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Team Talk – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It's that time of year again. Christmas? No. Time for a new Star Wars release! After the continuity-eschewing interlude of Rogue One, we're back in the franchise's main stable to catch up with the characters...
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Menashe – Review

Menashe may rest on the laurels of its striking USP – it’s a Yiddish-language film starring a father-son duo of non-professional actors – yet it’s both charming and totally immersive. The narrative...
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Team Talk – Justice League

At long last, DC's second ensemble stab at an extended universe movie is here! As our writer Joni wrote in his review, "The DC Extended Universe has taken quite a beating", critically and commercially, on...
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Marjorie Prime – Review

This was originally reviewed on 03/06/17 as part of Sundance London. Like Spike Jonze’s Her, Marjorie Prime is set in a future not too different from the world we know. This adaptation of Jordan...
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78/52 – Review

In 2012 two films about Hitchcock were released almost simultaneously, but both were problematic disappointments. Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, focused on Hitch during the filming of...
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Wilderness – CFF 2017 Review

Wilderness is a film of two halves, with two distinct moods. The first twenty minutes or so are lyrical, the cinematic equivalent of poetry. Yet this sensuous parade of evocative, idyllic images is later...
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Ask the Sexpert – CFF Review

The promise of Ask the Sexpert’s premise far outweighs its filmmaking acumen, yet it’s always an enjoyable watch. 91 year-old former gynaecologist, newspaper columnist and all-round sex positive activist...
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The Glass Castle – Review

The Glass Castle doesn’t just beg the question of where the line between eccentric and irresponsible parenting lies; it dives headlong into the murky grey area in between. This is where we remain for the...
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Heartstone – Review

Where you might expect familiarity, Heartstone continually complicates and deepens its "innocence lost" narrative to tell a tale both fresh and universal. Expressive kinetic camerawork conveys boyish energy,...
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Pecking Order – Review

Thank goodness for documentary filmmakers. Without them we’d lack insight and even awareness of a whole gamut of oddball head-scratching topics. Without Slavko Martinov specifically, we’d have stayed...
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Zoology – Review

Zoology is torn between grotesque body horror and the aesthetics of naturalism and handheld camerawork. The latter helps produce an atmosphere which emphasises the extremely lonely life led by Natasha (Natalya...
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Una – Review

The best aspect of Una is its scrambled chronology. Flashbacks break up what could otherwise be a rather repetitive two-hander, albeit one made up of fine performances from both Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn....