Thunder Road

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...
22 July

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 – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 27/09/2018. It’s still relatively rare for internet stars to make a successful leap into cinema, but that is, for 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...
Vox Lux

Vox Lux – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 05/09/2018. Brady Corbet’s fascination with power and influence - so evident in his blistering debut about...
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The Accused – Venice 2018 Review

A splashy, flashy courtroom drama, The Accused feels, in many ways, like a throwback. In the era of Peak TV, where mysteries often unravel over tens of hours only to reveal further questions to be answered, a...
At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity’s Gate – Review

This review was published as part of our Venice film festival coverage on 03/09/2018.  With At Eternity’s Gate coming out less than a year after Loving Vincent, the life of Vincent van Gogh seems like...
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Dragged Across Concrete – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 03/09/2018. S. Craig Zahler’s last two films, Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, pushed the boundaries of being...