Isle of Dogs (2018) Review

Isle of Dogs (2018) Review

2018 stop motion animation ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a loving ode to dog-kind from famed contemporary auteur Wes Anderson, and features an all-star cast. Christopher Connor reviews.

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‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ at 10 – Review

‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ at 10 – Review

10 years on from its 2011 release, Tomas Alfredson’s film adaptation of John le Carré’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” feels more relevant and connective today than ever. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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‘Barton Fink’ at 30 – Review

‘Barton Fink’ at 30 – Review

30 years on from the release of Palme d’Or winner ‘Barton Fink’, the Coen Brothers still keep you on your toes in this tale of John Turturro’s movie-bound playwright. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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‘Hell or High Water’ at 5 – Review

‘Hell or High Water’ at 5 – Review

‘Hell or High Water’, from screenwriter Taylor Sheridan and director David Mackenzie, starring Chris Pratt and Ben Foster, remains gripping and character-rich 5 years on from its release. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Starsky and Hutch (2004) Review

Starsky and Hutch (2004) Review

The ‘Starsky & Hutch’ movie reboot tried to offer nostalgia and fan service, as well as attract new fans, and with Todd Phillips at the wheel it made a fine effort. Katie Doyle reviews.

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‘Planet of the Apes’ at 20 – Review

‘Planet of the Apes’ at 20 – Review

Studio interference and a rushed production marred Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’, which at 20 still lacks the inspiration of the original. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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‘Little Miss Sunshine’ at 15 – Review

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ at 15 – Review

15 years on from Michael Arndt and Valerie Faris evolving cinema with the warm disfunction of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, their ensemble hit remains relatable and important. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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‘Spirited Away’ at 20 – Review

‘Spirited Away’ at 20 – Review

20 years on from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli releasing ‘Spirited Away’, it remains an incomparable masterpiece of animation and world cinema. Katie Doyle reviews.

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‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50 – Review

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50 – Review

50 years since Willy Wonka asked “if you want to view paradise” and still it resonates as a feat of “pure imagination”. Scott Z. Walkinshaw reviews.

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‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25 – Review

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25 – Review

25 years removed from the release of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, the Disney Animation remains “among the most satisfying and lasting movies of the Disney Renaissance”. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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