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Long Shot – Review

It’d be understandable to be dubious about the ‘Charlize Theron falls for Seth Rogen’ premise of Long Shot. How many more elegant woman with schlubby dude romances do we need? Yet, Long Shot is so warm,...
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Hellboy – Review

A cacophonously loud and violently hateful mess, 2019’s Hellboy reboot is clearly the result of a deeply troubled production (and with so many major superhero movies surrounding it, the reasoning behind...
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Sorry Angel – Review

A two-hour-plus romantic drama set in and around Paris in 1993 against the backdrop of Act Up and the AIDS crisis, Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel immediately calls to mind Robin Campillo’s recent, and...
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Foxtrot – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 03/09/2017.  In 2009, Israeli writer-director and former tank gunner Samuel Maoz blew away the competition at the Venice...
Burning

Burning – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 19/10/2018. It’s not often that you watch a two-and-a-half-hour film and think, "that could have been longer." Such...
Green Book 2019

Green Book – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2018. An obvious crowd pleaser and Oscar-friendly awards player, it would be easy to underestimate Green Book. And...
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The House by the Sea – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 03/09/2017. Self-indulgent, glacially slow, and painfully boring, Robert Guédiguian’s The House by the Sea is...
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Lizzie – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 03/10/2018. Lizzie wastes no time laying out its theories as to who committed the 1892 Borden murders, a grisly double...
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Aquaman – Review

Skulking onto the scene as the first DC movie after the ignominious critical reception and woeful box office performance of Justice League, James Wan’s Aquaman has both everything and nothing to prove –...
Suspiria 2018

Suspiria – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 02/09/18 as part of Venice Film Festival. Suspiria is not a film to have mild feelings about. Like Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, Luca Guadagnino’s remake/reimagining...