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The Power of the Dog – Venice 2021 Review

Jane Campion’s latest film, an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s The Power of the Dog, is a masterful excavation of the cracks and wrinkles of masculinity, and the ways that men hide from themselves in order...
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The Mauritanian – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. Another film to be added to the 9/11 true story trope, The Mauritanian follows the legal proceedings to...
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1917 – Review

1917’s spirit is about showing strength in the face of adversity – but how that message is delivered removes any triteness. The film puts a personal face, in two young lance corporals, to warfare. 1917...
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle – Review

Originally scheduled for release back in 2016 before being blindsided by Disney announcing a remake of their own, Andy Serkis’ directorial effort has finally found its footing on Netflix, bringing us a new...
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The Grinch – Review

In the third adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas tale, Benedict Cumberbatch voices the grumpy green in an animation from the studio behind Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. It's a colourful,...
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Doctor Strange – Review

Doctor Strange: Likable sort-of-heroes played by a spot-on cast wield superhuman powers, pop-culture references and witty one-liners to overcome tragic backstories, powerful villains and baffling plot holes....
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Black Mass – LFF Review

Ably supported by a heavyweight cast, superior acting reigns supreme throughout this engrossing enough story. Black Mass sees Johnny Depp exhibit a predictably excellent transformation into cold-eyed...

August: Osage County – Review

With an A-list cast as long as your arm, and adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, August: Osage County has all the potential but none (or at least, very few) of the results. Though pill-popping...