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Dogman – LFF 2018 Review

An easy way to raise a film’s stakes is to put an infant or pet in harm's way. What impresses most in Matteo Garrone’s Dogman is that it manages to take the crown of 2018’s most stressful film while...
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First Man – Review

Damien Chazelle trades in the arts for the sciences with First Man, focusing in on Neil Armstrong’s moon landing in this handsome, technically astonishing awards contender. It’s a surprising choice for the...
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Green Book – LFF 2018 Review

An obvious crowd pleaser and Oscar-friendly awards player, it would be easy to underestimate Green Book. And while it is certainly formulaic, to ignore or dismiss it would be to miss out on one of the warmest...
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Widows – LFF 2018 Review

As one of the most rigorous and unflinching auteurs to emerge in the last decade, it would have been hard to guess that Steve McQueen’s fourth feature, Widows – his first since his Oscar-winning 12 Years...
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Thunder Road – LFF 2018 Review

As a writer-director-star of any given movie, you’re walking a fine line between uncompromising artistic vision and vanity project, the difference generally coming down to a simple matter of quality. Luckily...
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Top 10 Space Movies

As the most inhospitable, difficult to reach, and mysterious place that humans have ever explored, the depths of space have long held a great fascination for filmmakers. Whether it’s in the fantasy context...
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22 July – Review

How soon is too soon to make drama out of tragedy is a question that Hollywood has long wrestled with. 22 July director Paul Greengrass knows this terrain perhaps better than anyone, having helmed United 93...
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A Star is Born – Review

From the moment Lady Gaga was cast in this fourth big-screen iteration of A Star is Born, everyone involved must have been thrilled to have its title take on such an obvious double meaning. She is, of course,...
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Lizzie – LFF 2018 Review

Lizzie wastes no time laying out its theories as to who committed the 1892 Borden murders, a grisly double homicide by hatchet for which no one was ever found guilty. Opening on the immediate aftermath of the...
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Arctic – LFF 2018 Review

It’s still relatively rare for internet stars to make a successful leap into cinema, but that is, for the most part, what Joe Penna has done with Arctic. One of the original YouTube celebrities under the...
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22 July – Venice 2018 Review

How soon is too soon to make drama out of tragedy is a question that Hollywood has long wrestled with. 22 July director Paul Greengrass knows this terrain perhaps better than anyone, helming United 93 just...