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Review – Coco

Directed by Lee Unkrich (who also directed Toy Story 3), Pixar’s latest release is the animation ‘Coco’. Set in modern day Mexico, the film centres around Miguel, a young boy with dreams of becoming a musician. The problem is though that his family, especially his grandmother, have different plans for him. Ever since his great grandfather, abandoned his family to

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Review : Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman represents the fourth film in the DC Universe, and follows the appearance of Diana Prince in the Batman vs Superman film from last year. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the screenplay is written by Allan Heinberg. The story begins on the island of Themyscira, forged by the God Zeus and hidden from the God of War – Ares, who

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Review – American Sniper

American Sniper was the 2014 biopic directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper in the lead role as US Sniper Chris Kyle. It was written by Jason Hall and based on a book of the same name written by Kyle. The film recounts the tale of Kyle, the desist sniper in US military history, ranging from brief moments from

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Review – Funny Girl

It’s time for ‘F’ in the Alphabet Challenge and the selector has gone for the 1968 musical biopic Funny Girl. The film tells the true tale of Fanny Brice, played by Barbara Streisand in a role that she had previously played on the stage, in a film directed by William Wyler (most famously the director of Ben Hur and Roman Holiday).

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Review – A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac stars in this 2014 business / crime thriller set in 1981’s New York, directed by J.C. Chandor (whose two previous directing roles of Margin Call and All is Lost, are both worthy of viewing). The film centres on Abel Morales (Isaacs) and his wife (Jessica Chastain). We find Morales, an upcoming owner of an fuel company, taking on

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Review – The Drop

The latest film adaptation of the works of Dennis Lehane takes to the big screen with The Drop, a 2014 version of his novel Animal Rescue. Previous films based on his work include, Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, and Mystic River. A new film based on his work is due to be released in 2017 – Live by Night starring

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