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Last Night in Soho – Venice 2021 Review

Last Night in Soho starts shakily, with the slow establishment of Ellie’s (Thomasin McKenzie) move to London to study fashion. Her struggles are about as thrilling as any freshers’ week that’s not your...
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The New Mutants – Review

After being marred by scheduling and Covid-related delays, The New Mutants finally sees the light of day. Josh Boone’s origin story retains the superpowered body-morphing elements established in the X-Men...
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Radioactive – Review

Radioactive should have been a slam dunk. The life of Marie Curie is ripe for cinematic adaptation, and this one is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the French-Iranian filmmaker behind the autobiographical...
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Emma. – Review

This is the most visually striking Austen adaptation since Clueless. But unfortunately efforts have gone into the Grand Budapest-hued aesthetic above all else, leaving Emma with absolutely nothing new to...
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Glass – Review

The third instalment in a surprise hero trilogy revealed in 2017’s Split, Glass is a very messy (but very fun) twist on the superhero movie that brings all of M. Night’s hard work since 2000’s...

The Secret of Marrowbone – Review

In the wake of the sensational Hereditary, another psychological horror about a tormented, seemingly cursed family was always going to struggle in comparison. And while it ultimately goes in a wholly different...
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Thoroughbreds – Review

Writing-directing debuts don’t come much more slick or polished than Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds. A taut blast of a thriller, it announces a serious new filmmaking talent as well as further confirming the...

Split – Review

Why is it that people seem to have a morbid fascination with dissociative identity disorder? Part of the reason could be the endless possibilities that the condition offers, and this is exactly what Shyamalan...
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Morgan – Review

Having manufactured “Morgan” in a lab and witnessed her sudden tantrums, the scientists here are surprisingly un-self-aware. As Michelle Yeoh seriously intones: “For every decision we make, there are...
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The Witch – Review

A welcome period setting - almost legitimizing the horror aspects for anyone not keen on the genre - allows The Witch to add gravitas to its story through the use of genuine 1600s New England records of...