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The Power of the Dog – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2021 as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage. Jane Campion’s latest film, an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s The Power of the Dog, is a masterful...
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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 –...

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...
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Western Stars – LFF 2019 Review

Bruce Springsteen is a cowboy now. Please, nobody tell him any different. He seems happy. In the clips cut into Western Stars’ concert footage, the Boss tramps through the American desert in his dustiest...
The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower – Review

If you only see one Stephen King adaptation on the big screen this summer… maybe wait for IT. First to arrive, The Dark Tower – based on an epic series of eight King novels – spans science fiction,...
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Jane Got A Gun – Review

Like Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man and countless other projects from development hell, Lynne Ramsay’s Jane Got a Gun is a film that will only ever exist in audience’s minds. It’s curious then, if nothing...
Ridiculous 6

The Ridiculous 6 – Review

With neither the anticipation of The Hateful Eight nor the veneration of The Magnificent Seven, in rides The Ridiculous 6. The potential freedoms of a direct-to-Netflix deal seem to have been ignored by...

Beyond The Reach – Review

At one point in Beyond The Reach, Michael Douglas’s increasingly crazed millionaire bellows a fine bit of paraphrasing: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, I kill you”. Then he throws some...

Slow West – Review

Despite getting off to a slow (wahey!) start, Slow West picks up pace as it craftily builds its world, tone and characters to culminate in a pulsating and well-earned finale. That Slow West is the...