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Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me

Drawn from the true story of author and prolific forger Lee Israel, this often uncomfortably enjoyable character piece has a fine, even somewhat daring lead per…

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Film Review: Creed II

This follow-up to the first Creed three years ago has a different director in Steven Caple Jr. (as Ryan Coogler was off doing Black Panther) but the same thumpi…

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5 Film Review - The Grinch

Film Review: The Grinch

This computer-animated filming of the Dr. Seuss classic from the mostly France-based Illumination studio follows the original story fairly closely and is colour…

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Film Review: Widows

The latest intense character drama from Steve McQueen is an impressively-cast, powerfully played and disturbingly violent epic with an intriguing pedigree.…

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4 Film Review - Robin Hood

Film Review: Robin Hood

The folkloric public-domain outlaw gets another cinematic spin in this fairly ludicrous sub-action-epic rethink of the character evidently thrown together to sp…

Film Review - Lean on Pete

Film Review: Lean on Pete

Drawn by English director Andrew Haigh from author (and muso) Willy Vlautin’s novel, this quiet, modestly powerful character piece offers a strong turn by star …

Film Review: The Children Act

Ian McEwan’s 2014 novel is filmed by stage, screen and TV director Richard Eyre, and the result is a slightly flawed drama with weighty themes underpinned by so…

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Film Review: The Old Man & The Gun

Star and co-producer Robert Redford (who recently turned 82) has stated that this factually-based, at times whimsical drama will be his last movie, and if so, i…

Film Review: Shoplifters

Writer, director and editor Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest effort won the Palme d’Or this year at the Cannes Film Festival and it’s easy to see why, as this sublimel…

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