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‘Ideal Home’ – Review

Ideal Home is a lighthearted comedy about a bickering couple who suddenly find themselves thrust into parenthood, that comfortably finds a home somewhere in the feel-good realm of 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine.

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All-Star All-Female Cast Assemble for 'Ocean's 8' - Review

George Clooney and Brad Pitt’s reboot of the 1960’s film Ocean’s Eleven was an overwhelming box office success grossing over $450 million worldwide when it opened in 2001. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, who’d won an Oscar that very same year for Traffic, the star-studded affair was a stylistic shift from the traditional heist film with personalities driving audience intrigue.

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'6 Balloons' - Review

Enabler (noun): a person who enables another to persist in negative or self-destructive behaviour. The Netflix original film 6 Balloons explores the dynamics between ‘addict’ and ‘enabler’ through the lens of a tense brother/sister relationship.

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'I Feel Pretty' - Review

If you think the premise behind Amy Schumer’s latest romp I Feel Pretty seems familiar, you’d be right. Switch out Schumer for Jack Black and insert Tony Robbins in place of a motivating SoulCycle trainer and you’ll find this well-intentioned romantic comedy bears a striking resemblance to 2001’s Shallow Hal.

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'Annihilation' – Review

Annihilation is a skillfully crafted sci-fi from the brilliant mind of Alex Garland, that will leave you seeking answers long after the credits have ended.

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'The Death of Stalin' – Review

If you’re going to make a film that will likely insult an entire country, you’d better make certain it holds up. With Veep creator Armando Iannucci at the helm, along with a star-studded cast including comedy royalty in Michael Palin, The Death of Stalin should impress. But doesn’t. Instead, this British satire may be off-putting to even the most non-PC western audiences.

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'Finding Your Feet' – Review

After 35 years of marriage, Sandra (Imelda Staunton) stumbles upon her husband Mike (John Sessions) in the cellar with their close friend Pam (Josie Lawrence) – Pam’s tacky red lipstick smeared across his face. And so it goes in the British comedy-drama from director Richard Loncraine, Finding Your Feet.

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'Den of Thieves' – Review

Studios routinely use January-February as a dumping ground for their un-loved films; genre movies with B-list actors that earn neither critical nor commercial success. Den of Thieves may appear to meet the criteria, but don’t let that deceive you. It’s a gritty character-driven thriller that doesn’t play to the stereotypical, and works hard in its 140-minute runtime to shake the ‘dump’ month stigma.

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'Molly’s Game' – Review

In 2013, former pro-skier turned “poker princess” Molly Bloom was arrested by the FBI for operating an illegal high-stakes poker game. Molly’s Game – the directorial debut from award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin with actor Jessica Chastain in the title role – is the true story of this woman’s upward trajectory within the world of underground poker and how it all came crashing down.

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'The Commuter' – Review

In The Commuter, a man’s family is held hostage and to ensure their safe return, he’s forced to follow the kidnappers every instruction – hardly a new concept by any stretch of the imagination.