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  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★½

    Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is a twelve year old schoolboy. Slight of build, withdrawn and artistic he's a target for bullies and lives alone with his mother, who is fighting a serious illness. As his mothers health deteriorates bringing him into conflict with his grandmother and estranged father a monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) comes to him and tells him stories that will affect his life...

    Based on a story by Siobhan Dowd and Patrick Ness (the latter also providing the…

  • My Dog Tulip

    My Dog Tulip

    ★★★½

    A confirmed bachelor takes in a German Shepard dog named Tulip and finds himself the object of unconditional love for the first time in his life. As the two bond the man (Christopher Plummer) chronicles the minutiae of life with his friend over the course of their years together.

    This warmhearted character study based on the autobiographical account by J.R.Ackerley is lovingly hand drawn finds its humour in the trivialities of dog ownership. The film is unafraid to spend a…

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave in the deep south of the 1850's. When he runs into a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who needs his help he joins forces with him and then seizes the opportunity to find and rescue his wife. His search for her takes him to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) a deviant plantation owner and Steven (Samuel L Jackson) his even more twisted servant.

    This is a western served up in comic book style. And I don't…

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★½

    Following on the Universe-in-Jeopardy trauma of 'Avengers: Infinity War' Marvel wisely goes small (in every way) by focusing the story on the domestic challenges of our hero Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) now nearing the end of 2 years of house arrest for his part in a certain German airport punch up.

    Meanwhile Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lily) - on the run from authorities due to Scott's German misadventure - are attempting to recover Janet Pym…