Scott Begbie

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Review: mother! (18)

15/09/2017

The lower-case lettering and exclamation point of Darren Aronofsky’s twisted psychological thriller reflect the Oscar-nominated writer-director’s nightmarish vision: intriguing, pretentious, confusing and ultimately pointless.

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Review: American Assassin (18)

15/09/2017

You can’t always exorcise the ghosts of the past as one tormented young man discovers in Michael Cuesta’s testosterone-fuelled action thriller, based on the novel by Vince Flynn.

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Review: The Limehouse Golem (15)

01/09/2017

During an ominous lull in Juan Carlos Medina’s macabre murder mystery set on the fog-choked streets of Victorian London almost a decade before Jack The Ripper ran amok, a stage actor draws parallels between his craft and human nature.

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Review: Patti Cake (15)

01/09/2017

Inspired by writer-director Geremy Jasper’s efforts to break into the New York music scene, Patti Cake is a crowd-pleasing underdog story, which wears its heart on its sleeve.

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Review: Detroit (15)

24/08/2017

In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to collect the Academy Award statuette as Best Director for harrowing wartime thriller The Hurt Locker.

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Review: Logan Lucky (12A)

24/08/2017

Crime still pays for Oscar-winning film-maker Steven Soderbergh, director of Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, in a criminally entertaining caper, which sacrifices plausibility for quirky characters and generous belly laughs.

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Review: American Made (15)

24/08/2017

Based on a true story of outlandish lies, American Made reunites director Doug Liman and leading man Tom Cruise after their successful collaboration on the sci-fi thriller Edge Of Tomorrow.

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