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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…

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The Jungle Book (2016)

I’ll be honest. When I first heard of Disney’s intentions to make a live action/CGI remake of the 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book, there were very few, if any at all, positive thoughts that came to mind. Not only is The Jungle Book one of my very favourite Disney films of all time, but…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

It’s not an exaggeration for me to say that, quite honestly, 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding is probably one of my favourite comedies of the last fifteen years. Something about the warm, friendly humour combined with more than just a touch of the crazy foreign family aesthetic that mirrors my own life made the picture one of the…

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Zootropolis (2016)

Compared to Pixar’s double release of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur last year, 2015 was a relatively uneventful period for Walt Disney Animation Studios. With 2014’s Big Hero 6 their last major release, and arguably still not quite recovered from the glorious hangover that 2013’s Frozen gave them, the studio have finally come out…