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O.J.: Made in America – Review

Between black and white are over 500 shades of grey. This is the argument of Ezra Edelman’s exhaustive cinematic thesis on O.J. Simpson; a comprehensive documentary that shows that in order to understand...
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Live By Night – Review

What makes a “bad film”? Does the whole shebang have to be rotten? Or is it just aspects - the director, the cast, the story, the idea? It might be these questions, and probably a few more, that will...
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Hermia & Helena – LFF 2016 Review

Hermia & Helena is rather frustrating. Beginning friskily - and a little quirkily - the scene is set when Camila (Agustina Muñoz) takes over Carmen’s (María Villar) artist’s residency in New York,...

Boyhood – Review

Richard Linklater’s expertise - or at least his largest triumphs - has been in the capturing of rapidly burning candles. By comparison, Boyhood (a project filmed over twelve years) is a great fire; burning...

Nebraska – Review

Nebraska has a destination, but Alexander Payne is in no hurry to get us there. His new movie ambles along gently; clippity-clopping towards its pot of gold, while it gazes back into the past. Its strength...

Oldboy (2013) – Review

Chan-wook Park's Oldboy squints into a broken mirror. It sees not a reflection but a remake; Spike Lee's version of events gurns back - the very definition of a pointless movie. Stripped of the original's...