz at its centre as eccentric recluse…

War Horse (2011)

When people saw the first trailer of Steven Spielberg’s follow-up to his 3D performance capture adventure Tintin, many claimed that War Horse was going to be a vomit-inducing sentimental tale of a boy and his horse. However, for those who…

Potty About Potter

A creation that has as much magic in the backstory behind it as it does on the page and on the screen, young Harry Potter was brought to life by J. K. Rowling in the wonderful city of Edinburgh while the woman struggled to cope with life as…

The Omen Pentology (1976 – 2006)

I don't think I need to say too much about The Omen before moving on to review the movies in the series. It's a very particular type of horror movie but it's quite possibly the best of that type and stands tall as yet another classic of the…

Resurrected (1989)

Based on quite an extraordinary true story (just google “Philip Williams Falklands” to find out more), Resurrected is far from a perfect film but it’s a quietly powerful one and launched the film careers of both Paul Greengrass and David…