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JUMPCUT All The Way: The Holiday (2006)

Directed by: Nancy Meyers Starring: Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Eli Wallach Written by Fiona Underhill The Holiday starts with a montage and a monologue which encapsulates everything good about this film – it is scored to Hans Zimmer’s beautiful music (maybe Zimmer’s best score? […]

REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Directed by: Rob Marshall Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke. Written by Cameron Frew Mary Poppins is a curious thing. Depending on how you explain her, one would be forgiven for being slightly disturbed – a nanny who […]

REVIEW: Under The Silver Lake (2019)

Directed by: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace Written by Sam Comrie “Maybe there are people out there who are more important than us, more powerful, communicating things in the world that are meant for only them and not for us.” Despite a troubling […]

REVIEW: The House That Jack Built (2018)

Directed by: Lars Von Trier Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman Written by Lucy Buglass Danish director Lars Von Trier is no stranger to controversy. He has certainly divided film fans with some praising his work and some condemning it.  The House That Jack Built is his […]

REVIEW: Bumblebee (2018)

Directed by: Travis Knight Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, Justin Theroux, John Cena, Angela Bassett Written by Dave Curtis Let’s be honest, Transformer fans haven’t had an easy ride with movie adaptions. Back in 1986 during Transformers: The Animated Movie, every child’s favourite Autobot Optimus Prime was unexpectedly killed off. In 2007 Michael Bay unleashed the […]

REVIEW: Aquaman (2018)

Directed by: James Wan Starring: Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren Written by Rhys Bowen Jones The DCEU badly needs a win. To say the DCEU has had peaks and troughs is something of an understatement. Despite, for my […]