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The Innocents – Review

History has its headlines, but also its page sixes. The Innocents, in following a group of Polish nuns immediately after WWII, is a sharp and sad examination of forgotten tales. Russians have settled in...
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13TH – Review

The synopsis of 13TH almost implied a filmed immersion into correctional facilities, but Ava DuVernay, thank goodness, isn’t interested in a small cast of subjective case files; what we have here is an...
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Kubo And The Two Strings – Review

As always, Laika Entertainment (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) have released one of the most beautifully and intricately designed films of the year, this time offering a mythical quest narrative in a...
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Morgan – Review

Having manufactured “Morgan” in a lab and witnessed her sudden tantrums, the scientists here are surprisingly un-self-aware. As Michelle Yeoh seriously intones: “For every decision we make, there are...
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Café Society – Review

Early on in Café Society, Woody Allen’s 47th film, Jesse Eisenberg’s character meekly hires a prostitute. It’s his first such transaction, and he’s edgy. When she finally arrives, he’s gone off the...
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Maggie’s Plan – Review

Jumping straight in makes for an awkward start ("I haven't had a relationship that lasted longer than six months" is an early line), but as conducted by the ever-watchable cast and its newly reinvigorated...
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Fire At Sea – Review

An original and leftfield look at the Afro-Eurasian migrant crisis of recent years, Fire at Sea is, more than anything, a showcase for the extraordinary intelligence of its director, Gianfranco Rosi. The...