The Greatest Showman (2017). Film review of the circus musical starring Hugh Jackman

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Film review by Jason Day of The Greatest Showman, the musical about circus impresario P.T. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman. Co-starring Michelle Williams and Zac Efron.

Musical

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2016). Film review of the action-packed fantasy about a ‘very reality’ game.

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Film review by Jason Day of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the comedy action adventure about people who are sucked into a computer game. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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The Ten Commandments (1956). Film review of the religious epic about the life of Moses.

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Film review by Jason Day of The Ten Commandments, the religious epic about the life of Moses, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner.

Historical/Period/Epic

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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The Disaster Artist (2017). We loved this account of the making of The Room. Read the review for why.

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Film review by Claire Durrant of The Disaster Artist, the comic biography directed by and starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the cinematic ‘genius’ behind notoriously bad movie The Room.

Comedy

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Stronger (2017). Film review of the Boston Marathon bomb drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Film review, by Jason Day, of the movie Stronger about a man who loses his legs after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, facing a difficulty and emotional journey to recuperation. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Drama

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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Network (1976). Hysteria is the watchword in this compelling, searing satire on TV

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Film review by Jason Day of Network, the seventies satire about the machinations of a failing TV network to capitalise on the on air breakdown of their esteemed news anchor, played by Peter Finch. Co-starring William Holden and Faye Dunaway. 

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Battle of the Sexes (2017). New balls please for this tennis gender war drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Battle of the Sexes, an account of the real-life battle between tennis champs Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. 

Sport

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

 

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