Oct 202016
 

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Cafe Society, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and opened the festival, is the 47th feature film by Woody Allen. With a budget of $30 million, it is also his most expensive film to date. These days you typically know what you’re going to get from a Woody Allen film, and his distinctive opening credits are immediately a dead giveaway. But, he still seems to possess the capacity to surprise, and the visually splendid Cafe Society is one such example.

With Jesse Eisenberg again standing in as the Woody Allen surrogate (he’s actually done this before in the awful To Rome With Love), Woody turns his lens on 1930’s Hollywood, as a young New Yorker (Eisenberg), trying to make a career out West, finds his dreams dashed when he falls in love with Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), the assistant of his talent agent uncle, Phil (Steve Carrell).  Continue reading »

Nov 182012
 

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The end of the franchise that propelled two relative unknowns to fame and was the cause of much squealing the world over. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is critic-proof, and was always going to appease the die-hard Twihards. But does that mean it should get a pass for being poorly made rubbish? No, no it shouldn’t. Review after the jump.

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Jun 212012
 

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This take on the classic Grimm fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sees Kristen Stewart as the innocent beauty Snow White, and Charlize Theron as the power-hungry evil queen who has an unquenchable thirst for eternal youth and the power it holds. Check out the review after the jump.

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