Murder on the Orient Express (12A) | Home Ents Review

Apart from his awful, huge moustache, Kenneth Branagh, in his own adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, is an absolute delight. Branagh directs a stellar cast in this new version of the 1934 novel.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Although Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge has not received particularly thunderous applause, it is most enjoyable and provides a lot of laughs even if some are not in places where they are intended.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Looking beautiful with inventive cinematography under Stuart Dryburgh, the film follows on from Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland and is always lovely to watch. It is frequently exciting as director James Bobin shows a grown-up Alice having a new adventure.

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Black Mass (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The movies have a habit of making the criminal underworld seem appealing, with its charismatic inhabitants idolised as men born into a life of racketeering and shallow graves, so casting Johnny Depp as one of America’s most infamously violent gangsters might seem a bit of a gamble. An actor who’s had a string of high-profile flops playing larger-than-life characters covered in prosthetic make-up, being asked to play, well, essentially the same thing.

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