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Electricity Movie Review

Electricity Movie Review

With an artful aesthetic that will please fans of ambitious independent filmmaking, this British drama struggles to match its lush imagery with an oddly simplistic script. Even as it addresses epilepsy with an insider's knowing perspective, the strong, fresh cast...

The Face of Love Movie Review

The Face of Love Movie Review

Middle-aged romances are rare on the big screen, so it's frustrating that this one is so badly compromised by a series of contrived plot points. One gimmick wasn't enough for director-cowriter Arie Posin, who continually twists and turns the events...

The Circle Movie Review

The Circle Movie Review

An intriguing combination of drama and documentary, this Swiss film tells a simple story that's compelling and still timely, addressing issues of equality and prejudice from an often startlingly personal perspective. Although since both the reality and dramatisations are so...

Black Sea Movie Review

Black Sea Movie Review

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.

Men, Women & Children Movie Review

Men, Women & Children  Movie Review

There's a fundamental flaw to this multi-strand social media-themed drama: it's told completely from the perspective of older people who are fearful about the possibilities, rather than the generation for whom electronic communication is the norm.

Eastern Boys Movie Review

Eastern Boys Movie Review

An extremely topical theme and unpredictable characters hold the audience's attention even when this French drama takes some rather implausible turns. Shot and performed with earthy honesty, the film grapples with prickly situations in ways that are both enlightening and...

I Am Ali Movie Review

I Am Ali Movie Review

Packed with never-released material, this documentary tells the life story of Muhammad Ali from angles we haven't seen before, even as it has a tendency to drift into hero worship. But filmmaker Clare Lewins assembles...

Paddington Movie Review

Paddington Movie Review

It's difficult not to go into a movie like this with a sense of dread, as the beloved children's book becomes a live-action movie with a digitally animated, eerily realistic-looking bear. Thankfully, the task of filmmaking was given to the...

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Manakamana  Movie Review

Manakamana Movie Review

A gimmicky observation of life in Nepal, this is one of those documentaries that offers the audience an experience rather than any actual information. In other words, it's infuriatingly indulgent. That said, the film is an intriguing observation of human...

St. Vincent Movie Review

St. Vincent Movie Review

Bill Murray shines in this story of a cynical grump whose life is changed by his friendship with a bright young kid. Starring: Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Terrence Howard and Ann Dowd, Scott Adsit.

The Grandmaster Movie Review

The Grandmaster Movie Review

Leave it to Hong Kong maestro Wong Kar Wai (In the Mood for Love) to reinvent both the historical biopic and Chinese kung fu action movie in one fell swoop. Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen.

Get Santa Movie Review

Get Santa Movie Review

Solidly entertaining Christmas movies are so rare that when one comes along it feels like the best gift ever. Perhaps more horror filmmakers should turn their hand to family-friendly action comedies. Starring: Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Kit Connor, Stephen Graham, Jodie Whittaker, Joanna Scanlan, Warwick Davis, Ewen Bremner and Nonso Anozie.