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Review – Sunshine on Leith

Get your tea and biscuits ready and prepare for the pleasantries of Sunshine on Leith, a jukebox urban musical based on the music of The Proclaimers. Yes, those Scottish guys that sing that ‘500 Miles’ song you last belted out at karaoke.

Review – My Sweet Pepper Land

If you’re at drinks and someone says they saw a really good foreign film that’s a Kurdish western, but they can’t remember the name, there’s a good chance it’s My Sweet Pepper Land.

Review – The Fault In Our Stars

If a film can make you cry, does that immediately make it good? Wrestling with this quandary is what makes The Fault In Our Stars a puzzler.

Review – Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow is working from the playbook of a really good episode of The Twilight Zone that has received a Red Bull transfusion.

Television recap: Halt and Catch Fire

The new television series Halt and Catch Fire is right up my command prompt.

Review – A Million Ways to Die in the West

During the opening credits of A Million Ways to the Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane’s name appears in gigantic letters four times. Take heed of this as a warning, this film is a vanity project, but a funny bit of indulgence.

Review – X-Men: Days of Futures Past

Days of Futures Past is a jumble of mutant melodrama that’s pleasing but never wholly poignant.

Review – Godzilla

Godzilla is a barnstormer when it’s in full monster movie mode and a sleeper when cut down to human size.

You need to start watching Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey

Because of science

Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Two seems to be the magic number for Spider-Man films. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 is a sequel that outdoes the first film, and director Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is such a massive improvement over its predecessor that it may cause whiplash.

Review – Divergent

The graveyard of films based on ‘young adult’ (YA) book properties is getting close to hanging up a ‘no vacancy’ sign with the arrival of Divergent.

Review – Noah

Pet owners are always trying to sneak their animal’s medication by hiding it in their meals. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky uses the same strategy with Noah by smuggling potent existential ideas into a film with a blockbuster mentality.

Review – The Lego Movie

Forget about the Bible, the real story of creation is contained within The Lego Movie.

Review – Captain America: Winter Soldier

If a Tom Clancy novel had an affair with a comic book the lovechild would be Captain America: Winter Soldier. The final product is a tug-of-war between grit and goof.

Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Anointing a favourite Wes Anderson joint just became harder with the arrival of The Grand Budapest Hotel.