Films of the year 2015

Whiplash 4.5 * Ex Machina 4* Slow West 4 * Inside Out 4* Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 4* Land of Mine 4* Sicario 4* Spectre 4* Star Wars: the Force Awakens 4* The list above is only for new films. I would have to remove some from the list if I included […]

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Joy

3 out of 5 stars Jennifer Lawrence’s determined force of a performance is the only thing that holds this film together, no matter what the uneven and patchy script throws at her. What would have been a simple and inspirational rags-to-riches story of a housewife who invented the Miracle Mop, with a quick detour into […]

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Mr. Robot (Season 1)

4.5 out of 5 stars Combining 70s conspiracy theories films with modern day Hacker Drama, this stylish and wonderfully written show is one of the most original TV you’ll see in 2015 and if you are one of those people who still haven’t seen it, I would recommend you go binge at once. If you […]

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Krampus

3 out of 5 stars Horror and comedy don’t mix well as one often undercuts the other. Here’s an example, however, where that fine balance was achieved… almost. Part Home for the Holidays; part Gremlins and part Labyrinth – with an un-festively ambiguous ending that could either be It’s a Wonderful Life or Twilight Zone, […]

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Tangerine

3.5 out of 5 stars My Alternative Christmas double-bill begins with this ultra lo-budget indie drama set on Christmas Eve in L.A. with a pair of transsexual prostitutes, a married Armenian taxi driver and a cheating pimp. Shot on an iPhone, the limitations are sometimes obvious, like when they have to shoot them walking and […]

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Sisters

2.5 out of 5 stars Proof that great chemistry and goodwill is not enough on their own, and certainly no substitution for an original and funny script, Tina “30 Rock” Fey and Amy “Parks and Recreation” Poehler’s latest find them coasting in a bog standard house party comedy where the normally teenage culprits are aged […]

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Star Wars (1977)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away  it wasn’t A New Hope or Episode IV A New Hope. Or even Episode IV A New Hope (Special Edition)! It was just plain old “Star Wars”. And it was 1977. And I, an excited 13 year old was queuing up in a long line to […]

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