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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...
Julianne Moore_Maggie's Plan

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...
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Louder Than Bombs – Review

As with his previous film, Oslo, August 31st, Joachim Trier's finest directing moments in Louder Than Bombs come with voiceovers and memories, plus one excellent extended party sequence. For his English...
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The Man Who Knew Infinity – Review

Like its screenplay, The Man Who Knew Infinity’s score is essentially a "best-of-this-sort-of-thing" – twee and pseudo-inspirational, over-egged and half-baked. Most every line of dialogue is a trailer...
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Anomalisa – Review

Charlie Kaufman's brilliance lies in his careful depictions of inertia and mundanity; his previous directing outing, Synecdoche, New York, piled such boredom up to its existential breaking-point with...