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  • For Love or Money

    For Love or Money

    ★★½

    An unconventional love story with great performances and chemistry from Samantha Banks and Robert Kazinsky, but the story wasn’t very compelling. Mark Murphy’s directorial and writing depicts a romance taking an unexpected turn when a man discovers that his bride-to-be is plotting against him.
    There were definitely some funny moments, but some were a bit too on the nose. Banks and Kazinsky played their parts perfectly, but it was difficult to sympathise or empathise with either character - which I…

  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★★★★

    Renée Zellweger gives one of the best performances of 2019 with the biopic of actress and singer Judy Garland as she arrives in London for a five-week run of sell-out concerts while struggling to come to terms with depression, alcoholism and substance abuse.
    Director Rupert Goold and screenwriter Tom Edge tackle this adaptation of the Olivier- and Tony-nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter with sensitive, care and respect of the late Garland. While…

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  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    ★★★★★

    Based on a groundbreaking novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, THUG had a lot to live up to, but director George Tillman Jr. and screenwriter Audrey Wells both rise to the challenge of bringing this book to the screen.

    Visually the film is stunning and the colour contrast of the warmer look of Garden Heights and the colder tones of Williamson brought Starr's inner conflict of living in two different environments to light in a subtle way with…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have spellbinding chemistry in this interesting take on the rise and fall of two musicians - the screenplay and song lyrics both have brilliant writing, with stunning cinematography and an outstanding leading performance by Lady Gaga.

    This was definitely worthy of an Oscar Win - a must watch.