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  • Whiplash Review – London Film Festival 2014

    Whiplash Review – London Film Festival 2014

    2/5
    This boy plays drums. He plays them well. His tutor is an asshole. He is driven to spill blood for the cause of perfecting his performance. In the press screening, the credits were greeted with whoops and cheers. This never happens. It was the sort of baying reserved for feeding time at the zoo. Post-screening [...]

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  • Mr Turner Review

    Mr Turner Review

    3/5
    Returning to the fold with his first full-length feature since 2010’s Another Year Mike Leigh turns his gaze onto a British artistic institution, a maverick and a man from whom, since 1984, an annual prize is still named after, JMW Turner.  Starring Timothy Spall as the titular Turner, the film locks its focus on the last [...]

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  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review

    3/5
    In the case of the outlandish news team of Burgundy et al, there is plenty of audience goodwill hoping for this sequel to chime the bells of success.

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  • Side By Side Review

    Side By Side Review

    5/5
    Every so often a documentary is made, which really captures the minds and hearts of its audience. In the last year, the genre, which has often been sidelined to television, has generated some of it’s biggest and most successful releases on the big screen including Searching For Sugarman, Marley, The Imposter, Hit So Hard and [...]

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  • Final Destination 5 3D Review

    Final Destination 5 3D Review

    2/5
    If you’re hoping that Final Destination 5 will be the sweet icing on top of a rather tired franchise, except to leave the cinema feeling just as cheated as death did. The latest killer instalment is delivered by small-time director Steven Quale and follows a group of young employees who narrowly escape their intended deaths, [...]

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  • Horrible Bosses Review

    Horrible Bosses Review

    4/5
    Television trio Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis prove they can bring big laughs to the big-screen in Seth Gordon’s latest black comedy. Gordon returns to direct his sophomore film Horrible Bosses which, complete with its unconventional line-up of cast members, makes for one horribly hilarious summer flick. If the title doesn’t give it [...]

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