Review: Paddington 2 (2017)

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It’s been three years since this Peruvian bear’s first big screen adventure chalked up a storm at the box office. In a sequel that more than matches up to its predecessor, Paddington (Ben Whishaw) has his eye on a pop-up book as a present for Aunt Lucy’s birthday. But when it’s stolen by a mysterious figure, Paddington – along with the Brown family and some new friends – must catch the thief before it’s too late. Continue reading “Review: Paddington 2 (2017)”

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Review: Paddington (2014)

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Ushered lovingly to the screen by Harry Potter producer David Heyman and director Paul King, Paddington – adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved children’s books – is the epitome of a spirited family treat – a film packed with humour, heart and exuberant adventure by the bucket load. After an earthquake destroys his home in Peru, a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) winds up in London, where he finds temporary residence with the Brown family. As the bear – christened Paddington after the train station in which he’s found – attempts to assimilate to his new surroundings, he attracts the unwanted attention of an evil taxidermist (Nicole Kidman). Continue reading “Review: Paddington (2014)”

Review: Lilting (2014)

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Writer and director Hong Khaou makes a lasting impression with his feature debut Lilting, a profound and intimately executed low-budget drama. Mourning the death of his boyfriend (Andrew Leung), Richard (Ben Whishaw) makes attempts to connect with his partner’s mother (Pei-pei Cheng), a Chinese-Cambodian woman who’s completely oblivious to her son’s true sexuality. Continue reading “Review: Lilting (2014)”

Review: Skyfall (2012)

When a hard drive containing top-secret data is lost in the field, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is sent to recover it. However, when the mission ends badly and the information finds itself in the hands of an intimidating threat with immense skill, M (Judi Dench) must come to terms with her troubled past, reacquaint herself with an old friend and do everything in her power to ensure MI6 – and every single one of its undercover operatives – withholds its position as a Continue reading “Review: Skyfall (2012)”