Sian

Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational

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Darkest Hour

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime…

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Darkest Hour

DARKEST HOUR: A movie that is essentially about a speech. Britain has done it before – to great success – with THE KING’S SPEECH (2010). Have they done it again? Unlike THE KING’S SPEECH, which featured the all-too-easy-to-feel-sorry-for King George VI, our hero in DARKEST HOUR is the less likeable Winston Churchill. Set during the early days of World War II, Britain faces ...

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The Meyerowitz Stories

From writer/director Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the emotional, and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings…

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The Meyerowitz Stories

Netflix continues to up its film distribution sector, with another original release to add to the growing pile. This time it’s American comedy-drama THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED). Receiving a reported four-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival, and with such a stellar cast, it’s surprising to see this flick picked up by Netflix as opposed to a cinema distributor. With a...

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home of Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors using their skill…

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

It’s adaptable in more ways then one: LEGO is like the McDonalds of the toy industry – it knows how to stay in business. Over 80+ years LEGO has evolved from wooden toys, to plastic bricks, theme parks and TV shows. They’re on a roll it seems, churning out two movies in six months. This latest flick is based on (but diverges from) the TV series LEGO NINJAGO. It follows 16-year-old Lloyd who ...

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Ali’s Wedding Review

Fade in. A man dressed in a crisp tuxedo is engaged in a ‘high speed pursuit’ with police. His getaway vehicle? A tractor. The man desperately shouts his apologies to the bemused officers, but persists with his attempted getaway. A title card flashes on the screen: “A true story, unfortunately”.  I was hooked. Hailed as “the first Muslim rom-com”, ALI’S WE...

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Ali’s Wedding

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must…

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Death Note

A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any…

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Death Note

Japanese manga-turned-American-horror courtesy of Netflix movies? Sure, I’m game! Based on the Japanese manga series by Tsugumi Ohba, DEATH NOTE follows an intelligent student called Light Turner (Nat Wolff) who stumbles across a supernatural notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes inside. Cue a well-intentioned God complex, as Light uses the notebook to cleanse the wor...

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The Trip to Spain Review

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; the Kings of deadpan dinners and impressive impersonations are off on another cheeky tax deductible holiday. After jaunts through Northern England (THE TRIP, 2010) and Italy (THE TRIP TO ITALY, 2014), Coogan and Brydon are back on the road, embarking on a third culinary crawl – this time across Spain. With the pair hitting middle age, there’s wonderful opportunit...

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The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip along the coast of Spain.

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