Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

The amalgam of two movies doesn’t quite deliver the goods but rises above its problems with strong performances and great chemistry between James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain.

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Review: The Drop

Review: The Drop

On paper, The Drop has all the right elements to be one of the best films of the year.

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TIFF 2014 Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

TIFF 2014 Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

There’s nothing else in cinema like a Roy Andersson film.

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TIFF 2014 Review: Whiplash

TIFF 2014 Review: Whiplash

The drums drive the film forward with a distinct pulse and seem to be the perfect vehicle to represent the insistent drive for perfection that consumes these characters.

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TIFF 2014 Review: Nightcrawler

TIFF 2014 Review: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler is a perfectly formed entity – hitting every right note during its character building and action set pieces, it’s one of the best films of the year.

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Blu-Ray Review: The Gang’s All Here

Blu-Ray Review: The Gang’s All Here

David Brook reviews Busby Berkeley’s first full colour musical, re-released on Blu in the UK by Eureka as part of their Masters of Cinema series

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TIFF 2014 Review: Leviathan

TIFF 2014 Review: Leviathan

A rundown fishing town on the coast of the Arctic Ocean is the rugged edge-of-the-world stage for Andrey Zvyagintsev’s complex, but quite accessible, allegory of modern Russia.

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TIFF 2014 Review: Scarlet Innocence

TIFF 2014 Review: Scarlet Innocence

What could have been a low rent melodrama with cliche situations, turns into a high rent juicy melodrama with brighter colours, sweatier lust and lots of vengeance.

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TIFF 2014 Review: The Duke Of Burgundy

TIFF 2014 Review:  The Duke Of Burgundy

The director of Berberian Sound Studio is back with a Sex and Lepidoptera comedy.

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TIFF 2014 Review: Clouds of Sils Maria

TIFF 2014 Review: Clouds of Sils Maria

Olivier Assayas’s film on acting, the passage of time, and the interpretation of dramatic intent features magnificent performances from Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart.

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