Hailee Steinfeld

Film Review: Bumblebee (USA, 2018) is a joyous and heartfelt sci-fi wonder that succeeds on its own bee’s knees

December 20, 2018

The Transformers film franchise has been in devastating lows these past years. Although one can expect that from a franchise that is based on a line of toys, any film based on a toy can be a good film like the LEGO films. Aside from the 1986 cult-classic animated film (which featured Orson Welles as […]

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Film Review: Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse (USA, 2018) is a dazzling near perfect comic book movie

December 9, 2018

Of late comics fans have been spoilt for choice when it comes to seeing their favourite superhero being depicted on the big screen. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe have been battling it out for the eyes and dollars of fans. So when word spread that another Spiderman movie would be on its […]

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Film Review: Pitch Perfect 3 (USA, 2017) is a little off key but still delivers the laughs

December 27, 2017

Welcome back Pitches! So the third and final installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise is about to land with all the Barden Bellas crew returning for one more hurrah. When the first film hit cinemas in 2012 it tapped into a hot new trend of reality tv-shows and Youtube performers and Glee-style musical numbers of […]

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Film Review: The Edge of Seventeen (M15+) (USA, 2016) is touching and hilarious; a must-see

January 4, 2017

Teenage films have always been a cinematic staple for me. Whether they are quality films (like Heathers, Stand By Me), plain fun (Mean Girls, Easy A, Say Anything) or just plain silliness (Porky’s, American Pie), I’ve always found enjoyment in both entertainment value and nostalgia. But the past few years, the portrayal of teenagers in film […]

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Growing up is hard for Hailee Steinfeld in the red band trailer for The Edge of Seventeen

July 15, 2016

The red band trailer for the upcoming coming-of-age flick The Edge of Seventeen debuted today, and shows star Hailee Steinfeld dealing with all the struggles of a young woman in the modern world. The trailer shows a film which balances drama and comedy well – not hesitating to find humour around topics one might call […]

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Film Review: When Marnie Was There (PG) (Japan, 2015)

May 11, 2015

In the bustling city of Sapporo, Anna (Sara Takatsuki) sits alone and silently sketches the other, happy girls. Presumably they don’t have asthma, their parents are alive and, unlike her foster parents, they don’t keep them just for the tax benefit. After she has an attack that asthma cannot fully explain, her foster mother, Yoriko […]

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