Scott J. Davis's Picks

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of…

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or Tracy Flick’s ambitions of being class President. So it’s something of a crushing disappointment to…
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  • Harrison Ford says he is definitely done with Star Wars and would "rather not" return

    Ford says that while he still loves his time with the series, it was time to move on.

    Ford says that while he still loves his time with the series, it was time to move on.
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  • The Commuter - Trailer

    A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

    A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
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  • Brawl In Cell Block 99 Teaser Trailer

    A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

    A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
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Latest Movie News

  • Domhnall Gleeson gives his thoughts on J.J. Abrams returning for Star Wars: Episode IX

    After original director Colin Trevorrow left the director’s chair for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, many filmmakers names were linked with the role but in the end, it was announced that J.J. Abrams was returning to “finish what he…

    After original director Colin Trevorrow left the director’s chair for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, many filmmakers names were linked with the role but in the end, it was announced that J.J. Abrams was returning to “finish what he started”.

    Abrams, of course, directed 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and helped bring about the dawning of a new era for the franchise with the film becoming the 3rd highest grossing release of all time with a whopping $2.068billion – as well as the…
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  • Superman: The Movie is getting a new release - with a version you've probably never seen...

    Deleted scenes, extended and director’s versions are the “norm” these days as part of film’s release these days but over the years there have been some strange phenomena concerning long-lost and alternate versions of classic films that have…

    Deleted scenes, extended and director’s versions are the “norm” these days as part of film’s release these days but over the years there have been some strange phenomena concerning long-lost and alternate versions of classic films that have never, or rarely, been seen. Blade Runner is the most obvious, with a workprint version released at a convention in 1990 that showed fans a different version of the film, but now it seems a “long-lost” version of Superman is set for a long-wanted…
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  • Margot Robbie shares her thoughts on Harley Quinn and that Joker "team-up" film

    It’s been a strange time over at Warner Bros and DC with multiple rumours and projects potentially on the go as part of their cinematic expanded universe. But what is clear is that the studios are very keen to get their characters back on the big…

    It’s been a strange time over at Warner Bros and DC with multiple rumours and projects potentially on the go as part of their cinematic expanded universe. But what is clear is that the studios are very keen to get their characters back on the big screen any way they can.

    Whether it’s Matt Reeves’ The Batman, a Joker standalone film, Batgirl or Nightwing, there is plenty on the horizon from the DCEU. And one other recently announced film has the potential to be one of their more…
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  • Is this acclaimed director swapping Marvel for Akira?

    Well, this could be potentially amazing news. The long-mooted live-action remake of classic anime Akira has been through various iterations and filmmakers but as yet remains on the shelf with no-one able to completely crack the project and send…

    Well, this could be potentially amazing news. The long-mooted live-action remake of classic anime Akira has been through various iterations and filmmakers but as yet remains on the shelf with no-one able to completely crack the project and send it into production.

    In its recent history, Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows), Jordan Peele (Get Out) and The Hughes Brothers (From Hell) have all been attached to the project without a breakthrough but the latest name linked could finally see the…
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Latest Movie Reviews

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of…

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or Tracy Flick’s ambitions of being class President. So it’s something of a crushing disappointment to…
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  • Thoroughbreds Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    There’s always so many treats coming out of the Sundance Film Festival at the start of every new year but gosh darn it if we struggle to see some of them here in old Blighty. Over the years, many of those “expensive” films find there way into…

    There’s always so many treats coming out of the Sundance Film Festival at the start of every new year but gosh darn it if we struggle to see some of them here in old Blighty. Over the years, many of those “expensive” films find there way into cinemas but others don’t – lost at sea to maybe never see the light of day with only a fleeting DVD release to showcase some upcoming talents. With any luck, Thoroughbreds will form into the former for it is a darkly comic yet endlessly tragic thriller…
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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Vince Vaughn has noticeable change his acting tact in recent years with a focus more on maturing as an actor after a string of comedy hits that have put him in good stead. The likes of Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up and Dodgeball are the most…

    Vince Vaughn has noticeable change his acting tact in recent years with a focus more on maturing as an actor after a string of comedy hits that have put him in good stead. The likes of Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up and Dodgeball are the most notable of his “funny period” but with his success came more of the same, seeing him pigeon-holed as the same character over and over forcing a bit of stagnation. Those who have seen Unfinished Business, which was perhaps the tipping point, will attest…
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  • Last Flag Flying Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Director Richard Linklater has made some of the most interesting films of the last decade or two: his brilliant coming-of-age dramedy Everybody Wants Some was one of last year’s most revered films while his Before… Trilogy has gathered many an…

    Director Richard Linklater has made some of the most interesting films of the last decade or two: his brilliant coming-of-age dramedy Everybody Wants Some was one of last year’s most revered films while his Before… Trilogy has gathered many an admirer over the years since its inception and remains to this day the great example of a romance film of the last two decades. And, of course, who doesn’t love School of Rock?

