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Film

May 15, 2016

★★★★ Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo   While not as impressive or gripping as Captain America: Winter Soldier, the Russo brothers deliver a satisfying and fun followup to their first film. Filled with amazing action, mostly impressive characters, and thought provoking ideas, the brothers have made a film that balances out a plethora of […]

May 8, 2016

★★★★★ Director: Jon Favreau   We’ll start by saying that we grew up watching Walt Disney’s 1967 The Jungle Book every other week, so Jon Favreau had some big shoes to fill. The film follows the narrative of Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 novel, but breathes new life into the series, turning it into a fun, thoughtful, […]

May 8, 2016

★ Director: Ben Falcone   The only thing this movie is the boss of, is not letting me see it for free. It’s not particularly offensive or anything, but it’s yet another unfunny, terrible American comedy confined to a single city location—boy does it let you know that it’s set in Chicago. Melissa McCarthy stars […]

May 8, 2016

★★★★★ Directors: David Farrier and Dylan Reeve   In the lobby of the Embassy theatre sits a reclining leather chair, similar to what you’d find in a hairdressers. Attached to the arms and footrest, however, are manacles for ankles and wrists. Perfect for administering an unwanted haircut, perhaps. Or, in a more sinister twist, for […]

May 1, 2016

★★★★ Director: Paco Cabezas   On paper, Mr. Right shouldn’t work. The romance, devised by film writer Max Landis (Chronicle (2012)), is at the best of times lunacy, and the characters that fuel the narrative are illogical and out of their minds. Yet despite this all of this, the story keeps moving from beat to […]

May 1, 2016

★★½ Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan   Remember that fantasy smash-hit Snow White and The Huntsman? No? Well apparently some people went and saw it, because now there’s a sequel. Well, prequel/continuation/spin-off is more like it. The Huntsman: Winter’s War is the latest in the slate of gritty Disney re-imaginings to make its way on screen, and […]

May 1, 2016

★★★★ Director: Nicholas Hytner   The Lady in the Van is based off of the book of the same name which was released in 1989, by the English author and playwright, Alan Bennett. Like many of Bennett’s works, The Lady in the Van is centred on his own life, and his attempts to find humour […]

May 1, 2016

★★★★★ Directors: Byron Howard & Rich Moore   Disney’s 55th animated epic follows the exploits of police officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny officer of the Zootopia Police department. It is an artfully animated and beautifully performed adventure. Taking full advantage of its premise, Zootopia explores some remarkable themes and ideas. Both Ginnifer Goodwin and […]

April 17, 2016

★★★★★ Director: Dan Trachtenberg   If you’re at the cinema in the next few days, you’ll be forgiven for looking up at the screenings board and thinking, “wait, they made a Cloverfield sequel?” Indeed, in one of Hollywood’s more elusive and obscure follow ups, it would appear that post Deadpool and pre Captain America: Civil […]