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Safari – Venice 2016 Review

After the death of Cecil the Lion, it’s become clear that public opinion of big-game hunting is at an all-time low. So Safari is a timely documentary about the reviled activity that yields many...
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Home – Venice 2016 Review

For the first half of Home, it’s difficult to understand what story the filmmakers are trying to tell. It’s clearly meant to be a teen film, but there’s a lack of direction in the plot that mirrors the...
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The Bleeder – Venice 2016 Review

Taking a look at the life of Chuck Wepner, the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa, The Bleeder appropriately feels eclipsed by greatness. It stands in shadows that include the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the...
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Nine Lives – Review

By its very nature Nine Lives has no right to be any good. It's a shameless corporate product that exploits the popularity of cat videos to rake in summer holiday money, while at the same time keeping costs...
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Sweet Bean – Review

Despite being a Cannes favourite, Naomi Kawase is a marginal director both domestically and internationally. Sweet Bean shows why this needs to change. Her talent is most evident when the elderly Tokue (Kirin...
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Chevalier – Review

So much of the nasty stuff in the news lately can be laid at the feet of toxic masculinity. From the collective hissy-fit of Ghostbros to a couple of domestic abusers in Orlando and Nice, masculine culture...