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Chi-Raq – Berlinale 2016 Review

“This is an emergency!” Spike Lee proclaims at the outset of his latest feature. There is an anger coursing through Chi-Raq that hasn’t been felt in the director’s work for some time; as passionate as...
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The Commune – Review

After finding success with his adaptation of Hardy’s Far From the Maddening Crowd, Thomas Vinterberg returns to his native language for a dramatic study into both isolation and community in which the...
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Miles Ahead – Review

It's hard to determine exactly what director, co-writer, and star Don Cheadle thinks of Davis. If he adores him, then that never comes through in his film; and if he has nothing but contempt for him, then...
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News of the Week – 26th Feb 2016

The Weekly Report All news contained herein corresponds to the world of film. The Weekly Report will seek to cover general film news that has emerged over the last seven days. Berlinale 2016 As...
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Saint Amour – Berlinale 2016 Review

At times the premise of Saint Amour feels uncannily similar to Alexander Payne's Sideways, a comparison that will not work to its favour as it slumps in the shadow of a far superior film. That's not to say...
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Creepy – Berlinale 2016 Review

The fact that a horror film named Creepy fails to be the slightest bit creepy is the first crime of Kurosawa's impotent serial killer thriller. Further crimes include a script that is burdened by boring...
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Genius – Berlinale 2016 Review

Regardless of its subject matter, calling a film Genius is, naturally, a risky move; that said, while the film fails to live up to its namesake, it's a starry, solid account of a literary icon and the man who...
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Soy Nero – Berlinale 2016 Review

The world is determined by borders; some are literal borders that separate states, while others are imagined borders that fundamentally shape identity and govern belonging. Both, however, provide the...
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War On Everyone – Review

After the one-two punch of The Guard and Calvary, John Michael McDonagh had pretty much guaranteed our interest in whatever he chose to do next; it's a shame, then, that War on Everyone is such a...