M. Night Shyamalan is the type of director that critics seem to will to have a ‘welcome return to form’. Having made his name with a string of early-noughties supernatural chiller/thrillers – The Sixth Sense among them – a series of financially successful, but generally panned blockbusters followed. Slashing his budget from After Earth’s $150m to $5m for 2015’s The Visit has seen Shyamalan return to his filmmaking origins and it’s a trend that continues with Split. Yes, it’s another generally welcome return.
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‘The world we live in. It’s so
wondrous insipid, mysterious terrifying, even magical disturbing…’
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If Kingsman: The Secret Service was intent on, and successful in, putting the fun back into spy cinema, its sequel, The Golden Circle, has clearly been established to bring back the silliness and smutty immaturity. In the directorial hands, once again, of Matthew Vaughn, it’s almost as if the past decade of James Bond never happened.
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Directorial indie debuts are packing some real punches in 2017. In the wake of outings from Hope Dickson Leach and William Oldroyd comes Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, a rural romance of cold winds and warm hearts. Another in a pleasing tide of British features, here is a film of equal profundity and assured cinematography.
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Teasing a new trailer, to be released tomorrow (September 18), Warner Bros. have released a first-look poster at the new Tomb Raider film, starring Alicia Vikander.
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Another tough project from the hard-hitting director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow has brought her knack, for capturing the brutally real, closer to home for Detroit and the film’s all the harder to watch for it.
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