Hail, Caesar! (2016)


Hail, Caesar! takes you back to the golden era of Hollywood and much like that time, revels in the ridiculous. The Cohen’s latest film has been sold as a screwball comedy, but in reality, it is an almost historical pastiche of an era where everything had to bigger and louder than what had come before. When the movie industry tackled Jesus and tap-dancing sailors rather than superheroes and Liam Neeson punching foreign people.

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A Bigger Splash (2016)


A Bigger Splash is a film stuffed with narcissistic people that are really hard to like.  While that doesn’t have to be a problem, it often can be, and it takes a talented director to turn a film about twats into something worth watching.  Italian director Luca Guadagnino may just be that man and he is certainly helped by one hell of a cast.

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Being funny is hard.  Being funny for two hours, is very hard.  That’s the challenge laid at the feet of Trainwreck from the start and, like most Judd Apatow films, it is probably around half an hour too long.  However, it does manage to be funny.  A lot of which is due to a star making performance from Amy Schumer, who is also the first person to write a film that Apatow directed who is not called Judd Apatow.

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