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The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

With the release of what it feels like is already a done deal for biggest kid’s hit of the year in Finding Dory, a competition is well and truly under way for second place on the podium of summer’s most popular animated movie. One seemingly strong contender for said runner-up position comes from the team that…

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The Boss (2016)

It’s funny to think that the woman who I grew up knowing as the sweet, sugary Sookie St. James in The Gilmore Girls has somehow become one of the most sought after, bankable stars in Hollywood over the past few years. By today’s industry standards, Melissa McCarthy is pretty much the antithesis of what a…

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The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys was one of those rare cinematic experiences for me where I went in to it having absolutely no knowledge of the picture beyond the look of the poster. Not a trailer was seen, not an interview was watched, not a review was read before I sat down to watch it. With only…

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Money Monster (2016)

I won’t deny that 90% of my interest in seeing Money Monster was due to the fact that it is directed by Jodie Foster, one of my all time favourites. Though nothing about the trailers or TV spots particularly sparked my fascination, with the only other cinema options being a combination of super powered mutants…

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Mustang (2015)

In my annual rushed attempt to watch all of the Academy Award nominated motion pictures, I have to admit that the category of Foreign Language Feature always seems to pass me by. Luckily for me, these foreign language films tend to trickle through in to public release much later in the year that the rest…

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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins is exactly the kind of film that one expects to see in April/May, that awkward time in the cinematic calendar where the majority of movie goers are waiting for the unstoppable train of Summer blockbuster begin to hit the screen. It is a time usually reserved for middling kid’s animations and dramas/biopics…

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Jane Got A Gun (2016)

For many people, the phrase ‘Hollywood blacklist’ refers to the period during the mid 19th century when many filmmakers and actors with Communist sympathies (and many without) were cast out from the cinematic community and denied work. In more modern times, however, the black list has become the term to describe a set of scripts…