Movie reviews of Hamish Calvert

These are all the movies and series that Hamish has reviewed. Read more at: HCMovieReviews.

Number of movie reviews: 952 / 952

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As a movie lost far out of its own time it will fail to connect with contemporary audiences and relies solely on the nostalgic throwbacks to its franchise roots. Review

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15 september

15 sep

Tenet feels like it so desperately wants to be and have the same success of Inception however it ends up being nothing more than a muddled imitation and no doubt a disappointing debut for many viewers post-lockdown cinema experiences. Review

4.0

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25 august

25 aug

Thanks to the charismatic performances of its leading stars, the playful presentation of many of the film’s secondary characters and its light hearted comedy Dating Amber becomes a charming and heartfelt gay story that it would be hard not to get on with. Review

6.0

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4 june

4 jun

This informative discussion is complimented by the coverage of the competitive spelling bees but a more consistent conversation might have combined the two elements with more cohesion. Review

6.0

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3 june

3 jun

Coming in at under ninety minutes too The Lovebirds is a swift and undemanding watch that doesn’t feel like it’s robin you of your time, offering audiences a lark and a laugh here and there. Review

6.0

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22 may

22 may

Becoming is a delightful look at Obama as she tells her own story without the insane media scrutiny that she has become so accustomed to. Review

6.0

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6 may

6 may

Meandering its way to its anti-climatic finale this thriller delivers nothing to earn the right to be categorised in this genre. Review

2.0

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30 april

30 apr

Pat and Terry are absolute sweethearts and it’s a pleasure to spend time with them through this documentary. Review

10

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29 april

29 apr

Despite the best efforts of the cast the unengaging and one dimensional narrative simply fail to get this film to the top floor. Take the stairs instead. Review

4.0

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27 april

27 apr

This excellent casting alongside the high octane, guns galore action ensure that Extraction is a highlight of recent streaming releases and worth the time of any cinematic action junkie. Review

6.0

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24 april

24 apr

Highlighting the importance of queer spaces through history, educating members of all communities about LGBT+ struggles over the years and through tenderly, yet directly addressing queer/church relations Circus of Books delivers a powerful and insightful look at the humanity behind this adult entertainment business. Review

10

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22 april

22 apr

Ultimately this is a solid entry into this genre but its not a streaming property you’ll remember for too long. Review

6.0

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17 april

17 apr

What Earth and Blood does do is by no means bad, there are numerous creative and exciting action sequences that use the main setting of the film creatively. However, its lack of more detailed storytelling makes this action thriller over simplified which in turn leads to a rather unmemorable finished product. Review

4.0

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17 april

17 apr

The film plays out in a tired and uninteresting fashion, one that will struggle to hold viewers attention. It’s a real a shame as this rom-com sets up and builds on its narrative and character foundations strongly but this decision knocks this cinematic construction right back down to the ground. Review

4.0

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10 april

10 apr

So other than the amusing titular pun, Coffee and Kareem, is as unmemorable as they come. Whilst the cast give it their all their collective performance is simply not enough to make this Netflix film worth streaming. Review

4.0

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3 april

3 apr

Ultimately the documentary is at its best when it puts the spotlight on the incredibly talented individuals, whose passion for their work exudes out from them with ease and it’s in these moments that One Day at Disney has the greatest power to inspire. Review

6.0

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28 march

28 mar

The restrained style of storytelling with leave some viewers feeling that the film is lacking but those willing to stick with this twisted tale will be satisfied with how The Occupant develops. It could be argued that this thriller lacks a little flare but it does enough to deliver an involved and entertaining home viewing experience. Review

6.0

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27 march

27 mar

Whilst a moral conundrum leading to a dangerous dispute isn’t a particularly original concept, when its delivered as strongly as it is here this doesn’t matter. Its unique angle thanks to the specific nature of its characters and the fantastic setting help to create an enthralling action thriller with ethical undertones that will effortlessly entertain its audience. Review

6.0

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27 march

27 mar

To some The Platform will be viewed as a simple ninety minute horror flick whilst others will tap into the social commentary and range of characters more so. The beauty of this film is that it works for either type of audience but will be enjoyed most whilst viewing it from both perspectives. Review

6.0

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23 march

23 mar

Merab’s story is told with such care and attention to detail that it’s impossible not to relate to at least some aspect of it. Review

8.0

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18 march

18 mar

Whilst running the risk of completely losing its audiences on multiple occasions The Hunt ultimately ends up being a wild ride of woke culture gone mad, it’s shocking and stupid but wildly entertaining. Review

6.0

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11 march

11 mar

The Invisible Man should delight horror fans, both casual and classic alike. It’s an impressive amalgamation of the best of Whannell’s work yet with a fresh feeling amongst a crowded genre. Review

8.0

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25 february

25 feb

Its entitled main character creates an uphill battle for itself and the attempts at comedy aren’t effective enough to win audiences over. Review

4.0

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11 february

11 feb

Yan’s direction, Hodson’s writing and the entertaining performances of the cast ensure that DC’s more positive run of films since Justice League continues and with a new addition to join the highlights of their Extended Universe to date. Review

8.0

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5 february

5 feb

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