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Movie review / ‘Destroyer’ (MA)

“Destroyer” may not be the greatest thriller that ever came out of Hollywood, but inputs made to it by two women make it high-grade cinema for the right reasons, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Burning’ (M)

"I liked this film a lot, more than I expected." He doesn't write that very often, so four stars and a thumbs up from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has got to be worth a look...

Movie review / ‘Peterloo’ (M)

"Peterloo" is not It’s not populist cinema. It’s cinema craft of a high order, especially in its staging of a day the legacy of which most of the world’s countries now enjoy, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Chaperone’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has some fond words for "The Chaperone".

Review / ‘Everybody Knows’ (M)

'Everybody Knows' is a dramatic potpourri of tension, worry, anger, frustration and grief in 133 minutes of stylish energy and complexity that will satisfy the most demanding viewer expectations, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD

Review / ‘The House That Jack Built’ (R)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the horror movie "The House that Jack Built".

Movie review / ‘Long Shot’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys "Long Shot" for its pure escapism, its cynicism about the US political system and its delectable star.

Movie review / ‘Sometimes Always Never’ (PG)

This British comedy/drama comes wearing a likeable outfit of drama, humour, bathos and pathos, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD

Movie review / ‘Galveston’ (MA)

"Galveston" fits into a small but well-shaped collection of genres – drama, thriller, crime, road movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Pimped’ (MA)

"Pimped" is an Australian film is about nasty people doing nasty things to each other. But that doesn’t make a nasty film, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Aftermath’ (M)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoy the potent mixture that is the war drama 'The Aftermath'.

Movie review / ‘Fighting With My Family’ (M)

"Fighting With My Family" is unexpectedly good fun, interspersed with moments depicting what must have been excruciatingly painful to the players, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘All Is True’ (M)

How did Will Shakespeare spend his last years after retiring in 1613 until dying reputedly on his 52nd birthday in 1616? Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD sees a film that gives some insight.

Movie review / ‘Five Feet Apart’ (M)

This is a romantic drama with both participants afflicted with cystic fibrosis, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Hummingbird Project’ (M)

“The Hummingbird Project” falls into the category of sci-fi adventure. That may surprise moviegoers who expect films thus categorised to tell stories about creatures from other planets invading earth, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Top End Wedding’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD endures the noisy comedy of errors that is "Top End Wedding".

Movie review / ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir". He's given it three stars.

Movie review / ‘Breaking Habits’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new film 'Breaking Habits'.

Movie review / ‘Swimming With Men’ (M)

"Swimming With Men" is a story for a bunch of reliable British actors to deliver in a 97-minute somewhat soggy around the edges yet pleasant lightweight movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Trouble With You’ (M)

"The Trouble With You" (M) *** THIS dramatically variable movie – comical one moment, complicated next, confused in between – won the SACD (Society of...




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