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White Boy Rick – Review

Yann Demange’s second film after the tense ’71 takes him to 1980s Detroit to tell the story of Rick Jr. (newcomer Richie Merritt), a boy who is coerced into becoming an undercover drug informant for the...
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Wildlife – 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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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...