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Film reviews that don't follow precedent

The Mummy is a mummified, boring mess of a film

By: Muneeb Arshid

“I don’t know what I’m doing” – A line uttered by Tom Cruise in this film. Yes, that same Tom Cruise who is the star of The Mummy. It was at this point where I sat there and acknowledged that even Tom Cruise was having trouble understanding why he was in this film in the first place. That is exactly how bad this film is, with very few redeeming features.

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I, Daniel Blake is a humanizing film in a world of excessive bureaucracy. 

By: Muneeb Arshid

The great Ken Loach has always made films that are inherently political in nature and tend to sway audiences to either agree or disagree vehemently with his views. However, his latest endeavour ensures that many more people will be on the “agree with spectrum” finding this story more relevant to a larger audience. This is, of course, Loach’s Palme d’Or winning film I, Daniel Blake

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Following is a strong beginning to the directorial career of Christopher Nolan

By: Muneeb Arshid

The man who has defined modern-day mainstream cinema is once again releasing what looks to be another epic this summer in Dunkirk. However, prior to the release of that film, we here at The Film Lawyers thought that it made sense to cover each and every one of the great Christopher Nolan‘s films. Continue reading “Following is a strong beginning to the directorial career of Christopher Nolan”

The Guardians are back, and again, up to their shenanigans in Vol. 2

By: Muneeb Arshid

I… Am… Groot! Baby Groot is back and is probably one of the best things about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2… obviously! Continue reading “The Guardians are back, and again, up to their shenanigans in Vol. 2”

Guardians of the Galaxy is the most entertaining Marvel film to date

By: Samar Khan

The Guardians of the Galaxy is the second best film in the MCU after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and there is no debate, ya hear me?

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Your Name is a mystical animation that transcends time and space.

By: Muneeb Arshid

If 2016 was known as the year of the artsy dramas at the Oscars, it would also be known as the year of the animation. With films like Zootopia, Finding Dory, and Kubo and the Two Strings getting the major considerations last year. One film that was released last year but is only making its way here in North America now is Your Name (Kimi no na wa).

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The Lost City of Z: An Amazonian masterpiece

By: Samar Khan

I never was particularly enamoured with Charlie Hunnam or Robert Pattinson but after watching the tale that was The Lost City of Z, consider me their biggest fan.  Continue reading “The Lost City of Z: An Amazonian masterpiece”

Fast 8: Lacking the substance but furiously stylish

By: Muneeb Arshid

You would think that the eighth film in a series would be getting close to a gratuitous cash grab from a movie studio. Well, that’s essentially it in the case of the Fast and the Furious series. Gratuitous, bloated,  and “explosion-y” is what’s left of the series. Continue reading “Fast 8: Lacking the substance but furiously stylish”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser 

We’re slowly making our way back to weekly reviews. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the phenomena waiting to happen in December. This is the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Look out for our review of The Fate of the Furious over the weekend and we will slowly start reviewing back at our normal pace.

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