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Brimstone – Review

To get to the heart of what makes Brimstone a terrible film, one has to look at the tone. On the surface this 19th century-set tale is bleak, as it charts the life of the mute Liz (Dakota Fanning)....
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Frantz – Review

In Frantz Franco-German relations in the wake of the Great War are explored, but at its heart Ozon has crafted an old-fashioned movie that nevertheless pulses with a modern vitality. The setup is simple...
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Hacksaw Ridge – Review

To Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge is a shot at redemption. For Garfield, it’s to be taken seriously again after the failure of the Amazing Spider-Man films. For Gibson, well, it’s a lot more...
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Jackie – Review

It would have been easy for Pablo Larraín to turn his first Hollywood feature into a conventional drama, where Jackie Kennedy must overcome the death of her husband and regain her faith. An inspirational...
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The Magnificent Seven – Review

A remake of The Magnificent Seven, which itself was a reimagining of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, should be destined for mediocrity. Yet the under-appreciated Antoine Fuqua repeats his success with reimagining...
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Bitter Money – Venice 2016 Review

In China over 300,000 people work in the textile industry. With Bitter Money Wang Bing documents the grinding lives that these people have to endure, offering a sympathetic insight into their world. In...