Ewan Gleadow

Review: Downton Abbey

Review: Downton Abbey

I know as much about Downton Abbey as I do about astrophysics, the works of Salvador Dali or cookery. Nothing at all. My knowledge in every one of those fields is lacking, but I could probably crack a few facts out about each, except for Downton Abbey. Who better to review the latest instalment into the […]

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Review: Hot Air

Review: Hot Air

How many favours does Steve Coogan owe in the world of Hollywood? I ask this coming off the back of sitting through Hot Air, his latest feature film. To give him the benefit of the doubt, I do hope that this is a project he was forced into, rather than something he picked out for himself. […]

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Review: All That Jazz 40th Anniversary

Review: All That Jazz 40th Anniversary

All That Jazz comes from director Bob Fosse, a man that isn’t talked about enough given how many considerable masterpieces he gave us. The Dustin Hoffman starring Lenny looks like a resounding triumph, so to work my way into that one it only makes sense to start with his most popular and well recognised piece, […]

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Review: The Day Shall Come

Review: The Day Shall Come

It’s nice to see the big return of director Christopher Morris finally come to fruition. A project long stuck in development, rumours spreading at a rapid pace, it was looking like I’d have to wait a lot longer to see his latest project, The Day Shall Come. Following on from the great Four Lions, Morris’ new film The […]

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Review: The Art of Self-Defense

Review: The Art of Self-Defense

What a depressing year for film. If anyone can bring us around and out of this lull in quality then it’s most certainly going to be the efforts of one Jesse Eisenberg. His latest starring role in The Art of Self-Defense sees him tackle conventional culture stereotypes, learning karate and gaining confidence within himself and his abilities, […]

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Review: Don’t Drink the Water 25th Anniversary

Review: Don’t Drink the Water 25th Anniversary

Nearing the end of my trip through Woody Allen’s filmography, it gets harder and harder to seek out his more elusive productions. Don’t Drink the Water is one of the few films of his that simply has no reputation, entirely forgotten by fans and cynics alike. What surprises me most then is that it’s a thoroughly enjoyable […]

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Review: The Front Page 45th Anniversary

Review: The Front Page 45th Anniversary

The pairing of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau has always led to surefire success. With their tremendous work in The Odd Couple hooking me into their branch of back and forth comedic outputs, it was no surprise that I’d be wanting to check out the rest of their collaborations together. The Front Page, then, is a forgotten gem from the […]

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Review: Mister America

Review: Mister America

The cult status of comedian Tim Heidecker has snowballed from a small-scale show on Adult Swim into a full-fledged movie, where a caricature of Heidecker runs for district attorney. In preparation for this, I dabbled in some episodes of his web series On Cinema at the Cinema and sat through the very funny, albeit lengthy The Trial, a […]

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Review: El Camino

Review: El Camino

I would argue that Breaking Bad is some of the greatest television we shall ever see past, present or future. Many would agree with me and argue that the television show, for the most part, is an ingenious display of Vince Gilligan’s adversity in the face of pressure to bring a new show that not many people […]

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Review: Late Night

Review: Late Night

It fascinates me that Paul Feig was attached to direct this but dropped out due to his scheduling conflicts with another film that also starred Emma Thompson and looks incredibly mediocre. Too many middling to bad projects, and simply not enough time for Feig. I doubt Late Night would’ve differed greatly with a different director, with a […]

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