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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 Grand Budapest Hotel

Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

| April 14, 2014

  Words by Ryan Grice Director:  Wes Anderson  Screenplay:  Wes Anderson  Cast:  Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson. Synopsis: Zero Moustafa, a young immigrant, gets a job as the bell boy […]

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Exclusive Giveaway: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Exclusive Giveaway: The Grand Budapest Hotel

| April 4, 2014

  Words by Jo McTavish YOU might refer to him as eccentric, unusual, unique or a man of washed out colours. Director Wes Anderson could be called many things, but I believe a celebration should be had as we finally reach the opening of one of his most anticipated art house developments to date, The Grand […]

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At The MOvies

At The MOvies

| April 2, 2014

Words by Jo McTavish LAUGHING, crying, screaming, jumping, or simply walking out are some of the many reactions that are evoked from the magic of films. Going to the movies is my escape; a way to leave reality behind and just be entertained. As a film buff, any excuse to see, converse, or simply enquire is […]

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Film Review: Noah

Film Review: Noah

| April 1, 2014

  Words by Jo McTavish Director:  Darren Aronofsky Screenplay:  Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel Cast:  Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone. Synopsis: A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. IF and when you choose to bring up religion in […]

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Exclusive Giveaway: Divergent

Exclusive Giveaway: Divergent

| March 28, 2014

  Words by Jo McTavish IN the last 15 years the novel to film adaption has proven to be a major success for Hollywood. First it was Harry Potter, followed by Lord of The Rings, Twilight and more recently, The Hunger Games. Following  the success of the more recent efforts, another bestselling book series is […]

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Film Review: Nymphomaniac

Film Review: Nymphomaniac

| March 28, 2014

  Words by Ryan Grice Director:  Lars von Trier Screenplay:  Lars von Trier Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe Synopsis: The self-confessed life of a sex addict told to a complete stranger who took her in after having been brutally beaten. I did it. I sat through the four and […]

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At The MOvies

At The MOvies

| March 26, 2014

  Words by Jo McTavish LAUGHING, crying, screaming, jumping, or simply walking out are some of the many reactions that are evoked from the magic of films. Going to the movies is my escape; a way to leave reality behind and just be entertained. As a film buff, any excuse to see, converse, or simply […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival: Mademoiselle C.

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival: Mademoiselle C.

| March 25, 2014

  Words by Billy Heinemann  Director: Fabien Constant Cast: Carine Roitfeld, Stephen Gan, Karl Lagerfeld and Donatella Versace. Synopsis: A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she sets out to launch he mould-breaking magazine ‘CR’. IN fashion documentary Mademoiselle C, the tall, lanky, and loveable Carine Roitfeld takes us on a dizzying journey […]

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Short Stuff: ‘8’

Short Stuff: ‘8’

| March 22, 2014

  Words by Ryan Grice THIS weeks’ short comes direct to your eyeballs all the way from Serbia. Director Acim Vasic, along with his cast and crew, ventured over 1,000 kilometers to film their war short in the snowy forests of Switzerland. The movie is surprisingly amusing and even more surprisingly, its style has been […]

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Giveaway: Pompeii

Giveaway: Pompeii

| March 20, 2014

   Words by Jo McTavish  AS we move closer towards the season of blockbusters, explosions and hard money-making franchises within the Hollywood calendar, it is no surprise, to see Paul W.S. Anderson’s name come into the picture. After several years of delivering high octane no brainer films, is this his chance to finally deliver his […]

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