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The mother! of all movie experiences

So…mother!… Where do you begin with a film like this? Well oddly, the film begins with the end, but that’s perhaps the least strange thing about it. Take a look online and you’ll find as many different interpretations and hypotheses … Continue reading

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That’s a rap!

For a comedy drama about an aspiring rap singer from New Jersey, the critically acclaimed Patti Cake$ feels oddly British in its indie film aesthetic. Sitting somewhere between Edgar Wright’s smart domestic observations and Shane Meadows’ sharp social commentary, it … Continue reading

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Devastating Detroit

It is a rare that a film makes you feel that you are part of the action, drawing you in as if it is going on around you rather than in front of you on the screen. Yet this summer … Continue reading

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A world of pure imagination

Very early on in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, there is a reference to Willy Wonka’s ‘World of pure imagination’, and this is most definitely where you will spend the next two and a bit hours (although … Continue reading

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Hit and Miss Sloane

Sometimes a film that you didn’t think much of at the time, stays with you and grows on you until you feel compelled to see it again. You convince yourself you have missed something and that it is actually much … Continue reading

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Baby Driver flawlessly floors it

All too often, the films we are most looking forward to are the ones that end up disappointing us the most. We build up such high expectations that when we finally get to see the film, it can only be … Continue reading

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Hampstead Grief

I am proud to say that many of my movie reviews appear on the website of The Light Cinema, both locally and across the country. However, I don’t think they will be posting this one. With the cinema in mind, … Continue reading

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