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Finding Fatimah – Review

Oz Arshad’s directorial debut Finding Fatimah brings us the story of Shahid, a Muslim divorcee looking for love on dating app Single Muslim. He stumbles across the beautiful Fatimah, but with divorce...
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The Hatton Garden Job – Review

The Hatton Garden Job, from the very beginning, is an exhausting waste of time. There's nothing in this film that inspires joy, instead, it's a two-hour long stare into an abyss where creativity has died and...
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The Sense of an Ending – Review

Based on the novel by Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending follows pensioner Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) as he is unexpectedly confronted by a pivotal moment from his past. Present day London is set...
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Team Talk – The Handmaiden

With a filmography consisting of the likes of Oldboy, Stoker and Lady Vengeance, Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden was always going to be mysterious and challenging. Our Stephanie saw the film at last year's...
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Fast and Furious 8 – Review

The first in years not to star the late Paul Walker, Fast and Furious 8 continues the franchise’s trend of one-upping itself when it comes to implausible vehicular action – along with some pretty solid...
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The Handmaiden – Review

Park Chan-wook’s newest film, The Handmaiden, adapted from Sarah Waters’ crime novel Fingersmith, follows the story quite closely, though setting the film in 1930s Korea and Japan instead of Victorian...
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Win It All – Review

Win It All is concerned less with gambling addiction and more with the power of losing. You go in with the highest of intentions, all the necessary wherewithal to play a great hand, and in one fell swoop lose...
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Going In Style – Review

With the stop-start pacing of an OAP on a golf cart, Going In Style wastes its first act trudging through ham-fisted politics before abruptly shifting into high gear to speed through the heist itself....
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City of Tiny Lights – Review

The private investigator spiel of City of Tiny Lights is well-trodden ground. It's refreshing, though, to see it set in the dirtier, dicier suburbs of West London, bringing realism to the piece as well as an...
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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...

Neruda – Review

Off the back of his Jackie Kennedy bio comes Neruda, Pablo Larraín’s portrait of the womanizing poet-politician unusually told from the perspective of the detective inspector attempting to track him down....
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I Am Not Your Negro – Review

"White is a metaphor for power". From its opening credits to the close, viewers of I Am Not Your Negro would be forgiven for feeling like being at the end of an LAPD police baton; mercilessly and repeatedly...
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The Discovery – Review

The question of life after death is one of the deepest imaginable, and an answer would have profound consequences on humanity. Despite some flickers of philosophy, The Discovery is neither deep nor profound...
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Graduation (Bacalaureat) – Review

Joint winner of Best Director at Cannes 2016, Cristian Mungiu returns with his finest work since his sublime Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days with Graduation, an intelligent, elegant, morally...