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Song to Song – EIFF 2017 Review

Song to Song is both very similar and very different to Terrence Malick’s small but precious early filmography. Touring musicians BV (Ryan Gosling) and Faye (Rooney Mara) are identifiable as Bill and...
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Remainder – LFF Review

Beginning with a brutal shock to the system, Remainder becomes a disquieting, paranoid thriller with a sheen of clammy body horror. Just when you worry it’s writing itself into a corner, the unnamed...

Far from the Madding Crowd – Review

Vinterberg’s adaptation easily ticks the required boxes of a successful period drama. The sets are ready to be stepped onto, and there’s artistry and homeliness to the costuming. Moreover, Vinterberg...

Effie Gray – Review

As another chapter in the evolving period genre, Effie Gray combines the best of Merchant Ivory with the claustrophobia of a modern domestic thriller. Though the film is separated from Gone Girl by time,...