Porco Rosso (1992) Review

Porco Rosso (1992) Review

‘Expect an unexpectedly satirical edge’ to Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Porco Rosso’ (1992), a strange diversion from the usual Studio Ghibli output. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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The Railway Children (1970) Review

The Railway Children (1970) Review

The Railway Children may have its issues according to Annice White, but it still makes for an enjoyable nostalgia-filled afternoon. Full movie review here.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) Review

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) Review

Studio Ghibli anime feature ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’, written and directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, is “beautiful to look at”, “a hugely relatable coming-of-age film”. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Kes (1969) Review

Kes (1969) Review

“Kes (1969) is one of the premiere British films ever made. A bold, critical, moving masterpiece from one of the true masters of the form.” Joseph Wade’s review of Ken Loach film ‘Kes’.

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The Host (2006) Review

The Host (2006) Review

Bong Joon-ho feature ‘The Host’ is not only “a smart and entertaining thriller, but a tender family drama and a rip-roaring comedy.” Sam Sewell-Peterson’s review.

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Billy Madison (1995) Retrospective Review

Billy Madison (1995) Retrospective Review

Does Adam Sandler’s ‘Billy Madison’ (1995) stand up to modern day audiences in 2020? Jacob Davis reviews the film that launched the Sand-Man’s career 25 years ago.

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Spring Breakers (2012) Review

Spring Breakers (2012) Review

“A fascinating movie”, Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ (2012) starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez is more than what you might expect. Full review here.

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Review

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Review

‘Tokyo Godfathers’ (2003), from visionary Anime director Satoshi Kon, is an unlikely Japanese Christmas film with progressive messages and a real heart. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews…

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The Holiday (2006) Review

The Holiday (2006) Review

It has become one of the Christmas holiday season’s most recognisable staples since its release in 2006, but does Nancy Meyers’ ‘The Holiday’, starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black still hold up? Francesca Militello reviews.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Review

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Review

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), from screenwriter John Hughes and starring Chevy Chase, is “highly entertaining farce” according to Bradley Weir in his review.

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