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Film reviews that don't follow precedent

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December 2016

DANGAL gives us a beautiful medley of wrestling, female empowerment and Aamir Khan

By: Samar Khan

I’m sorry, Salman Khan, but Aamir Khan‘s wrestling-based film is clearly the best of the year. In fact, it seems Salman Khan agrees with me, as his Facebook page illustrates: Continue reading “DANGAL gives us a beautiful medley of wrestling, female empowerment and Aamir Khan”

Rogue One is a great war film, but lacks some of the charm of a Star Wars film

By: Muneeb Arshid

So then, shall we go back to that galaxy far, far away? To a time when Darth Vader was still alive and the Death star was in its infant years. Continue reading “Rogue One is a great war film, but lacks some of the charm of a Star Wars film”

Dunkirk Trailer #1

The full-length first trailer for auteur Christopher Nolan’s next feature has been released. Dunkirk is the story about Allied soldiers in WWII who have to evacuate after being surrounded by the German Army. We can expect another masterpiece if this trailer is any indication.

Dunkirk releases July 21st, 2017.

 

Moonlight is one of the most alluring and strongly scripted films of the year.

By: Muneeb Arshid

There’s a new film vying for the top award in February and it might be one that not many end up seeing. Continue reading “Moonlight is one of the most alluring and strongly scripted films of the year.”

War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer #1

Caesar is back!

We’ve had “The Rise”, we’ve had “The Dawn” and now we have “The War”. Have the humans not learned their lesson yet? This has now devolved into war between the apes and humans which the latter think they can win! Yeah, right.

War for the Planet of the Apes releases July 14th, 2017.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer #1

Your friendly, neighbourhood, superhero is back! Tom Holland reprises his role from Captain America: Civil War as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Here’s the new trailer for the combined Sony/Marvel venture.

Spider-Man: Homecoming releases July 7th, 2017.

Whiplash from a teacher’s point of view

By: Muneeb Arshid

There are countless films out there that have focused on teachers and students such as Dead Poets Society or on student life itself such as in Mean Girls or the more recent The Edge of Seventeen. Continue reading “Whiplash from a teacher’s point of view”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

“I am Groot!” The nonsensical heroes of the galaxy are back. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot are back for their second run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released May 5th, 2017.

 

Allied: A modern-day version of Casablanca that just doesn’t measure up

By: Samar Khan

Allied is a good movie but it ain’t no Casablanca. Continue reading “Allied: A modern-day version of Casablanca that just doesn’t measure up”

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