Review

Detroit

Part dramatisation and part historical documentary, Detroit is the true story of a police raid that rocked the city of Detroit for five days in the summer of 1967. It led to one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest and one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the National Guard patrolled the streets, several young African Americans seeking refuge from the violence on the streets at the Algiers Motel now find themselves facing a brutal police interrogation. Continue reading

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Baby Driver

Literally driven along by its soundtrack, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver boasts style, class and energy to provide a glorious and meticulously choreographed thrill ride. Its operatic chase scenes and action sequences see engines rev, cars crash and guns fire all set to the top-tapping tempo of the retro jukebox. Continue reading

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The Artist

By no means is The Artist just a novelty; it is a love letter to a bygone era and tribute to the Hollywood silent movies of old. This black and white silent movie rolls back the years on a modern day cinema scene that is saturated in CGI, graphic violence and 3D. This impeccable and beautiful story line is peppered with plenty of humour and is drenched with first class performances, which is sure to win any viewer over. Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur

In a gritty corner of Leeds, Joseph is a short-tempered alcoholic with a violent streak with just enough sense to know his life has gone terribly wrong and it’s driving him to self-destruction. After getting into a fight with three men after an all day drinking session, Joseph stumbles into a charity shop where he meets Hannah and gets a chance at redemption. Despite throwing random insults and directing abuse at Hannah, through her strong religious convictions, she still decides to help him. As their relationship develops, Hannah’s own secrets are revealed that her husband is violent and abusive towards her but it’s Joseph who emerges as the unlikely savoir. Continue reading

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Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone is one of the few movies that will leave you questioning what happened in the end and whether it was the right choice to make or not. This is Ben Affleck’s first film that he has directed and is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Although this is Affleck’s directorial debut, you will be hard pushed to find one more accomplished. Continue reading

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Chronicle

The story begins when outcast teenager Andrew purchases a video camera and decides to document his troubled life. He has an abusive drunken father and a terminally ill mother. While attending a school party, Andrew, his cousin Matt, and a popular high school student named Steve make an incredible discovery of a strange glowing ‘thing’ buried in a cave in the ground. After coming into contact with it, they quickly develop superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and the power of flight. However, with great power comes great mischief and soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their friendship tested as they embrace their darker sides. Continue reading

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