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Larry’s Perspective: Star Wars is not the only six-part franchise to get a reboot from an outsider. Step forward Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler who re-teamed with star Michael B. Jordan for Creed, a spin-off from...


[Review] – ‘Daddy’s Home’

December 17, 2015

Review: When they teamed up for 2010’s The Other Guys, Will Ferrell got top billing above Mark Wahlberg. It made sense: Ferrell was the comedian, Wahlberg the straight man. If it was an action film, Wahlberg would naturally be ...


[Review] – ‘Carol’

December 10, 2015

Review: Carol for Best Picture? It certainly deserves to be shortlisted for the top honour at next year’s Academy Awards. It has received so many four and five star reviews that the only way one can say something new about it i...


[Review] – ‘Bridge Of Spies’

November 27, 2015

Review: When I was growing up, Steven Spielberg was king of the blockbusters – Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark – does this guy ever miss? OK, I left out 1941 – I like 1941, especially the dance...


Review: I never understood the expression ‘misery loves company’ – is misery a stockbroker? Nevertheless this popular expression is played out in writer-director Graham Higgins’ low-budget British film, Mile End, which ma...


Review: I wonder how many movies would be improved if writers followed up on accidental typographical errors. Quite by chance, I found myself typing ‘Scouse Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ and imagined a group of feckless Liver...