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Film Review: Rabbit Hole

Film Review: Rabbit Hole

When compared to his first two films, ‘Rabbit Hole’ appears to be an unlikely choice for the director, John Cameron Mitchell. Both his previous efforts, ‘Shortbus’ and ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ were outrageous and off the wall, not the sort of thing that you would take your mother to  see unless she happens to […]

Film Review: Conviction

Film Review: Conviction

How is this for an unlikely story? A working class Massachusetts woman, married with two kids, sees her brother sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder she is sure he did not commit. Despite having once dropped out of college, our heroine virtually abandons her domestic set-up, goes back to school and gains a law […]

Film Review: Mr Nice

Film Review: Mr Nice

Mr Nice is an entertaining, and, at times, highly amusing biopic charting the rise, fall and subsequent rise of infamous drug smuggler Howard Marks. Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (who met the central character at a music gig 15 years ago) gives perhaps his finest performance to date as Marks in director Bernard Rose’s (Candyman, Anna […]