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JFF – Ancien and the Magic Tablet

Director Kenji Kamiyama Staring Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Yôsuke Eguchi Rated Recommended for all ages Score 6/6 Kokone has university exams to prepare for, but instead she dozes off. Even when her father is unceremoniously arrested prior to the Tokyo Olympics and the family is hiding away a mystery or two she finds herself taking…

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JFF – Flower and Sword

Director Tetsuo Shinohara Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Kiichi Nakai, Mansai Nomura Rated Recommended for ages 15 and over (contains moderate themes and mild violence.) Score 6/6 In the late 16th century, after the death of Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi takes power. The age of war is about to end, but Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s rule makes life…

Flatliners (2017)

Director Niels Arden Oplev Starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev Rated M Score 1/6 Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. There is…

River street

Director Tony Mahood Starring Aden Young, Bill Hunter, Essie Davis Rated M Score 6/6 Ben, an arrogant, hustling property developer is wrongly arrested and things from bad to worse when he accidentally punches a policeman at the station. Sentenced to community service at a local day centre. For those of you who have read my…

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

Director Satoshi Kuwabara Starring Shunsuke Kazama, Kenjirô Tsuda, Gregory Abbey Rated PG Score 2/6 Yugi and Kaiba have a special duel that transcends dimensions. Now, maybe I’m just a little to overly cynical in my middle age but I’m fairly certain that there are one or two duels featured in this movie that could have…

King Kong (2005)

Director Peter Jackson Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody Rated M Score 5/6 A movie crew, traveling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs. Just for the record I have no concrete plans…

Dunkirk

Director Christopher Nolan Starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance Rated M Score 6/6 Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. A lot of people are saying that Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s best movie, considering that there…

Sweeney 2

Director Tom Clegg Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott Rated M Score 5/6 Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70’s police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent. Alright, this review might be…

Sweeney!

Director David Wickes Starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster Rated M Score 6/6 Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge and suspended from…

Miss Sloane

Director John Madden Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Rated M Score 6/6 In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price. For…