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The Souvenir – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Berlinale festival coverage on 25/02/2019. Based on the filmmaker’s experiences when she attended film school in the '80s, The Souvenir is fascinated with...
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Alita: Battle Angel – Review

This review was originally published on 01/02/2018. There’s a lot going on in Alita: Battle Angel, with class warfare, a mysterious past, a conspiracy plot, a teen romance, a detour into a Speed...
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Alita: Battle Angel – Review

There’s a lot going on in Alita: Battle Angel, with class warfare, a mysterious past, a conspiracy plot, a teen romance, a detour into a Speed Racer-esque take on roller derby called "Motorball", glimpses...
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Columbus – Review

A wayward friendship made in passing in a similar manner to Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Cho’s slightly dickish but quietly wounded Jin and Richardson’s similarly hurt but enthusiastic Casey meet...
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Hearts Beat Loud – Review

A film with a synopsis that must check every box in the ‘Sundance movie’ criteria, Hearts Beat Loud is a light, enjoyable film that washes over you - though perhaps doesn’t linger in the mind long after...
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Ant-Man and The Wasp – Review

It turns out that a movie about people shrinking to minuscule size is a very appropriate choice to follow the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War. The largest thing about Ant-Man and The Wasp might be the...
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Ant-Man and The Wasp – Review

It turns out that a movie about people shrinking to minuscule size is a very appropriate choice to follow the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War. The largest thing about Ant-Man and The Wasp might be the...
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The Endless – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 12/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. The third feature by filmmaking partners Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead blends Lovecraftian horror and intrigue with...
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Eighth Grade – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Sundance Film Festival coverage on 03/06/2018. Most people will understand the feeling of suddenly recalling a specific, painfully embarrassing moment...
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The Wound – Review

A film that courted controversy in South Africa to the point of cast and crew receiving death threats (a situation that only highlights the film’s necessity), Trengove’s The Wound explores a tense...