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Whiplash

When an aspiring drummer, Andrew (Teller), registers at a world-renowned New York music school, he fast realises that his drum kit isn’t the only thing that requires a thick skin. Nothing sounds more like vanilla than a film about drumming. Drums are the Steady Eddie of… Read More ›

The LEGO Movie

Imagine drinking eight cans of cola, snorting a line of cocaine and standing on the roof of a skyscraper during a hurricane whilst listening to heavy dance music. That is what it feels like when watching a movie by Phil… Read More ›

Transformers: Age of Extinction

In a strange mixture of zero planning and coincidence, I found myself at Vue Angel Islington this weekend watching Michael Bay’s latest Transformers film, and this is what I thought. When a philanthropic businessman (Stanley Tucci) unlocks the Transformers’ genome, a program that… Read More ›

The Sacrament

When a Vice documentary crew discover that one of their own’s sister has fled the US, they embark on a journey to a remote jungle in an undisclosed location to find her. Once they are on the ground in “Eden… Read More ›

All Is Lost

PSA: At Frame Rates, we don’t like to reveal spoilers in our reviews. However, in the case of All Is Lost, it is impossible to discuss the movie without giving away the premise. Therefore, the following review will talk about… Read More ›

The Square

You know that feeling you get when you watch a movie for the first time and the phone gets put down, you get tunnel-vision and it feels like you’re floating? The Square did that to me. Documenting two years in Cairo,… Read More ›

Robocop (1987)

With the impending release of the Robocop reboot, I thought I would pop my nostalgia boner and revisit the 1987, Paul Verhoeven original. Oh, and spoilers for a 26 year old movie. Though you really should have seen this… In a… Read More ›

The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (Source: IMDb) Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, has… Read More ›

12 Years A Slave

One of the front-runners of this year’s Oscars is 12 Years A Slave, Steven McQueen’s latest attempt at the marriage of art and narrative film. The movie is based on the true story of Solomon Northup: an artisanal son of a… Read More ›

Bachelorette

Last year’s female ensemble comedy, Bachelorette, is basically The Hangover, but instead of the groomsmen losing the groom, the bridal party have a misdemeanor with the bride’s dress and things get craaazy. You may think my tone here is one of… Read More ›

140 words: Hausu

After Oshare discovers an unwelcome guest on her summer trip, her and her friends change their plans and visit her aunt instead. As the group settle into the house, they soon find their lives in grave danger. I missed the… Read More ›

The Conjuring

Insidious, I think it’s fair to say, was a movie that chilled a fair number of people out there. Unfortunately, it was on my ‘Meh’ list of last year. It held me for an hour, and, although it didn’t completely… Read More ›

140 words: Side Effects

A young, depressed woman has her life collapse around her when the drugs she was prescribed by her psychiatrist have some extremely unwanted side effects. Soderbergh’s self-proclaimed ‘last movie’, Side Effects owes a large debt to the classic thrillers of the… Read More ›

Battleship

Battleship you’ve put me in a bit of a predicament. The noise surrounding this 2012 release, directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson, was such that I went into this film already armed with some… Read More ›

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