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The Power of the Dog – Venice 2021 Review

Jane Campion’s latest film, an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s The Power of the Dog, is a masterful excavation of the cracks and wrinkles of masculinity, and the ways that men hide from themselves in order...
Army Of The Dead

Army of the Dead – Review

The first 20 minutes of Army of the Dead are an absolute joy to watch. After an efficient, no-nonsense explanation of how the zombie apocalypse came to pass, we’re treated to a bombastic montage showing the...
The Woman In The Window

The Woman in the Window – Review

Despite director Joe Wright’s aesthetically-pleasing visual storytelling, cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s thoughtful coordination of symbolic framing and lighting, and a stellar cast attempting to...
Things Heard And Seen

Things Heard and Seen – Review

A young family uproot to a 19th century farmhouse in upstate New York after the husband lands a coveted academic position. The wife puts her artistic dreams on hold to support him and look after their young...
Stowaway Edit

Stowaway – Review

It seems like everyone's going to space these days; the exploits of Branson and Musk attempting to blast us normal folk into the cosmos has brought a renewed interest in the thinking man's sci-fi film....
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Concrete Cowboy – Review

Concrete Cowboy stars Idris Elba and Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin as an estranged father and son whose fraught reunion takes place in Philadelphia’s underground horse-riding scene. This setting –...
Madame Claude (1)

Madame Claude – Review

“This story is based on true events from the imagined life of Fernande Grudet, aka Madame Claude” reads a title card opening the second feature biopic of the legendary mid-century French brothel owner....
Coven Of Sisters 2

Coven of Sisters – Review

An eerie tale of sisterhood haunted by the sound of chanting and complete with shots of burning stakes - Coven of Sisters is tasked with retelling a familiar story. Pablo Agüero’s film is a battle of...
Moxie

Moxie – Review

Vivian, the protagonist of Amy Poehler’s Moxie, starts the film timid, quietly submitting to the high school superlative of “most obedient”, and by the end of the film she is clad in a leather jacket...
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I Care a Lot – Review

Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) wants everyone – sworn on God before the court – to know her heart is gold. Polished, honeyed phrases say all the right things: she is worried about her elderly charges, she...

News of the World – Review

Like News of the World protagonist Jefferson Kidd (Tom Hanks), Paul Greengrass has made a career spinning headline news into info-tainment for paying audiences. However, Greengrass’ latest is no meditation...
Malcolm Edit

Malcolm & Marie – Review

Covid-conscious filmmaking is a tricky business. When production of Euphoria's second season was halted due to the pandemic, creator Sam Levinson and star Zendaya cooked up a more viable creative outlet: a...
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...