Category Archives: Film

Megan Leavey – Film Review

Knowing all the sacrifices, the physical demands, the potential dangers, plus the strict adherence to following commands, why would someone want to join the Marines? Perhaps it’s a need for order in a world full of chaos; maybe it offers a future when civilian life offers none; or maybe it’s a genuine desire to do […]

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It Comes At Night – Film Review

Despite the promises of a lurid sounding, B-movie drive-in title, It Comes At Night doesn’t have zombies, there are no ghosts, and no crazed creatures lurking within protective daytime shadows that emerge once the sun sets. The film is terrifying, and what has happened in the world is the very essence of horror, but It […]

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Wonder Woman – Film Review

Framed by a present-day setting in her Parisian office, the first time we meet the tall, striking Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) she’s just received a small package delivered from a Wayne Industries delivery van. Within the box, the woman retrieves a vintage, somewhat dog-eared, black and white photograph, plus a note. The picture is a […]

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Churchill – Film Review

Unlike Sir Richard Attenborough’s 1972 epic Young Winston, director Jonathan Teplitzky’s Churchill is not a biopic. Where Simon Ward’s portrayal of the Great British statesman took him from childhood, through the World War One years, and ultimately to his first election win in Parliament, culminating with a rousing speech to his fellow Parliamentarians, Churchill’s scope […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Film Review

Scholars of Greek mythology have differing views when it comes to the subject of Poseidon’s Trident. Some talk of it being a thunderbolt. Others talk of it having three prongs. The one talked of and eventually found in the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise resembles less a bolt and more a […]

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Wakefield – Film Review

Ever wanted to switch off? Maybe press the pause button, put your life on hold, then disappear, if only for a moment? Howard Wakefield did. But for Howard, it wasn’t a moment, or even a few minutes. It wasn’t even days. He switched off, said nothing to the family, and disappeared for months. In fact, […]

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