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Rachel McAdams

Game Night (2018) DVD Review

As you get older, staying in becomes the new going out.  The once craving for clubbing and drinking gets replaced  by the sensible yearning for staying in and playing board games. Nothing beats a game of Saturday Scrabble, that's for sure.…

Dr Strange

Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) a brilliant neurosurgeon is hideously mutilated in a car accident, leaving his hands - the tools of his trade - irrevocably damaged. Hearing of a mystical place in the Far East where he may be able…

Spotlight (2015)

In 2003, the Boston Globe's small 'Spotlight' team of investigative journalists uncovered a child sex abuse scandal incriminating the Boston archdiocese, which eventually created a global crisis for the Catholic Church.  In 2013, a…

VENICE 2015 – Spotlight (2015)

If not quite a dying profession, journalism is certainly one under threat. Declining print circulation and the move to a format that seems mighty hard to commercialise have seen cutbacks and closings across the board. The first to go are…

Southpaw (2015)

Up, down, up At the beginning of the movie Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is light heavyweight champion and wins a big bout in Madison Square Garden. But then bad things happen and he falls very, very down, losing almost everything. His…

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

The highlight in Wim Wenders’ soapy international co-production comes early on. An accident and the chilling realisation that follows sets a standard not matched again. Instead, we get a stale melodrama that spends two hours coming to terms…

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Based on a novel by John le Carre, A Most Wanted Man features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles, surrounds him with a strong supporting cast (including Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Bruhl),…

About Time (2013)

Second chances Richard Curtis writes his own screenplays, and well he might, since he got a First in English at Oxford. Oxford notwithstanding, he is a pop writer, a Brit from New Zealand originally who turns out English equivalents of…

Passion (2012)

Brian De Palma. He's a director not afraid to take risks and have fun with material that can, more likely than not, twist and turn from start to finish. The man has a bare-faced cheek that few others can rival, but when his style matches…