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Lost in France – Review

Peculiar choice of title aside (at no point does anyone get lost in France, either physically or spiritually), Lost in France is an unusual and not particularly audience-inclusive film, not least because it's...
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Team Talk – Moonlight

With 8 Oscar nominations under its belt, Moonlight has quickly become a real competitor against the likes of La La Land.  Offering a look at the complexities of modern day masculinity in situations of high...
P.S. Jerusalem

P.S. Jerusalem – Review

Danae Elon has a remarkably relatable habit of both admitting her own failings and failing to admit them. P.S. Jerusalem, narrated intermittently by its director-cinematographer, is a fascinating, frustrating...
The Great Wall

The Great Wall – Review

Zhang Yimou’s first Hollywood feature feels like it was doomed to mediocrity from the start. Despite the credentials (this is the director of Hero, after all), the film appeared to offer up Hollywood’s...
Logan

Logan – Berlinale 2017 Review

“Right or wrong, it’s a brand,” Alan Ladd’s Shane philosophises in the western which bears his name. “A brand sticks. There’s no going back.” The line has been included in Logan, the widely...
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The Founder – Review

The creation, and expansion, of McDonald’s in the 1950s is one of Western culture’s most important benchmarks. Its ramifications on the global economy have been staggering. The influence it continues to...
Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures – Review

With a cracking soundtrack and a swinging '60s style, Hidden Figures is bursting with love for the glory days of the space race – although it isn't afraid to question why it's taken this long for this story...
Moonlight

Moonlight – Review

Moonlight is a strange mixture of the old and the new, offering plenty that we’ve seen before while pushing boundaries that too often remain rigid in mainstream films. Director Barry Jenkins begins in the...
Colo

Colo – Berlinale 2017 Review

Colo purports to be a kitchen sink-style drama, which is apt: watching it is about as enthralling as washing the dishes. Teresa Villaverde concerns her art with the economic crisis and how such events can...
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Maudie – Berlinale 2017 Review

What makes good art? What is good art? What is art? Perhaps these questions shouldn’t even be asked. After all: one man's rubbish is another’s treasure, and isn't beauty in the eye of the...
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John Wick: Chapter 2 – Review

Luckily for fans of gun-fu everywhere, Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski know how to keep a good thing going. John Wick: Chapter 2 shows that the budding franchise still has some surprises left in it. Like The...