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Luke Ryan Baldock

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Luke likes many things, films and penguins being among them. He's loved films since the age of 9, when STARGATE and BATMAN FOREVER changed the landscape of modern cinema as we know it. His love of film extends to all aspects of his life, with trips abroad being planned around film locations and only buying products featured in Will Smith movies. His favourite films include SEVEN SAMURAI, PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, IN BRUGES, LONE STAR, GODZILLA, and a thousand others.

Personal Shopper review: Dir. Olivier Assayas (2017)

Personal Shopper review: Stewart and Assayas re-team for a paranoid thriller...or is it a haunted house film...or both? Personal Shopper review by Luke Ryan Baldock, March 2017. Personal...

Kong: Skull Island review: Dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (2017)

Kong: Skull Island review: Dropping the 'King' from his name makes this ape no less a leader in the monster pack. Kong: Skull Island review by Luke...

Best (George Best: All By Himself): Dir. Daniel Gordon (2017)

Best (George Best: All By Himself) review Best (George Best: All By Himself) review by Luke Ryan Baldock, February 2017. The most convenient part of making a documentary about...

‘The Great Wall’ review: Dir. Zhang Yimou (2017)

The Great Wall review: Matt Damon reluctantly helps out a Chinese army in this enjoyable and lavish monster yarn. The Great Wall review by Luke Ryan...

‘Gold’ review: “Isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty.”

Gold review: Matthew McConaughey always believes in his soul in this fun and snappy tale. Gold review by Luke Ryan Baldock, January 2017. Is there really...

‘Dong Ju: Portrait of a Poet’ review [LKFF 2016]

Dong Ju: Portrait of a Port review: A look back at the life of one of Korea's most important poets. Dong Ju: Portrait of a...

‘Helpless’ review [LKFF 2016]

Helpless review: A tight and draining thriller with shocking surprises in store. Helpless review, Luke Ryan Baldock at the London Korean Film Festival. Helpless is one of...

‘Paju’ review [LKFF 2016]

Paju review: Set in the city of Paju, this is a romantic drama which is as confusing as love itself. Paju review, Luke Ryan Baldock at...

‘The Art of Fighting’ review [LKFF 2016]

The Art of Fighting review: Bullying? Old fighting master? Laundry as training? Is this the secret Korean Karate Kid remake? The Art of Fighting review, Luke...

‘Forever the Moment’ review [LKFF 2016]

Forever the Moment review: True story of the 2004 Korea's women's handball team. Forever the Moment review, Luke Ryan Baldock at the London Korean Film Festival. Films are...