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The King of Staten Island – Review

Judd Apatow’s reputation may have been forged around adolescent hijinks, but there has always been a more serious message lurking beneath the juvenile jokes. His comedy revolves around the idea that humour...
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Da 5 Bloods – Review

Four African American veterans return to Vietnam to hunt for gold and the lost remains of their fallen leader, Stormin’ Norman. From the beginning it is clear that this is no return to glory, but a story of...
Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl – Review

“All I really want is to believe in you.” Not 12 minutes into this hopelessly ill-conceived adaptation of the beloved Eoin Colfer books, Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) speaks for us all. It’s a schoolboy...
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Days of the Bagnold Summer – Review

This bittersweet debut feature from The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird is a mature and poignant tale of family struggles. Based on Joff Winterhart’s 2012 graphic novel of the same name, this particular family,...
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Dating Amber – Review

Fionn O’Shea and Lola Petticrew shine in David Freyne’s new LGBTQ+ coming-of-age film, Dating Amber. Taking place in Ireland in 1995, two closeted teens, Eddie (O’Shea) and Amber (Petticrew), are...
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Guest of Honour – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2019 as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage. It’s a worrying sign when the quirky adventures of David Thewlis, Health Inspector, are more entertaining...
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The Uncertain Kingdom – Review

The Uncertain Kingdom is an anthology of twenty short films. The project commissioned different artists across various disciplines to each produce a short vignette of how they see the UK. Using fiction,...
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Luz – Review

On one rainy night, a Chilean cabbie named Luz (Luana Velis) walks into a police station. At the same time, across town, psychotherapist, Dr Rossini (Jan Bluthardt), is having a drink with Nora (Julia...
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Screened Out – Review

The problem with a documentary film about screen addiction is most of us already know overuse isn’t good for us. Decreasing attention spans, digital companies gathering personal data, stunted growth and...
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The County – Review

Grímur Hákonarson’s The County (Héraðið) stars Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir as Inga, a woman who works with her husband, Friðgeir (Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson), on their dairy farm in Iceland. When a...