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Blaze – LFF 2018 review

Shot dead at the age of 39 in a mundane dispute over a friend’s pension slip, Blaze Foley has been folded into country music legend – spoken of in whispers, his influences keenly felt but never explicitly...
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First Reformed – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 01/06/2018 as part of Sundance London. Paul Schrader has returned with First Reformed, an understated but extremely powerful tale of a man in doubt of his own...

The Purge in the Age of Trump

Prior to 2017, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States seemed like an impossibility. Even after he was voted into power, there was confusion and calls for recount. Just like...
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Maudie – Review

What makes good art? What is good art? What is art? Perhaps these questions shouldn’t even be asked. After all: one man's rubbish is another’s treasure, and isn't beauty in the eye of the...
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The Magnificent Seven – Review

A remake of The Magnificent Seven, which itself was a reimagining of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, should be destined for mediocrity. Yet the under-appreciated Antoine Fuqua repeats his success with reimagining...
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Maggie’s Plan – Review

Jumping straight in makes for an awkward start ("I haven't had a relationship that lasted longer than six months" is an early line), but as conducted by the ever-watchable cast and its newly reinvigorated...

Good Kill – Review

From their portacabin of death, all-American jocks get to blow shit up with only RSI to fear; the lady cries yet complies; Ethan Hawke has a moral crisis whilst remaining utterly immoral; Betty Draper makes an...

Predestination – Review

Ethan Hawke swaps Boyhood for boredom in Predestination, the latest film to get lost in time travel. Despite a promising premise and outlandish imagination, Predestination fails overall to be fresh or...