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Flight

Flight

Explosive flight crash scene: check. Mild nudity from a  woman of generous proportions: check. Drugs and booze: check. Denzel Washington: check. So Flight ticks a lot of components aimed to lure the Hollywood hounding audiences. But is it actually any good? Actually, yeah. Flight follows the conscientious journey of Whip the pilot (Denzel) and his … Continue reading

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Musicals are like subtitles, you think they’ll be hard work but once you get going you don’t even notice the extra work needed to enjoy them. At first it’s quite a giggle watching an oily-faced Hugh Jackman belting out bars on how woeful it is rowing a 100 ton boat, but soon the smirks reside … Continue reading

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Christmas has come early. The most anticipated film of the year (the one that doesn’t star Daniel Craig) is quite literally about to burst onto the big screen in bigger way. But is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in all its shiny armour and eye flickering beauty actually any good and it is worth the … Continue reading

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is what you get when you cross Castaway, The Jungle Book and a compare the meerkat advert but as terrifying as that sounds, its result is somewhat of a spectacle. Hollywood loves a challenge so when the book was hailed as the ‘story that could never become a film’, the likes of … Continue reading

Argo

Argo

Stylish, gutsy and gripping, Argo is a thrilling film that refreshingly lives up to its hype. Six Americans are forced to take refuge in the Canadian embassy after Iranian militants rebel against the US for controversially sheltering the Shah of Persia (aka The Last King of Iran).They invade the embassy taking 50 hostages, yet the … Continue reading

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

This small film is saying big things. With awards from Sundance to Cannes already cluttering its metaphorical mantelpiece, Beasts Of The Southern Wild has already provoked shivers of excitement on the festival circuit. This spellbinding film tells the story of the young and defiant Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her woozy father (Dwight Henry), who is … Continue reading