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Film Review: The White Crow

Ralph Fiennes’ study of an important chunk of the life of Rudolf Nureyev (1938 – 1993) is a talky, ponderous affair enlivened (of course) by some fabulous…

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Film Review: The Lion King

Disney’s photorealistic CG remake of its own old-school 1994 musical classic is, like their recent redo of Aladdin, a wholly unnecessary and ho-hum affair that …

Film Review: Crawl

Director Alexandre Aja’s latest thriller/horror outing wades through some broadly-written characters, a few contrivances and a heady dose of silliness, all in t…

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Film Review: Booksmart

Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with Booksmart, a slightly derivative teen friendship drama that still proves mostly enjoyable thanks to memorable perf…

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Film Review: Parasite

Co-writer/director Bong Joon-ho’s black-comic drama is the first Korean movie to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and it’s easy to see why, as th…

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Film Review: Yesterday

Producer/director Danny Boyle’s latest has clunky moments and dubious touches, and yet it proves a crowd-pleasing charmer anyway because of a startlingly large …

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Film Review: Toy Story 4

24 years after the first in the franchise, the fourth Toy Story movie is yet another delight, with beautiful animation, a glittering voice cast, some gorgeous g…

Catherine Deneuve in Claire Darling

Film Review: Claire Darling

Catherine Deneuve, a titan of European cinema, is the best reason to catch co-writer/director Julie Bertuccelli’s slightly strained but moving drama.…

Film Review: Never Look Away

Cologne-born filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s third effort is a genuinely epic and emotionally devastating drama heavily inspired (without credit) b…

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Film Review: Tolkien

This enjoyable enough biopic concerning much of the life of ‘high fantasy’ author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, JRR to his fans, nevertheless falls short of greatn…

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Film Review: Always Be My Maybe

Director Nahnatchka Khan’s edgy rom-com features lovely work from stars and co-writers Ali Wong and Randall Park offering plenty of biting gags about the Asian …

Film Review: X Men: Dark Phoenix

The tenth in this run of Marvel X-Men movies is also one of the least impressive, probably due to a troubled production and extensive reshoots that changed and …

Film Review: Red Joan

Drawn from Jennie Rooney’s novel and directed by theatre-intensive type Trevor Nunn, this well-intentioned, oddly anachronistic UK drama features Judi Dench som…

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Film Review: Brightburn

Advertised as a darkly scary variation on the Superman myth, this intense horror film often strains credibility but is grounded by strong performances and some …

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