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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 Danish Girl

Film Review: The Danish Girl

| January 21, 2016

Words by Steven Mitchell  Director: Tom Hooper Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon Cast: Eddie Redmanyne, Alicia Vikander and Ben Whishaw Synopsis: A fictitious love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. EVERY year we get the “Oscar-Bait” […]

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Giveaway: Dirty Grandpa

Giveaway: Dirty Grandpa

| January 18, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish THIS year has been a celebration of many great films, some consider to win many awards come the Oscars, but in between those silver linings a little fun needs to be had. It is without a doubt for many of you, the void can be hit and miss and I certainly […]

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Film Review: The Hateful Eight “70MM”

Film Review: The Hateful Eight “70MM”

| January 14, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  Director: Quentin Tarantino Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh Synopsis: In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. THE Hateful Eight made its debut in April 2014 as a […]

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Film Review: Carol

Film Review: Carol

| January 14, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Todd Haynes Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy, Based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler Synopsis: The tale of department store clerk turned photographer Therese(Rooney Mara) who falls for an older woman (Cate Blanchett) going through a complicated divorce set to the backdrop […]

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Giveaway: Spotlight

Giveaway: Spotlight

| January 11, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish SEPTEMBER 11 2001, will always be remembered as the day the biggest act of terror in history left people around the world in irreversible pain, causing a ripple of global change. The following year, another act of terror was revealed, a secret so sinister it too, changed the views of people around […]

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Film Review: The Revenant

Film Review: The Revenant

| January 7, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Screenplay: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Michael Punke (Novel) Cast: Leonardo di Caprio, Tom Hardy and Domhnall Synopsis: 19th century frontiersman, Hugh Glass, is separated from his fellow fur-traders after being mauled by a bear and left for dead, and must subsequently navigate his way back […]

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Film Review: The Danish Girl

Film Review: The Danish Girl

| January 5, 2016

Words by Steven Mitchell  Director: Tom Hooper Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon Cast: Eddie Redmanyne, Alicia Vikander and Ben Whishaw Synopsis: A fictitious love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. EVERY year we get the “Oscar-Bait” […]

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Film Review: Suffragette

Film Review: Suffragette

| December 14, 2015

Words by Steven Mitchell Director: Sarah Gavron Screenplay: Abi Morgan Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep Synopsis: The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. “MOTHERS. DAUGHTERS. REBELS” […]

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Film Review: In The Heart Of The Sea

Film Review: In The Heart Of The Sea

| December 9, 2015

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Ron Howard Screenplay: Charles Leavitt Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Wishaw and Tom Holland Synopsis: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. AN in-depth review of Chris Hemsworth’s […]

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Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

| November 19, 2015

Words by Ryan Grice Director: France Lawrence Screenplay: Peter Craig, Danny Strong Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Elizabeth Banks Synopsis: As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an […]

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