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It’s Only the End of the World (2016)
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It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

Based on the play of the same name by French playwright Jean-Luc Lagarce, Cannes 2016 Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World focuses on 34-year old gay playwright Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who is visiting his family after a 12-year absence to let them know that he is dying. However, […]

Jason Bourne (2016)
Film Review

Jason Bourne (2016)

The Bourne continuation He’s back, and it’s not even necessary to add anything to his name. “Jason Bourne” is enough. After nine years off, and Tony Gilroy’s able but rather dispiriting 2014 spin-off, Damon has donned the mantle again. He’s as good, with the same mix of intelligence and explosive […]

Jason Bourne
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Jason Bourne

It’s been almost 15 years since we first saw Matt Damon figure out his identity while beating up lots of people in the fantastic 2002 action thriller The Bourne Identity. That film was followed by two sequels, and THEN we also got The Bourne Legacy (aka the one without Matt […]

Mon Roi (2015)
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Mon Roi (2015)

Some people aren’t good for each other. Relationships that start off with such allure soon turn to dust when the spark falters. In most instances the couple splits up, but in the worst case scenario they cling to each other like limpets, too busy fighting the past to move forward. […]

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Trance (2013)

Oh Danny Boyle, how do I love thine films? Let me count the ways. From Shallow Grave to 127 Hours and everything in between, EVERYTHING, I find the filmography of Danny Boyle to be one of the most consistently brilliant and entertaining of any director working today. He’s definitely in […]

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Trance (2013)

Showy film about nothing Danny Boyle’s movies are an exhilarating ride even when they don’t work. Consider the adventure folded into Alex Garland’s wild page-turner The Beach, and the boldness of Leo DiCaprio’s performance. Yet The Beach ranks just above Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary in the small roster of his flops. In […]

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Trance (2013)

After wowing the world with last year’s stunning Olympic opening ceremony, Danny Boyle steps back behind the camera to concoct a high-octane art heist actioner. Trance enthralls with its hypnosis-induced audacity but the stupor quickly wears thin thanks to a perplexing, labyrinthine plot. Simon (James McAvoy) is an auctioneer at […]

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Trance premiere images

The world premiere of Danny Boyle’s Trance was held in London’s Leicester Square last night. Following the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Academy Award® winning director Danny Boyle returns to the big screen with this psychological thriller about a fine art auctioneer, mixed up with a criminal gang, who […]

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The Monk (2011)

Vincent Cassel is spellbinding in Dominik Moll’s latest, an adaptation of Matthew Lewis’ 1796 novel The Monk. The film is an atmospheric and intense experience filled with sexual tension and desire. In 17th century Spain a baby with a mysterious hand shaped birthmark is abandoned on the cold stone steps […]