Movie Reviews

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Preview: Oscars 2007

It’s that time of year again although, given the sheer number of awards already doled out — most of them to Helen Mirren — one wonders if the Oscars have...

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Letters from Iwo Jima

After the mixed bag of Flags of Our Fathers – intriguing but soulless – the idea of a ‘sequel’, to make Clint Eastwood’s study of Iwo Jima something of a...

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is a worthy film. You can tell this by the subject matter: a fictionalised account of the forming of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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School For Scoundrels

Despite the name and the similar central premise, this updated School For Scoundrels bears about as much similarity to the original 1960 movie as Russell Brand does to a comedian.

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Shivering Isles

If you’ve only just broken an addiction to the astonishing Oblivion, you might not be terribly pleased to hear that an expansion pack is just around the corner just waiting...

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Hot Fuzz

While it sounds like a slightly bizarre porn movie Hot Fuzz is, of course, the follow-up film from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the creative force behind sit-com Spaced and...

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The Science of Sleep

After the playfully love-it-or-hate-it nature of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry returns… with another playfully love-it-or-hate-it film.

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The Truth About Love

If this is the truth about love, then one assumes that director John Hay and writer Peter Bloore are very, very single.

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For Your Consideration

After lancing the worlds of dog shows, folk music and amateur dramatics in his recent work, writer/director and Spinal Tap co-creator Christopher Guest film turns his attention inwards for his...

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Music & Lyrics

Alex Fletcher (Grant) is a former ’80s pop icon thanks to his world-conquering band Pop — think Wham meets Duran Duran.