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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The Light Between Oceans, Hacksaw Ridge, & Arrival

November releases included The Light Between Oceans, Arrival, and Hacksaw Ridge. While they’re all a little outside the desired window to have a clear shot at Oscar glory,  some of the best of the year were to be found here. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The Light Between Oceans, Hacksaw Ridge, & Arrival

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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The BFG, Jason Bourne & Suicide Squad

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews

Time for another wrap up of some recent releases. See below for some brief thoughts  on Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation, the new Bourne, and the most highly anticipated comic book flick of the year. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The BFG, Jason Bourne & Suicide Squad

FILM REVIEW: The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper, 2015)

Something smells like Oscar bait. Or maybe it’s just Tom Hooper. The Danish Girl has more than a whiff of Hooper’s usual winning formula which has previously resulted in Oscar glory for The King’s Speech (which won awards for best picture, director, original screenplay, and actor), and Les Misérables (wins in smaller categories, with further nominations including best picture). His latest effort is arguably of the same quality, however Hooper and the film have missed out on directing and picture nominations this year. Is that because the Academy know his game all too well now, or because they aren’t sold on the subject matter? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Danish Girl

FILM REVIEW: Burnt

Burnt (John Wells, 2015)

Bradley Cooper + food. Who could ask for anything more? While our television screens remain saturated with cooking competitions, cinema is slowly getting in on the act, with last year’s Chef and The Hundred-Foot Journey appealing to audiences’ taste buds, with Burnt the latest addition. With a screenplay by The Hundred-Foot Journey’s Steven McKnight, Burnt sees its characters similarly aim for the most coveted prize in fine dining: three Michelin stars. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Burnt

FILM REVIEW: Ex Machina

Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015)

Ex Machina is one of the best films of the year thus far: smart, thought-provoking, brilliantly acted and well-crafted. But thinking about it for too long may cause your brain to implode. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Ex Machina