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‘Pain and Glory’ Offers a Profound Insight Into a Talented Mind – Review

A rumination on youth, success, relationships, paralysis and fading, Pain and Glory offers a poignant insight into the life of an acclaimed, aging director. Pedro Almodóvar directs Antonio Banderas in a self-modelled role to explore with great subtlety the reflectiveness evoked when an individual’s physical impasse is reached.

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‘The Furies’ Review – A Gory, Heart-Pumping Roller-Coaster Ride

Aussie horror flicks have been more miss than hit of late. For every inventive and creatively shot film like zombie thriller Wyrmwood (2014), there are a dozen sub-standard slashers in the mould of Boar (2017) or Charlie’s Farm (2014). The good news is the lastest local production The Furies is a gory, heart-pumping roller-coaster ride that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from the opening scream.

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ – Franchise Stars Return for Bombastic Sequel

For a film series whose premise focuses on correcting the wrongs of the past, Hollywood’s attempts at reinvigorating The Terminator series have proven about as successful as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hosting career on The Apprentice.

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‘Pavarotti’ – Ron Howard’s Lengthy Ode to ‘The Maestro’ of Modern Opera

King of the High C’s’ and arguably the most famous opera singer in modern history, Luciano Pavarotti’s tumultuous life is explored with vivid detail in the Ron Howard helmed documentary, Pavarotti.

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Maleficent Returns with a Vengeance in Disney Sequel ‘Mistress of Evil’

When we last saw Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) and her fairy godmother Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), they had completed their fairy-tale arc and were destined to live happily ever after on the beautiful Moors. However, in the years since our last visit to the magical Disney kingdom, evil and mistrust have returned to the land. Maleficent’s redeeming role in waking Aurora from her curse has been forgotten and she has been rebranded as the Mistress of Evil. Maleficent has once again retreated from civilisation, spending her time hunting human trespassers on the Moors.

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‘Gemini Man’ Review – Amazing Action Though the Rest is Dull at Best

At one point in the late 90s, Will Smith was one of the biggest actors on the planet. The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air went on one of the greatest four-film streaks of all time, starring in Bad Boys (1995), Independence Day (1996), Men In Black (1997) and Enemy of the State (1998). On top of that, he also released his debut chart-topping solo album ‘Big Willie Style’, spawning the hits “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and “Miami”. Then he made Wild Wild West (1999).

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Scary Stories Come to Life in ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ – Review

Alvin Schwartz’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ made waves in the 80s, introducing a generation of teens to spooky urban myths, legends and classic campfire stories. The twisted stories, which were banned by The American Library Association in the 1990s, are now making their debut on the big screen under the talented direction of Norwegian André Øvredal.

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