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Diamantino – TIFF 2018 Review

Diamantino cannot really be pinned down as one genre. Mixing sci-fi, comedy, fantasy and much more, it follows Diamantino, a disgraced football star who is attempting to get his mojo back. On his search for...
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Shadow – TIFF 2018 Review

Zhang Yimou makes his return after 2016’s rather disappointing The Great Wall – the most expensive production made in China – with Shadow, a dark tale of a warrior who uses his lookalike in an attempt...
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The Crossing – TIFF 2018 Review

Chinese first time director Bai Xue makes her mark on the film world with The Crossing, a coming of age story with a criminal twist. Peipei is a teenager living in Shenzhen and going to school in Hong Kong....
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The Predator – TIFF 2018 Review

The Predator has landed back on Earth, and this time his target is a small autistic boy, his father, and a ragtag bunch of soldiers all receiving psychiatric treatment. Together, they prepare to hunt down the...
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Wildlife – TIFF 2018 Review

Paul Dano’s directorial debut comes in the form of Wildlife, a drama about a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage fall apart. The film reflects on the mess of relationships and takes parents off...
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A Prayer Before Dawn – Review

In what’s sure to be every tourist’s worst nightmare, A Prayer Before Dawn follows Billy Moore as he’s arrested on drug charges and sent to a notorious Thai prison. In a squalid cell where violence is a...
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First Reformed – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 01/06/2018 as part of Sundance London. Paul Schrader has returned with First Reformed, an understated but extremely powerful tale of a man in doubt of his own...
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Hereditary – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 31/05/2018 as part of Sundance London 2018. The confident, lean and mean directorial horror debut from Ari Aster, Hereditary, sees a family turn in on itself in...
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New Town Utopia – Review

Charting the rises and falls of the new town model by using Basildon in Essex, one of many towns hastily built to house the many working class people pouring out of bomb damaged and slum-filled parts of large...
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Custody – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 11/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. “Who is the worst liar?” asks the judge in charge of deciding whether a father will be allowed to have custody of his son,...