Archives: John Roy

  • Christian Bale as Batman

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    The Dark Knight Sinks

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    Spoilers, obviously. —— It’s approaching two years since The Dark Knight Rises dashed our hopes…
  • 12 Years a Slave

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    Review: 12 Years a Slave

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    12 Years a Slave is a beautiful, haunting fable against the depths of human cruelty,…
  • Chloe Moretz as Carrie

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    Review: Carrie

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    Part affecting teen angst drama, part fantastical revenge horror, Carrie mixes the genres with aplomb…
  • Sandra Bullock in Gravity

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    Review: Gravity

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    Spectacular visuals and sound design make Gravity an initially compelling experience, but its ultimately contrived…
  • James McAvoy in Filth

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    Review: Filth

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    Filth is hilarious, mischievous, repugnant, and poignant. This is discounting the mesmerising ‘born-to-play the role’…
  • Hugh Jackman in Prisoners

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    Review: Prisoners

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    Avoiding spoilers completely, but dealing with the elephant in the room; no one should miss…
  • Karl Urban in Dredd

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    Review: Dredd

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    Judge Dredd is a figure of the British comic book industry – and British popular…
  • James Bond in Skyfall with the Aston Martin DB5

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    Film review: Skyfall

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    Sam Mendes has produced the most polished, technically brilliant, deeply relevant and character-drenched Bond outing…
  • Daniel Craig as James Bond

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    Bond and the British Obsession

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    James Bond, 007. OHMSS now for 50 years and counting, and as desired, adored, relevant…