REVIEW: Hook (1991)

American businessman Peter Banning (Robin Williams) travels to London to help honour "Grannie" Wendy (Maggie Smith), whose orphanage housed him as a child. Once there, however, his children are kidnapped by Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) and taken to the Neverland of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Peter learns the truth: that he is the real Peter Pan, all ...

REVIEW: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

In the 26th century the Earth's International Space Station has expanded to a planet-sized city in deep space, populated by a myriad of alien species and cultures. Major Valerian (Dane Dehaan) and his sidekick Sergeant Laureline (Carla Delevigne), part of a peace-keeping police force, follow a case about a mysterious toxic zone in the centre ...

The Best Films of 2017

With 2017 having just passed into history, it strikes me as a particularly good year for cinema. Putting together a list of the year's 10 best narrative features is usually a fairly easy task for me, with a few obvious stand-outs and perhaps a little bit of uncertainly over the last few films on the ...

REVIEW: Get Out (2017)

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), an African-American photographer, reluctantly agrees to accompany his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to her family's country home for the weekend, in order to meet her parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). When he arrives he finds the Armitage home staffed by black servants who behave in increasingly strange ways towards him. ...

REVIEW: Her Sketchbook (2017)

Mami (Mugi Kadowaki) is a 'hikikomori', a withdrawn shut-in who struggles to relate to the outside world and spends most of her time holed up in her bedroom reading manga and refusing to engage with other people. Her supportive but frustrated father finds her a day job testing videogames. Once she is there, a production ...

REVIEW: Hounds of Love (2016)

Perth, 1987. Teenager Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) sneaks out of her mother's house to go to a party. On the way she is kidnapped by John White (Stephen Curry) and his wife Evelyn (Emma Booth). Trapped inside their home, she finds herself at imminent risk of rape and murder. Her only chance of survival - ...

REVIEW: Dunkirk (2017)

Forced into retreat by the Germany army, 400,000 British soldiers find themselves trapped on the beaches of Normandy. While a small group of infantrymen struggle to get on-board an evacuation ship, a squadron of Spitfires head out to defend the troops from German air attack, and a father and son set out from England in ...

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