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Film Review: Ad Astra

Brad Pitt toplines co-writer/co-producer/director James Gray’s science fictional psychodrama, and he’s certainly the best reason to sit through this weirdly ove…

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Film Review: Good Boys

Produced by Seth Rogen and his cronies, this deliberately coarse comedy plays like a juvenile Superbad, although it doesn’t quite hit those hormonal heights.…

Review: Memory: The Origins of Alien

Writer/director Alexandre O. Philippe’s latest documentary studies Ridley Scott’s over-studied Alien (1979) and still comes up with a surprising and fascinating…

Film Review: Downton Abbey

The much-anticipated movie version of ITV’s beloved Downton Abbey series will be considered an untouchable delight for fans, but anyone else will find it almost…

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Film Review: Angel of Mine

This American/Australia co-production from Strangerland director Kim Farrant is an occasionally awkward psychodramatic character piece enlivened by an unsettlin…

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Film Review: It Chapter 2

The second epic act of director Andrew Muschietti’s filming of Stephen King’s novel is too long (at 169 minutes) and FX-stuffed, but the cast and their beloved …

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Film Review: The Farewell

Writer/director Lulu Wang’s multilingual second feature is drawn from her own experience, and therefore features the kind of raw emotional pain that can only be…

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Film Review: The Kitchen

Andrea Berloff’s directorial début is a jumbled crime drama that dearly wants to be Martin Scorsese’s Good Fellas but struggles to strike a consistent tone.…

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Film Review: Amazing Grace

A long-time coming study of the great Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, this documentary stirs the soul regardless of whic…

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Film Review: Dragged Across Concrete

The third film from S. Craig Zahler is epically long, queasily provocative and brutally violent, but so brilliantly made you can excuse all of that… to a point.…

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Film Review: Dogman

Matteo Garrone’s latest drama features a terrific performance by Marcello Fonte and lots of scarily skewed sympathies.…

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Film Review: The Nightingale

Jennifer Kent’s follow up to The Babadook is easily among the harshest and most brutal cinematic depictions of Australian colonial life ever.…

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Film Review: Angel Has Fallen

The third film in the Fallen series again features Gerard Butler and lots of violent action, but whereas the previous pics were straight-faced nonsense, this is…

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Film Review: Midsommar

Writer/director Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary is a bigger, far more ambitious ‘folk horror’ effort with many gorgeous and graphic moments, although, once …

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Film Review: Late Night

Despite formidable work from stars Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, who also penned the script with Thompson in mind, this socially conscious comedic drama doesn…

Film Review: The Public

Writer, director and star Emilio Estevez’s latest outing is a nobly-intentioned character piece that overstretches a little but just works, mostly due to a fine…

Film Review: Ophelia

Australian director Claire McCarthy puts Daisy Ridley front and centre in this attempt at a revisionist, empowering spin on Hamlet through the eyes of his horri…

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