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C’mon C’mon – NYFF 2021 Review

C’mon C’mon is writer-director Mike Mills’ tender, bittersweet coming-of-age docudrama that continues to manifest his profoundly personal contemplations on motherhood, childhood, and the mystery of...
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The Green Knight – Review

The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is steeped in ambiguity - we don’t even know the name of its original author - and countless writers have attempted to make sense of it over the years (including...
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Zola – Review

Adapted from the viral Twitter thread in 2015 by A’Ziah King – a Detroit stripper who goes by “Zola” as her 148-tweet real-life story's protagonist – director Janicza Bravo and playwright Jeremy O....
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First Cow – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Some films need no special tricks or thrills to captivate, and Kelly Reichardt’s latest is a near faultless example....
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Minari – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. Away from Jacob’s (Steven Yeun) farmland, shaded by trees and dampened by patches of water, minari – an...
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Saint Maud – Review

Saint Maud is one of those horror films that settles in, sinking deeper into your bones long after it’s finished. Maud is a private carer who is posted to look after terminally ill choreographer Amanda....
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The Farewell – Sundance London Review

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe at awkward speeches – The Farewell is like any good family wedding, or any good funeral come to think of it. In her sophomore feature, writer-director Lulu Wang...
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Eighth Grade – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Sundance Film Festival coverage on 03/06/2018. Most people will understand the feeling of suddenly recalling a specific, painfully embarrassing moment...
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The Disaster Artist – Review

Imagine a film no one really wanted, fronted by an enigmatic auteur with a questionable past whose name is all over the credits as producer, director, lead star, etc. A match made in heaven (or San Francisco),...
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It Comes at Night – Review

Trey Edward Shults' second feature is one that comes from a place of deep anguish. As the director himself has previously pointed out, the film was made following the death of a relative, and the first thing...