The King

The King – Venice 2019 Review

Defeat the French at Agincourt? In that body? From his opening scenes as a spoilt emo princeling, whoring his way around Eastcheap, it’s hard to buy the French-American Timothée Chalamet as the legendary...
Marriage Story

Marriage Story – Venice 2019 Review

If your partner (or, perhaps, ex) is notching Emmy nominations while your play has just been shelved from Broadway, is it justifiable to be jealous? What if your marriage is actively obstructing your ambition?...
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Unicorn Store – Review

Brie Larson’s Unicorn Store seems to take place in a neighbouring universe to that of Boots Riley’s celebrated Sorry to Bother You. Though it has less of an anarchic agenda, Unicorn Store combines surreal...
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Triple Frontier – Review

After an extraordinarily troubled pre-production and subsequent Netflix distribution, Triple Frontier may have been best left in the drawer. The action thriller follows five ex-special forces friends who...
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High Flying Bird – Review

NBA agency drama High Flying Bird is talky – fast-talky. It was written by a man trained as a playwright, and it details the back-end business side of a major corporatised sport. Even if you already know...
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Velvet Buzzsaw – Review

A slasher satire of art criticism, Velvet Buzzsaw promises bite, blood, and a true element of danger – even if the pretentious victims are less than sympathetic. However, after an explosive trailer drop and...

The Christmas Chronicles – Review

'Kurt Russell as Santa' is as simple yet intriguing an elevator pitch as any, and in Netflix's latest festive original movie The Christmas Chronicles - it works. Unfortunately, not a lot else does in this...
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Set It Up – Review

Set It Up is a fun, refreshing film in a time where romcoms that enter our cultural consciousness are either iconoclastic Hollywood blockbusters (from Bridesmaids to Pretty Woman) or cringeworthy Netflix...
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Alex Strangelove – Review

Craig Johnson has never matched 2014’s The Skeleton Twins, and Alex Strangelove doesn’t change that. It’s an affable entry to the high school movie genre, and squeezes in several pleasant surprises...