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A Promise Movie Review

A Promise Movie Review

When a French filmmaker travels to Belgium to film a German story in English, it's hardly surprising that the resulting movie feels somewhat awkward. Fortunately, the filmmaker in question is the detail-oriented Patrice Leconte (The Widow of Saint-Pierre), and he's...

Behaving Badly Movie Review

Behaving Badly Movie Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great job putting up a front as an anarchic laugh riot, but the genuinely funny moments are few and far...

Step Up: All In Movie Review

Step Up: All In Movie Review

Step Up movies are known for their trite, formulaic plots and eye-catching dance set-pieces, and this instalment in the series certainly won't disappoint the fans. What makes this one slightly more fun is the fact that the filmmakers remember not...

Believe Movie Review

Believe Movie Review

With its heart in the right place, this charming British football drama overcomes a script that frequently drifts into sentimentality and corny plotting. But the story is involving, and the cast is particularly good. So even though it has a...

Who Is Dayani Cristal? Movie Review

Who Is Dayani Cristal? Movie Review

Actor-producer Gael Garcia Bernal takes a strikingly complex look at the timely issue of human migration from Central America to the United States, which is rarely depicted with such honest humanity. By exploring three sides of a single story, this...

Northwest Movie Review

Northwest Movie Review

This Danish dramatic thriller may not be hugely original, but its story about teens caught in a spiral of drugs and crime is strikingly well told with a strong spark of authenticity. Filmmaker Michael Noer injects the film with an...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Movie Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Movie Review

Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) ramps up this reboot franchise with a strikingly well-written action-drama, which takes an unusually complex route through the story. Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirk Acevedo.

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon - Movie Review

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon - Movie Review

For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life of his friend, the almost too-likeable music manager Shep Gordon. Starring: Shep Gordon, Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Mike Myers and Willie Nelson.

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Hide Your Smiling Faces Movie Review

Hide Your Smiling Faces Movie Review

With a low-key pace and extremely loose plot, this introspective drama gets deep under the skin as it explores a pivotal summer for two brothers. For a film with very little dialogue, it's remarkably involving, with characters who are so...

Hercules Movie Review

Hercules Movie Review

Far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this is a big, messy blockbuster retelling of the Greek myth that thankfully has a sharp sense of humour and some surprising twists up its sleeve. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Peter Mullan, Joseph Fiennes and Rebecca Ferguson.

The Purge: Anarchy Review

The Purge: Anarchy Review

After last year's break-out hit thriller, writer-director James DeMonaco is back with the flip-side of the story, which jettisons the irony and and thematic subtlety in favour of in-your-face brutality. Starring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Justina Machado and Michael K. Williams.

Joe Movie Review

Joe Movie Review

Nicolas Cage gives a rare internalised performance in this atmospheric drama, which has a stronger sense of its location than it does of its story. It's been so long since Cage has been this good that we've almost forgotten that he can do it. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan and Ronnie Gene Blevins.