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Gloria Bell – Review

2017's A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio's fifth film, was celebrated as a critical darling for a multitude of well-earned reasons – not least being Lelio's rich characterisation of Marina...
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Bel Canto – Review

Set amidst domestic tension within a non-descript country in Latin America, Bel Canto predominantly follows the perspective of Roxanne Coss (Julianne Moore), an American opera star performing at the private...
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Wonderstruck – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 05/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. To call a movie set in two distinct time periods a "film of two halves" might seem overly trite, but unfortunately, it’s the...
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Wonderstruck – LFF 2017 Review

To call a movie set in two distinct time periods a "film of two halves" might seem overly trite, but unfortunately, it’s the best possible descriptor for Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck. Taking place in both...
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Suburbicon – Venice 2017 Review

With mystery films, it’s often said that trailers should be avoided, and that going in blind is the best way to watch them. Suburbicon is an exception to this rule, as the final product bears very little...
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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...

Freeheld – Review

Freeheld’s first act combines irrelevant police cases with an awkward early-stage romance that develops into a cheesy, sun-splashed love story. The deferral of the main narrative leaves room to thoroughly...

Seventh Son – Review

Pop quiz, hotshot! What comes after “You chose this life”? A - “It chose me.” B - “Don’t talk to me about life.” C - “You can't hide from destiny.” Chose A? Congratulations!* Here’s $95...

Still Alice – Review

Still Alice is increasingly immersive, with dynamic camerawork and layered soundscapes replicating Alice’s perceptions for the audience, and conveying her alarmingly rapid decline. In comparison,...