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El Pastor – Review

To say that El Pastor is a thing of beauty is an understatement. The endless, broad landscapes of central Spain play a crucial role not only in the film’s stunning visuals, but also in the feeling of...
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Manchester By The Sea – Review

Casey Affleck is Lee, the quiet, unassuming face of Manchester by the Sea. Working as a janitor in snow-crusted Boston he busies himself in the background of other people’s lives. He does his work, he goes...
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Manchester by the Sea – LFF 2016 Review

Casey Affleck is Lee, the quiet, unassuming face of Manchester by the Sea. Working as a janitor in snow-crusted Boston he busies himself in the background of other people’s lives. He does his work, he goes...

The Silent Storm – Review

McFarlane’s feature debut overflows with expansive and explosive emotions. An intense picture that does not coddle, The Silent Storm embraces its atmospheric identity, fervent soundtrack and otherworldly...
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The Daughter – Review

With powerful performances, gorgeous cinematography and a score to make you weep, The Daughter is independent drama at its finest. Picking a highlight from the uniformly excellent cast is no mean feat,...
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Everest – Review

With scant time to acclimatise, Everest is quick to set up base camp deep in the foreshadowing of the mountain. Everest is a sight worthy of cinema’s largest screens, and a breathtaking canvas for the...

Irrational Man – CFF Review

Irrational Man is a typically adroit Woody Allen hybrid. What begins as a Manhattan-esque love triangle segues quickly into Manhattan Murder Mystery crime-solving capers, with a heavy dose of moralistic...

The Water Diviner – Review

The Water Diviner is a poignant, beautiful and captivating film, showing the ongoing ravages on both sides after WW1’s Gallipoli campaign. The extraordinary courage needed from a man who lost everything...

Suite Française – Review

Suite Française shows the civilian casualties of war, taking attention far from the frontline to an untroubled countryside. Williams and Schoenaerts display a compelling chemistry in their doubly...