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Film Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Words by Jo McTavish

Director: John Dower
Screenplay: John Dower
Stars: Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta
Story: Louis documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous church of Scientology.
THE Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial religions of the 21st Century, and for many it is consider more of a cult. Although by keeping an open mind, it can be a very interesting discovery and after countless months of learning about the Churc…

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Don't Turn The Lights Out...

Words by Jo McTavish
THE success of James Wan is no hidden secret. Ever since his debut with Saw (2004) he has since become a horror icon, delivering quality scares, especially with the internationally successful Conjuring series. This month he brings us another film, with his latest produced arm clinching and jump out of your seat story, LIGHTS OUT.
Taking over the director’s duty is first timer David F. Sandberg, whose original short film (of the same name) debuted on YouTube in 2014 and…

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Go Beyond With Star Trek

Words by Jo McTavish
IT all began in 2009 when J.J. Abrams rebooted the beloved Star Trek series, bringing a fresh and modern approach whilst paying homage to the original series. The film became a success and this month we have the latest chapter that takes James T. Kirk, Commander Spock and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on voyage beyond their expectations…
If you were always a fan or like me never really watched the original series, there is no denying Star Trek (2009) and Into The Dar…

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Giveaway: Swiss Army Man

Words by Jo McTavish
AS an advocate for film, I am nearly at terms with the non-existent term “original” within an industry full of sequels, remakes, adaptions and the comic book genre. Don’t get me wrong I love all of these genres but sometimes it is refreshing to see something so unheard it just has to be original and I think this month we might just have that…
Swiss Army Man marks the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Sheinert and Daniel Kwan, collectively kno…

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Mr Gaga: A Movement Like No Other...

Words by Jo McTavish
Director: Tomer Heymann
Screenplay: Tommer Heymann
Cast: Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Avi Belleli 
Story: Ohad Naharin is one of the most prominent, innovative and productive choreographers in the world. The film follows Naharin between Japan, Holland, Sweden and Israel – through the …
TO say this year has been a poor year in film is something so absurd. It is not the films that are changing but the environment, dialogue and audience expectation. Although change is…

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Film Review: The Fits

Film Review: The Fits

| May 19, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish WHEN you watch a film many emotions run through your body, our minds start to wonder in unfamiliar places and then we process it all. THE FITS goes one step further, as it takes the wonder of traditional filmmaking whilst combining mixed genres, leaving you with a unique and rare experience […]

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Giveaway: Warcraft: The Beginning

Giveaway: Warcraft: The Beginning

| May 18, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THE cinematic world of games has never really exceeded expectations around the world, but next month one of the biggest games in history is upon us and with Duncan Jones behind the lens audiences await what could be the biggest film from this genre to date… Legendary’s WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING is […]

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The Fits Is Your Next Indie

The Fits Is Your Next Indie

| May 14, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish WE recently announced the Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now festival showcasing at Palace Cinemas, and with so many films showcasing there, we had to single out one that we had the chance of viewing that was a truly amazing experience… It is called THE FITS and it directed by Anna Rose […]

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Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now

| May 14, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish IT is time to celebrate another season of great cinema at Palace Cinemas, and it is nothing to be missed… Essential Independants: America Cinema, Now is the latest festival to find a home at Palace Cinemas, joining the likes of the French, Spanish, Italian and British festivals. Each of them has […]

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Film Review: Eddie The Eagle

Film Review: Eddie The Eagle

| April 19, 2016

Words by Steven Mitchell Director: Dexter Fletcher Screenplay: Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken Synopsis: Underdog Eddie Edwards wants nothing more than to compete in the Olympics no matter who disagrees with him This feel good movie overcomes its familiar narrative and strikes all the chords it aims for… […]

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It Feels Good To Be Bad: The Suicide Squad Blitz Trailer

It Feels Good To Be Bad: The Suicide Squad Blitz Trailer

| April 12, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish IT has been a long time coming for DC but after several attempts they’re finally brining us their comic book universe, and it is bad in the best ways possible… Zack Synder kicked off the universe with Man of Steel (2013) which gathered mixed reviews and recently he delivered one of […]

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AF French Film Festival: Mon Roi

AF French Film Festival: Mon Roi

| April 9, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Maïwenn Screenplay: Etienne Comar and Maïwenn Cast: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, and Isild Le Besco Synopsis: After a skiing accident, Tony(Bercot) finds herself in a rehabilitation clinic following a therapist’s suggestion, that her pain may be partially psychological, by exploring the ups and downs of her memories of […]

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Giveaway: Allegiant

Giveaway: Allegiant

| April 9, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish IT’S business as usual in Hollywood, as every year we see more and more sequels hitting our screens in the attempt to satisfy fans of every genre. This month brings the third instalment of the blockbuster Divergent Series, taking us into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before. I […]

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Giveaway: Where To Invade Next

Giveaway: Where To Invade Next

| April 6, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish IN the US right now is the one of the biggest races between the Democratic and Republican nominees, but above that is a political revolution that Senator Bernie Sanders has begun that is resonating with millions of people around the world. That is why this movie is perfectly timed to help […]

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AF French Film Festival: Dheepan

AF French Film Festival: Dheepan

| April 2, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Jacques Audiard Screenplay: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, and Noe Debre Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, and Claudine Vinasithamby Synopsis: A former Tamil Tiger solider in the Sri Lankan civil war finds a woman and child to pose as his wife and daughter and takes on the identity of a dead man, Dheepan, […]

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