    For his new endeavour, Linklater turns his attention to 1973 film The…
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Latest Movie Features

  • Top 5 Sci-Fi films of 2017 so far - and the 5 we can't wait to see...

    As we come to an end of our “half-time” report on all things film in 2017, we take a look back at some of the sci-fi spectaculars we have seen so far, whether it’s in a galaxy far, far away, here on earth or in the distant future we have seen it all – and there’s still so much to see.

    As we come to an end of our “half-time” report on all things film in 2017, we take a look back at some of the sci-fi spectaculars we have seen so far, whether it’s in a galaxy far, far away, here on earth or in the distant future we have seen it all – and there’s still so much to see.
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  • Top 5 Thrillers of 2017 so far - and the 5 we can't wait to see...

    2017 has been a great year for film and here at Flickreel, we have been counting down the best of what the year has had to offer so far and some of those films that are still to come that we cannot wait to see. This time it’s the turn of the thrillers, of which we have seen some great ones so far – here are some of our favourites…

    2017 has been a great year for film and here at Flickreel, we have been counting down the best of what the year has had to offer so far and some of those films that are still to come that we cannot wait to see. This time it’s the turn of the thrillers, of which we have seen some great ones so far – here are some of our favourites…
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  • Top 5 Horror Films of 2017 so far - and the 5 we can't wait to see...

    It’s been quite the year so far for the horror genre with an array of films that have scared us to our core, delighted us with their dark humour and mesmerised us with images that will be lodged in our brains forever more. Now it’s early in the…

    It’s been quite the year so far for the horror genre with an array of films that have scared us to our core, delighted us with their dark humour and mesmerised us with images that will be lodged in our brains forever more. Now it’s early in the year to talk the best horror film given Halloween hasn’t arrived, but those on the horizon have their work cut out. Here’s our favourite five (in alphabetical order) as well as some we cannot wait to come to cinemas later on this year…


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  • Top 5 Action Films of 2017 so far - and the 5 we can't wait to see...

    Our first-half report on what films have impressed us most throughout the first six months of 2017, as well as some of our most anticipated for the rest of the year…

    Our first-half report on what films have impressed us most throughout the first six months of 2017, as well as some of our most anticipated for the rest of the year…
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Latest Movie Trailers

  • Coco - "Find Your Voice" Official Trailer

    Aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

    Aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
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  • Based on a True Story - Trailer

    The new film from Roman Polanski. A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

    The new film from Roman Polanski. A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
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  • The Commuter - Trailer

    A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

    A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
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  • Brawl In Cell Block 99 Teaser Trailer

    A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

    A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
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Latest Movie Interviews

  • Exclusive Interview with Simon West about Stratton, James Bond and 20 years of Con Air

    In an exclusive interview, we sat down with director Simon West about his new film Stratton, a new action-thriller about a British Special Boat Service commando (Dominic Cooper) who tracks down an international terrorist cell. In the interview,…

    In an exclusive interview, we sat down with director Simon West about his new film Stratton, a new action-thriller about a British Special Boat Service commando (Dominic Cooper) who tracks down an international terrorist cell. In the interview, the director chats about what drew him to the film and about a couple of his other films through his career…

    Flickreel: What drew you to Stratton? Had you read the books in which the film is based prior to taking it on?

    I hadn’t read the…
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  • Exclusive: Interview writer/director Geremy Jasper and co-star Bridget Everett talk Patti Cakes

    There were many films being scrambled over at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, as it’s the custom every year, and the line-up was very strong. One of the most-talked about was Patti Cakes, eagerly anticipated in cinemas since its debut and…

    There were many films being scrambled over at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, as it’s the custom every year, and the line-up was very strong. One of the most-talked about was Patti Cakes, eagerly anticipated in cinemas since its debut and was bought for a cool $10.5million by Fox Searchlight. This week sees the film debut in UK cinemas and we caught up with the film’s writer/director Geremy Jasper and co-star Bridget Everett to chat about the film.

    Speaking of the Sundance…
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  • Lee Child Interview - Jack Reacher: Never Go Back European Premiere (Exclusive)

    Flickreel chats with Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series of novels including Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on the red carpet of the European premiere for the movie.

    Flickreel chats with Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series of novels including Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on the red carpet of the European premiere for the movie.
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  • Don Granger Interview - Jack Reacher: Never Go Back European Premiere (Exclusive)

    Flickreel chats with Don Granger, producer of the Jack Reacher series of films including Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on the red carpet of the European premiere for the movie.

    Flickreel chats with Don Granger, producer of the Jack Reacher series of films including Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on the red carpet of the European premiere for the movie.
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