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Get Hard

Will Ferrell’s latest comedy Get Hard has once again sparked controversy in the States as the humour collides with some dodgy stereotypes regarding race, gender and sexual orientation. The theme is pretty clear from the start; the divide between crime and poverty stricken black U S of A and Ivy League white America – no […]

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Run all Night

Run all Night is a notable combination of Neeson’s more dramatic work from his early career, and his more recent tough action-hero appeal. Alongside fellow accomplished actor Ed Harris, and newcomer Joel Kinnamen, we see a more tense portrayal of Neeson’s strengths as an actor than you would expect from a macho action packed thriller. […]

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Still Alice

Still Alice begins before its titular character’s diagnosis, but the signs of her early-onset Alzheimer’s are already noticeable. The film is straightforward and unsentimental from the onset in portraying the unrelenting effects of the disease, and its tragic inevitability makes the film brutally simple and moving. Alice (Julianne Moore) is a linguistic professor and renowned […]

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Unfinished Business

Vince Vaughan’s acting persona ranges from loveable rogue in comedy classics such as Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers, to, er, lovable rogue in the not-so-classic Four Christmases. We’ve seen  the odd attempt at ‘villainy’, for example in Anchorman, but  generally he plays a very similar, if not the same character in most of his comedic roles. […]

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The Boy Next Door

An unconvincing performance from Jennifer Lopez in this attempt at a psychological thriller left us feeling as if not much actually happened. It’s a very dull hour and a half’s  portrayal of Things Going Badly Wrong that seeks to shock the audience with jumpy camera shots purely to keep us on edge and to no […]