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Hillbilly Elegy – Review

In an early scene of Hillbilly Elegy, our protagonist, J.D. Vance, is at a catered three-course meal desperately trying to differentiate between the silverware positioned before him. It’s a familiar...
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Rebecca – Review

“I don’t believe in ghosts” declares Lily James, as her Mrs. de Winter sets off for a new life in Manderley. And yet this is a film undeniably haunted by the looming spectre of Hitchcock’s 1940 Best...
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The Boys in the Band – Review

It's been 50 years since the first stage-to-film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, and the world's a different place—or so you'd hope. Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking work is less...
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Enola Holmes – Review

On her sixteenth birthday, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) has her life upturned when her mother and mentor (Helena Bonham Carter) disappears, leaving her at the mercy of the misanthropic Mycroft (Sam Claflin,...
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Cuties – Review

Adolescence is a time few want to relive, but its inherent dichotomies are inexhaustible fodder for cinema. Cuties, Maïmouna Doucouré’s debut, evokes Céline Sciamma’s vision of youth in Water Lilies and...
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Unknown Origins – Review

Unknown Origins could and should have been so much better: a self-aware buddy cop movie with a crime-fighting duo investigating murders inspired by superhero origin stories. Fast, fun, and exciting with...
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Yes, God, Yes – Review

There is hardly a niche in the market for comedies about teens having a hard time in high school – Netflix pretty much has that side of the film industry covered. We know the drill: rumours fly and spread...
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Work It – Review

Netflix teen movies follow the same recipe: take a peppy teen star protagonist, comic relief, a love interest, break-up and make-up plot points, mix them together, pour into a high school, bake for 90 minutes...
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The Kissing Booth 2 – Review

Following on from a film populated by weird, inconsistent montages and a manipulative, creepy male lead, audiences were probably not expecting a masterpiece from this second instalment of The Kissing Booth....
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The Old Guard – Review

In a roulette of life and death, we meet Andy, an immortal soldier spinning without purpose through her existence. Stalking through the streets of Morocco, she joins Booker, Joe and Nicky, her counterparts in...
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Athlete A – Review

USA Gymnastics’ fall from grace has been complete in the years following the 2016 Olympics; as the women’s team came home with their second consecutive gold, Indianapolis local news pieced together...
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Da 5 Bloods – Review

Four African American veterans return to Vietnam to hunt for gold and the lost remains of their fallen leader, Stormin’ Norman. From the beginning it is clear that this is no return to glory, but a story of...
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All Day And A Night – Review

Joe Robert Cole’s second feature eschews the usual techniques for establishing audience rapport with its central character: before viewers properly get to know aspiring rapper Jakhor (Ashton Sanders), he...