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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...
Downsizing

Downsizing – Venice 2017 Review

Alexander Payne kicks off the 2017 Venice Film Festival with a strange, ambitious, and often pummellingly downbeat story. After Norwegian scientists make the miraculous breakthrough of cellular miniaturisation...
The Great Wall

The Great Wall – Review

Zhang Yimou’s first Hollywood feature feels like it was doomed to mediocrity from the start. Despite the credentials (this is the director of Hero, after all), the film appeared to offer up Hollywood’s...

Jason Bourne – Review

Matt Damon is Bourne again. From the swell of the understated music that's underpinned the series to date, we know that we are firmly in Jason's world. However, it is a more chaotic, even murkier world than...
The Martian

The Martian – Review

As with Andy Weir’s novel, the reason that The Martian works so brilliantly as a film is that it’s a one-man show that’s much bigger than just one person. Matt Damon shines as the lovechild of Neil...