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Barton’s Movie Reviews – FOCUS

On the surface, Focus looks the part as a flashy crime drama with Will Smith and Margot Robbie as the two leads however, scratch beneath the surface a little and it turns out there isn’t really a lot to the film as a whole. This is another classic case of style over substance in Hollywood. Focus stars Will […]

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BARTON PREDICTS | THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS

BARTON PREDICTS | THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The awards season has been in full swing and it all culminates this Sunday evening with the 87th Academy Awards.  It’s the biggest night in Hollywood and after yet another stellar year in film, the categories are full of deserved nominees and potential winners, even if the […]

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Barton’s Movie Reviews – SELMA

Barton’s Movie Reviews – SELMA

Selma chronicles the campaign to secure equal voting rights led by Martin Luther King that culminated in a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. The events that occurred may have been well documented and known by many but that does not stop Selma from being one of the most powerful films in recent years. I saw […]

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Barton’s Movie Reviews – BIG HERO 6

Barton’s Movie Reviews – BIG HERO 6

Disney are back and this time with Big Hero 6. Prepare to get excited because it’s pretty damn awesome! Based on a Marvel comic-book, Big Hero 6 is beautifully animated and fantastically exciting, serving up more than enough entertainment for both kids and adults. When Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) forms a bond with Baymax (Scott Adsit), an inflatable medical robot, […]

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Barton’s Movie Reviews – KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Barton’s Movie Reviews – KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

It is fair to say that January has been a fantastic month at the cinema. There’s been plenty of great movies to feast on however, the one thing they’ve all had in common is that they fit into the ‘awards bait’ category so often associated with this time of year. Not that I have an issue […]

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Barton’s Movie Reviews – A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Barton’s Movie Reviews – A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

A Most Violent Year is a stylish crime drama written and directed by J.C. Chandor that stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as the husband and wife duo who must look to protect both their business and family. The year is 1981 and statistically it is one of the most dangerous years in the history of […]

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Barton’s Movie Reviews – THE GAMBLER

Barton’s Movie Reviews – THE GAMBLER

The Gambler is a drama that stars Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett, a literature professor who, due to his views of having it all or having nothing, has a severe gambling addiction. As a result of his addiction, Bennett ends up owing money to Lee (Alvin Ing), the head of an underground gambling ring, a couple of loan […]

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