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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Coming 2 America (2021) Review

Coming 2 America (2021) Review

In 1988, Eddie Murphy and company captured lightning in a bottle for comedy classic ‘Coming to America’. Could they do it a 2nd time for sequel ‘Coming 2 America’? Scott Z Walkinshaw reviews.

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Tom and Jerry (2021) Review

Tom and Jerry (2021) Review

Is Tom & Jerry the best new comedy of 2021, or exploitation of nostalgia for profit? Is it worth getting a HBO Max subscription for? Chloë Grace Moretz stars, Jacob Davis reviews.

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The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were beloved by legions of fans and described by legends of comedy as the very best around. What makes Stan and Ollie such an enduring act? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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‘The Wedding Planner’ at 20 – Review

‘The Wedding Planner’ at 20 – Review

How does turn of the century rom-com ‘The Wedding Planner’ hold up at 20? Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey star, Libby Briggs reviews.

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Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ – 100 Year Anniversary Review

Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ – 100 Year Anniversary Review

Charlie Chaplin’s seminal feature ‘The Kid’ was released 100 years ago in 1921, and remains a “gently thought-stirring 53 minutes of cinema” according to Joseph Wade in this review.

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How ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Reshapes the “Man Alone” with Vampire Cinema

How ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Reshapes the “Man Alone” with Vampire Cinema

Reassessing New Zealand cinema’s “man alone” trope for Taika Waititi’s much-loved vampire mockumentary ‘What We Do In the Shadows’. Essay by Jacob Davis.

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Young Frankenstein (1974) Review

Young Frankenstein (1974) Review

Following hot on the heels of his smash hit ‘Blazing Saddles’, Mel Brooks sends up the horror genre with a spoof for the ages, ‘Young Frankenstein’ (1974). Retrospective film review by Christopher Connor.

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The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Review

The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Review

2020 rom-com ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’, from screenwriter-director Natalie Krinsky and starring Geraldine Viswanathan, demonstrates the timelessness of New York City love stories. Leoni Horton reviews.

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An American Pickle (2020) Review

An American Pickle (2020) Review

Seth Rogen offers a terrific combination of leading performances in ‘An American Pickle’, a “sophisticated but not alienating” comedy from Pixar and SNL writer Simon Rich. Annice White reviews.

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