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Film Review: Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider’s back and rebooted with grit and more human designs, but this outing proves as predictably silly as its forebears.…


Film Review: Human Flow

Ai Weiwei’s epic study of the ever-worsening refugee crisis was shot in 23 countries over the course of a year or so, and while it differs from many docos this …

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Film Review: 12 Strong

12 Strong is a very violent, loud and American war movie set straight after the events of September 11, 2001, with Chris Hemsworth in its very blokey lead role.…


Film Review: The Mercy

The Mercy marks director James Marsh’s follow-up to the much-praised Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything, and concerns a far more difficult real-lif…


Film Review: The Square

Swedish writer/director Ruben Östlund’s multilingual epic The Square won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and it’s easy to see why.…


Film Review: Timbuktu

The first Mauritanian film to be nominated for an Oscar, Timbuktu is a quietly powerful multilingual effort  that almost feels like a darkly comedic satire for …


Film Review: Winchester

A movie nurtured by the co-writing and co-directing German-Australian ‘The Spierig Brothers’, Peter and Michael, this supposedly ‘Inspired By Actual Events’ sup…

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Film Review: Finding Your Feet

Anyone who wants to sneeringly call this slightly calculated but nevertheless most endearing comedic drama ‘a movie for old people’ should think twice as the th…

Film Review: A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman is toplined by a beautifully-controlled performance by Chilean actress and singer Daniela Vega, an acclaimed trans stage performer in only her…


Film Review: Lady Bird

Lady Bird is a sharply-played semi-coming-of-age drama with much familiarity, yet enough spiky humour to offset most of the clichés, and star Saoirse Ronan who …

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Film Review: Black Panther

Black Panther gives the eponymous hero a whole epic to himself and the complicated story of his long-hidden homeland with some pseudo-Shakespearean power strugg…

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Film Review: The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris is a pretty bland recreation of the facts leading up to the 2015 Thalys terrorist train attack, and it’s notable for featuring lots of non-ac…


Film Review: Happy End

Happy End, the latest ironically-titled offering from Austrian writer/director Michael Haneke comes five years after his Amour, and proves less a terribly movin…

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Film Review: Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves is apparently a labour-of-love that was in development for 14 years, yet the finished product is just as rife with clichés and full of violently …

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Film Review: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is the latest much-discussed and visually sumptuous epic from writer, director, co-producer and uncredited director of photography Paul Thomas An…

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Film Review: Sweet Country

Sweet Country is a sometimes scorchingly powerful drama featuring fine work from a sweaty cast, astonishing Alice Springs locations and a palpable sense of quie…

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Film Review: I, Tonya

With excellent work from Margot Robbie and the ensemble cast, I, Tonya skates a line between drama, comedy and bio-pic, frequently breaking the fourth-wall and …


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