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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Film Review

As with most sequels, especially those that tend to be either eccentric or unexpectedly a little off-beat, there’s an obvious disadvantage when compared to the original. In the case of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, there’s three. One: it’s not as fresh. Two: the surprise is gone. And three: It doesn’t have 10CC’s I’m […]

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Free Fire – Film Review

Free Fire is an action comedy from English director Ben Wheatly, set in Massachusetts but filmed by Brighton beach in England. It takes place in one location, a derelict factory workshop, and runs 90 minutes; 30 minutes of character setup letting us know who is who, what they’re all doing there, and why, then 60 […]

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The Fate of the Furious – Film Review

There’s a lot to be said for a movie franchise that bears little to almost no resemblance to its origins, other than a couple of familiar faces. Yet, amazingly, with each new adventure, The Fast and the Furious series grows in size and spectacle in relation to its ever-increasing box-office, and there’s just no putting […]

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Colossal – Film Review

It’s not easy pinpointing the genre of a film that goes out of its way to be so intentionally odd, but for argument’s sake, let’s make it simple; it’s a monster movie. Though, it certainly incorporates other elements, such as romance, some comedy, violence, and a heavy dose of serious relationship drama, but ultimately it’s […]

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Tommy’s Honour – Film Review

The strength of any film with a sports theme is this: If it presents the sport as interesting to a viewer who has no interest, then it’s done its job. If this is the case, then, for the most part, Tommy’s Honour has certainly succeeded. Framed as a meeting between an elderly Scottish man with […]

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Gifted – Film Review

When her uncle and guardian, Frank (Chris Evans) tells seven year-old Mary (Mckenna Grace) that she looks beautiful, she responds negatively. “I look like a Disney character,” she states as she emerges from her bedroom in a new dress. It’s her first day of school, and Mary doesn’t want to go. If that was a […]

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