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Black Sea

Video | 5th December 2014

With jobs for submarine operators steadily beginning to dwindle, an entire sea crew find themselves without jobs. Captain Robinson (Jude Law) has been so committed to the job for so long, that the rest of...

Tags: Jude Law - Scoot McNairy - Tobias Menzies - Ben Mendelsohn - Jodie Whittaker - David Threlfall

Black Sea

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 4th December 2014

While this submarine adventure starts out as a brainy thriller with superior production design, it eventually gives in to the demands of the genre: silly plotting and corny melodrama. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly never remotely tries...

Tags: Jude Law - Scoot McNairy - David Threlfall - Ben Mendelsohn - Michael Smiley - Jodie Whittaker

We Are the Freaks

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 25th April 2014

This offbeat British drama shows real promise for new filmmaker Justin Edgar, although his relentlessly gimmicky filmmaking style is so attention-grabbing that it makes it nearly impossible to engage with the story or characters. But...

Tags: Jamie Blackley - Sean Teale - Michael Smiley - Amber Anderson - Rosamund Hanson - Danielle Lineker

Svengali

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 21st March 2014

There's enough charming energy in this loose London music scene comedy to keep us entertained, but the plot drives us round the bend by refusing to go anywhere. Yes, this is one of those achingly...

Tags: Jonny Owen - Vicky McClure - Michael Socha - Martin Freeman - Maxine Peake - Michael Smiley

Svengali

Video | 13th March 2014

Dixie is a Welsh postman who has arrived in London to follow his dreams of becoming the next big music mogul. After months of watching YouTube videos, he comes across The Premature Congratulations - a...

Tags: Jonny Owen - Vicky McClure - Martin Freeman - Michael Socha - Matt Berry - Morwenna Banks

The World's End

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 18th July 2013

After Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Pegg and Wright conclude their so-called Cornetto Trilogy with yet another riotously inspired exploration of British culture: the pub crawl. And this time it's apocalyptic! But what...

Tags: Simon Pegg - Nick Frost - Martin Freeman - Eddie Marsan - Paddy Considine - Rosamund Pike

The ABCs of Death

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 26th April 2013

With 26 short segments, it's expected that this horror anthology will be hit and miss. But the experiment is an intriguing one, as the producers gave 26 filmmakers a letter of the alphabet and complete...

Tags: Neil Maskell - Michael Smiley - Yudai Yamaguchi

Shell

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 15th March 2013

With a remarkably vivid sense of life in rural Scotland, this tightly contained drama is an impressive debut for writer-director Graham. There isn't much dialog, and yet the filmmaker is able to evoke a strong...

Tags: Joseph Mawle - Iain De Caestecker - Michael Smiley - Kate Dickie

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