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Wilson – Review

The grumpy old(er) man comedy is a great tradition. See Alexander Payne’s About Schmidt, or the forthcoming A Man Called Ove for examples of hilarious cantankerousness ultimately giving way to a heartwarming...
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Team Talk – Wonder Woman

Here it is, finally: a female-fronted superhero movie directed by a woman. But does Wonder Woman live up to its name or squander its landmark potential? Our very own Tom Bond believes DC have finally got...
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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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Jawbone – Review

Jawbone is an odd hybrid of gritty British drama, character study, and sports movie. It develops so slowly that it’s almost a surprise to see protagonist Jimmy suddenly climb into the boxing ring for a...
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The Levelling – Review

This absorbing feature debut from writer-director Hope Dickson Leach is expertly controlled and assembled, with convincingly detailed sets and a barely-there score which never crowds the central...
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Lady Macbeth – Review

Lady Macbeth is period drama without the hard edges filed off; its plot lives in the spaces of illegitimacy, upstairs-downstairs romance, and single-minded ambition that are usually denied or shamed in more...
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A Dark Song – Review

A Dark Song makes its first impression as a slow-building drama, opening atmospherically with a mournful score and moody timelapse photography of stormy skies. Leads Catherine Walker and Steve Oram walk a fine...
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Heartstone – BFI Flare 2017 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,...