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127 Hours **** (2010, James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn – Classic Movie Review 3348

Courage and the life-force personified, James Franco is quite brilliant in an extraordinary, virtually solo Oscar-nominated tour-de-force as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston who gets trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone and mobile-less near […]

Feb, 12

Song of the Sea *** (2014, voices of Lucy O’Connell, David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan) – Movie Review

Director Tomm Moore delivers a sweet, warm and appealing animated treat, fascinatingly mixing Irish folk yarns like The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles 1994) with beautiful visuals in the design style of Japanese works like […]

Jul, 09

The Incredibles **** (2004, Craig T Nelson, Samuel L Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Brad Bird) – Classic Movie Review 2648

Retired superheroes Mr Incredible and Elastigirl are called back to action on a secret assignment. Little do they know that Syndrome, once rejected as Incrediboy, is out to destroy all superheroes… This clever Pixar/Disney 2004 […]

Jun, 27

Second Coming **** (2014, Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis) – Movie Review

There’s good acting everywhere in debut writer-director Debbie Tucker Green’s notable slice-of-life drama about the struggles of a lower middle-class black family living in south London. Nadine Marshall is excellent as Jax, a counter worker […]

Jun, 04

Poltergeist *** (2015, Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris) – Movie Review

Director Gil Kenan reboots, reimagines and brings up to date Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic tale about a family whose new suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. It’s a sign of the times that in […]

May, 19

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding *** (2012, Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern, James Norton) – Movie Review

It’s England one winter day between the wars and a lovely, posh young woman is about to be married — but something or rather somebody from her past is going to get in the way […]

Sep, 21

In America **** (2002, Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou) – Classic Movie Review 761

Director Jim Sheridan’s 2002 Irish movie about of his early struggles in America is sometimes strained but most often a real, enchanting heart-warmer. There’s quirky charm aplenty in this tale of an Irish actor Johnny (Paddy Considine) […]

Jan, 28


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