For about seven minutes – certainly no more than ten – The Foreigner has something going for it. There’s the promise of a seriously stirring turn from Jackie Chan and the reunion of Pierce Brosnan with his GoldenEye director Martin Campbell. Perhaps that’s why the misjudged so-called thriller which follows proves quite so insulting?
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As the year reaches its close, it is time for the annual rankings. In a year of wonderful scripts, here are the best film quotes of 2017 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
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We always knew it wasn’t over. Back in 1995, Joe Johnston’s Jumanji, starring the late-great Robin Williams, concluded on a beach in France with the deadly, titular board game washed up and still beating its drums. Twenty-two years later and they’re still banging away, in Jake Kasdan’s flawed but fun sequel.
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As the year reaches its close, it is time to kick off the annual rankings. First up, here are our top ten film posters of 2017 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
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When it comes to festive films, the term ‘Christmas classic’ gets bandied around a lot at this time of year – very occasionally, it’s even warranted. Better Watch Out is not one of those films. It’s a great one, and certainly seems destined for annual repeat viewings, but whereas those films are cuddly and snow-dusted, this one’s a gleefully masochistic romp, dripping with merry brutality. Think Home Alone meets The Gift, directed by Tarantino.
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There’s no business like it, now prepare to discover the origins of show-business itself in Michael Gracey’s glitzy new 19th-Century musical. Here are the facts…
Spoilers may follow.
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Three died in the Boston Marathon Bombings of 15 April 2013 but Stronger is a story of survival. Whereas Patriots Day, earlier this year, dramatised the manhunt that immediately followed the two explosions, David Gordon Green’s tremendously understated film is concerned with the longer term aftermath and the process of picking up the pieces.
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