Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman – Review

Content warning: this film includes themes of rape. This awards season’s most divisive film is, at its heart, an object lesson in expectations and subversion. The set-up – a young woman targets...
The Dig

The Dig – Review

Any other year, it would have been difficult to reconcile the minutiae of archaeological excavation against the backdrop of one of the century’s greatest military upheavals, but if the long 2020 has taught...
Wildlife 2018 ORWAV

Wildlife – Review

Paul Dano’s directorial debut comes in the form of Wildlife, a drama about a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage fall apart. The film reflects on the mess of relationships and takes parents off...
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Wildlife – TIFF 2018 Review

Paul Dano’s directorial debut comes in the form of Wildlife, a drama about a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage fall apart. The film reflects on the mess of relationships and takes parents off...
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Mudbound – LFF 2017 Review

Mudbound aims to tell an epic tale of racial tension in the 1940s Mississippi Delta, and it is an engaging – if emotionally battering – one. The film struggles, however, not to sink under its own weight....
Suffragette

Suffragette – LFF Review

Suffragette humanizes the struggle for voting equality in 1912, bringing its harsh (force-fed) realities to the fore as downtrodden laundress Maud (a top-notch Carey Mulligan) is pulled into the Women’s...

Far from the Madding Crowd – Review

Vinterberg’s adaptation easily ticks the required boxes of a successful period drama. The sets are ready to be stepped onto, and there’s artistry and homeliness to the costuming. Moreover, Vinterberg...