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Diane Keaton as Diane, Candice Bergen as Sharon, Jane Fonda as Vivian and Mary Steenburgen as Carol.
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Film Review: Book Club (12A)

01/06/2018

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen advocate growing old disgracefully in the frothy romantic comedy Book Club.

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Film Review: Deadpool 2 (15)

17/05/2018

Directed by "one of the guys who killed the dog in John Wick", Deadpool 2 is a rollicking, gleefully irreverent and potty-mouthed sequel, which proves you can have too much of a good thing.

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Film Review: On Chesil Beach (15)

17/05/2018

Some of the most important relationships in our lives are galvanised by seizing the right words to express an invisible churn of conflicting emotions.

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Film Review: Anon (15)

11/05/2018

Published in 1949, George Orwell's scarily prescient novel 1984 issued stark warnings about government surveillance, ideological manipulation and societal fragmentation to those who were willing to read and listen.

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Film Review: Breaking In (15)

11/05/2018

Home is where the heartbreak is in James McTeigue's invasion thriller, which pits a grieving and resourceful mother against four criminals, who have taken her daughter and son hostage inside her hi-tech childhood home.

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Film Review: Entebbe (12A)

11/05/2018

The real-life hijacking of an Air France flight in June 1976 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a subsequent rescue mission led by Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), are terrific raw ingredients for an edge-of-seat geo-political thriller.

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Film Review: Revenge (18)

11/05/2018

The 1970s gave birth to myriad fads and cultural trends - disco, Star Wars, hot pants, Speak & Spell, mood rings, punk rock - but it was also the decade when male film-makers nurtured a lurid fascination with rape revenge fantasies.

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Film Review: Sherlock Gnomes (U)

11/05/2018

John Stevenson's computer-animated sequel to the 2011 family comedy Gnomeo & Juliet opens promisingly with three pointy-hatted garden gnomes congregating around a beautifully bound storybook, deliberating which pint-sized yarn to spin for our delectation.

Charlize Theron as Marlo and Asher Miles Fallica as Jonah.
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Film Review: Tully (15)

06/05/2018

Mother doesn't know best - she is teetering on the precipice of a nervous breakdown in Jason Reitman's beautifully crafted and bittersweet portrait of modern parenthood.

Amy Schumer as Renee Barrett.
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Film Review: I Feel Pretty (12A)

06/05/2018

I feel many things about writer-directors Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn's romantic comedy of female empowerment and body fascism, but none of them are particularly pretty.

Mary (voiced by Hana Sugisaka).
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Film Review: Mary and The Witch’s Flower (U)

06/05/2018

Based on County Durham-born writer Mary Stewart's 1971 children's novel The Little Broomstick, Mary And The Witch's Flower is a charming if slight animated adventure of self-discovery seen through the eyes of an inquisitive, flame-haired girl.

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This week’s big reviews – Avengers: Infinity War and Beast

27/04/2018

This week: superhero factions must heal deep divisions to combat the deadly threat posed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the Marvel Comics showdown Avengers: Infinity War… And misfit lovers (Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn) become entangled in the hunt for a serial killer in the twisted thriller Beast. https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/entertainment/film/film-review-avengers-infinity-war/ https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/entertainment/film/film-review-beast-15/  

Jessie Buckley as Moll and Johnny Flynn as Pascal.
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Film Review: Beast (15)

27/04/2018

During a barbed conversation at a dinner table in the deliciously creepy psychological thriller Beast, one invited but unwelcome guest makes clear his views on the tug of war between nurture and nature.

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Film Review: Pacific Rim Uprising (12A)

23/03/2018

Steven S DeKnight makes an inauspicious feature film directorial debut with a soulless and bombastic sequel, which has been crudely bolted together using spare parts from Transformers and Independence Day: Resurgence.

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Film Review: Unsane (15)

23/03/2018

Seeing is deceiving in Steven Soderbergh's hallucinogenic mind trip for a traumatised data analyst, who sees the menacing face of a stalker everywhere she turns.

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Film Review: A Wrinkle In Time (PG)

23/03/2018

With its impassioned, tub-thumping messages of self-belief and individuality, A Wrinkle In Time is certainly not A Waste Of Time for the target audience of peer-pressured teenagers, who are force-fed an airbrushed version of "reality" on social media channels.

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Film Review: Finding your Feet

23/02/2018

A well-to-do wife learns that being a free woman is better than being a kept lady in Richard Loncraine's frothy comedy drama, which is choreographed to appeal to mature audiences who checked into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Film Review: I, Tonya

23/02/2018

According to a title card at the beginning of Craig Gillespie's blackly humorous biopic, I, Tonya is based on "irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews" with US figure skating champion Tonya Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

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Film Review: The Shape of Water and Black Panther

16/02/2018

This week: Sally Hawkins plays a mute janitor, who falls in love with an aquatic creature, in Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-nominated romance THE SHAPE OF WATER And Wakandan king T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) faces a bloody coup staged by fierce rival Erik "Killmonger" Stevens (Michael B Jordan) in the Marvel Comics adventure BLACK PANTHER.

Dame Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester.
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Review: Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built (15)

02/02/2018

Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, ringmasters of the eighth instalment of the Saw franchise, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built fleshes out the spooky mythology of a curious architectural landmark in San Jose, California.

Sam Claflin as Captain Stanhope.
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Review: Journey’s End (12A)

02/02/2018

Released to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, director Saul Dibb's thoughtful tour of duty with British soldiers on the front line expands R. C. Sherriff's moving 1928 stage play without sacrificing too much of the psychological intensity.

Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson.
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Review: 12 Strong (15)

26/01/2018

Twelve angry men rage against the Taliban in the remarkable true story of a covert US Special Forces mission in northern Afghanistan in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

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