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Ghost gets a spirited welcome at Venue Cymru

I was very excited when heading through the pouring rain to see Ghost at Venue Cymru in Llandudno on the opening night. One of my favorite films of all time, starring the late great Patrick...

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) Review by Richard Chester

THE activities of a real-life AIDS-activist group in 1990s Paris are the focus point for 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), a work as honest as it is hard-hitting which won both the Grand Prix...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Venue Cymru review

There's nothing quite like a pantomime to get one into the Christmas spirit. On Saturday night, my partner, Jose, seven year old daughter Mia and I, braved the elements to go and see Snow White...
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WILD TALES Official HD Trailer Review

COMEDY can be a tricky genre for filmmakers to succeed at, and even more so for the inclusion of comedy as a sub-genre. With Wild Tales, however, Argentinian director Damian Szfiron manages to craft a...

Shaun the Sheep Movie Review

THERE is a theory that animated films are only really designed to entertain children. But once again, that theory has been dispelled with Shaun the Sheep Movie, which sees the lovable character from Wallace and...
Suite Francaise review

Suite Francaise review by Richard Chester

IRENE Nemirovsky was killed by the Nazis long before she could see her work published. Now 63 years after her death, her book Suite Francaise, published for the first time in 2004, has now been...

Queen and Country review by Richard Chester

BACK in 1987, John Boorman's Hope and Glory, a semi-autobiographical tale of London life during World War II was released, opening to substantial praise and eventually receiving five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Twenty eight years...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

MARTIN McDonagh may just be one of those directors who gradually improves with each film. Though his debut feature In Bruges was arguably a misfire, Seven Psychopaths was a compensation of sorts. Three Billboards Outside...

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya review by Richard Chester

STUDIO Ghibli have a reputation for displaying a consistency for making enchanting, funny and moving animated films and with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, their 19th official feature, their trend for consistency continues. Based...

Phantom Thread Review by Richard Chester

IN what is expected to be his swansong, Daniel Day-Lewis reunites with his There Will Be Blood collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread, a beautifully-made insight into the world of couture in 1950s...
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