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Girl – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes coverage on 12/05/2018. “Enjoy puberty while it lasts.” This well-meaning advice from the titular girl’s father (Arieh Worthalter) is a...
Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit – Review

It’s an odd feeling to have a potentially career-ending story about Liam Neeson hit the headlines hours before seeing his latest film. It’s even stranger to digest when that film is a darkly comic and,...
Themule

The Mule – Review

The Mule may be a film about drug cartels and police raids, but it’s also a film made by an 88 year-old. And even if his name is Clint Eastwood, that mature perspective defines the storytelling far more...
Mary Queen Of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots – Review

It’s hard to imagine a juicier historical story to film. Two rare female leaders in 16th century Britain, locked in fights for their crowns, their heritage and their lives – all while trying to steal each...
The Favourite

The Favourite – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 31/08/2018. Yorgos Lanthimos and his tragicomic experiments have been a favourite of arthouse cinema for years now, from...
The House That Jack Built

The House that Jack Built – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage on 16/05/2018. Lars Von Trier is back with The House that Jack Built, a 150-minute grotesque epic going deep inside the mind...
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Creed II – Review

Creed managed the rarest of things, successfully handing the franchise baton on to a new generation. In comparison, surely Creed II should be an easy knockout? The screenwriting team hit fundamental...
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Shoplifters – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 15/05/2018 as part of the Cannes Film Festival. Hirokazu Kore-eda is on familiar ground with Shoplifters, the story of an unconventional family unit on the fringes of...
Charlie Says

Charlie Says – Venice 2018 Review

The tastefulness of marking the 50th anniversary of the Manson murders with a slew of films, TV shows and documentaries is highly debatable, but if you’re going to do it, at least Mary Harron is a more...
Sunset

Sunset – Venice 2018 Review

László Nemes’ previous film, Son of Saul, was a harrowing and visceral fever dream, dragging the viewer through the charnel house of a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. Much of its power came from...