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The Leisure Seeker – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 03/09/17 as part of Venice Film Festival. Paolo Virzi’s The Leisure Seeker wastes no time getting started. No sooner are we introduced to its world than we are...
Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 05/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. To call a movie set in two distinct time periods a "film of two halves" might seem overly trite, but unfortunately, it’s the...
Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds – Review

Writing-directing debuts don’t come much more slick or polished than Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds. A taut blast of a thriller, it announces a serious new filmmaking talent as well as further confirming the...
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The Third Murder – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 05/09/17 as part of the Venice Film Festival. A rare foray into more genre-style filmmaking for master of small family dramas Hirokazu Koreeda, The Third Murder is a...
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Pacific Rim Uprising – Review

With its lacklustre US box office and director Guillermo del Toro busy winning Oscars, a sequel to the wonderful monsters vs robots extravaganza Pacific Rim looked unlikely. Five years later, the sequel has...
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Tomb Raider – Review

When faithfully adapting a video game as cinematic as the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, you face inevitable accusations of pointlessness, however good the film ends up being. After all, what good is watching a...
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Sweet Country – Review

This film was originally reviewed on 10/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. In the first seconds of Warwick Thornton’s outback Western Sweet Country a screaming brawl happens off screen, the camera...
Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 27/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. A Fantastic Woman arrives with a lot of prestige behind it. Sebastian Lelio’s film won the Silver Lion at Berlin after rave...
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Lady Bird – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 15/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Though Greta Gerwig has had plentiful scripting experience to complement her always exciting acting career, Lady Bird marks...
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The Shape of Water – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 31/08/17 as part of Venice Film Festival. Anticipation for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has been sky high, thanks to its prestigious cast and a beautiful...
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Loveless – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. Apocalypses loom large in the world of Loveless, from the impending implosion of a family that gives the film its story to its...
Journeys End

Journey’s End – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 07/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. In adapting a play to the screen, there’s a tough balance to strike. You have to retain the essence of the original...