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Team Talk – Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first solo female superhero film since the series began with 2008's Iron Man, has been capturing the hearts of many critics and audience members this...
The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 18/10/2018.  Most of us will one day be made to face our own mediocrity, contend with the fact we’re only ordinary and...
Ray And Liz

Ray & Liz – Review

Ray and Liz are not the stars of their namesake film. Their presences hang spectrally around the edges – never fully-realised, but omnipresent. Saturating his images in the subjective haze of memory,...
Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel – Review

Captain Marvel is an origin story that’s been a long time coming: the first Marvel female superhero to get her own movie, since the franchise kicked off 11 years ago with Iron Man. This feels like a...
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Hannah – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Filmfest München coverage on 3/7/2018. Andrea Pallaoro’s second feature Hannah portrays a woman on a precipice, struggling with the crimes her husband...
Foxtrot Review

Foxtrot – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 03/09/2017.  In 2009, Israeli writer-director and former tank gunner Samuel Maoz blew away the competition at the Venice...

Fighting With My Family – Review

Wrestlers have a long tradition of going from the ring to the big screen, from Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper to Dave Bautista and John Cena. Then of course there's The Rock, who produces and appears as himself in...
Marighella

Marighella – Berlinale 2019 Review

Democracy only returned to Brazil in 1989, but the threat of another backslide into authoritarianism is dangerously imminent today. Far-right agitator Jair Bolsonaro was elected president in January 2019 and...
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On the Basis of Sex – Review

This review was originally published on 6/2/2019. In the age of Donald Trump, it's unsurprising that Ruth Bader Ginsburg – only the second woman in history to ascend to the US Supreme Court – has...
Capernaum

Capernaum – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 18/10/2018. Capernaum was an ancient city in what is now northern Israel on the sea of Galilee, thought to be the setting...
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,...
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The Kid Who Would Be King – Review

The long wait for writer-director Joe Cornish’s second feature is over, and The Kid Who Would Be King does not disappoint – though it may not be quite what fans of Attack the Block were expecting. While...
Berlinale Synonymes

Synonymes – Berlinale 2019 Review

Many films have explored the physical, mental, and emotional toll of starting a new life – whether by choice or force – in a foreign country. Joining this particular brand of coming-of-age story is...