Crimson Peak

3.5 out of 5 stars Delivery is crucial in Guillermo Del Toro’s latest gothic melodrama. Thankfully Jessica Chastain seems to relish her role as Mrs. Danvers' psychotic younger sister while Tom Hiddleston’s tortured and conflicted look is sexy and pitiful at the same time. But the film is totally Guillermo’s (with the ghosts of The …

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The Martian

4 out of 5 stars Matt Damon is Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Ridley Scott is on form with this well-crafted, visually stunning movie. A strong, charismatic central performance from Mr D who must be a shoe-in for an Oscar nod. This geekette had a tear in her little eye at the film's finale.


3 out of 5 stars A violent and dark thriller with some very intense and suspense-filled moments, this is an effective and often powerful film with a political message after the carnage has settled. Emily Blunt’s performance stands out, much in the same way as Jodie Forster’s did in Silence of the Lambs, as she …

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