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Film Review: Foxtrot

Foxtrot is an ambitious and emotional drama which may appear to be about war and its terrible consequences but proves instead to be more about the characters an…

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Film Review: Brothers’ Nest

Although this black comedy from the Jacobsen brothers Shane (co-star, executive producer) and Clayton (director, co-star, co-producer, co-editor) is grimly enjo…

Film Review: Disobedience

After his Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, Chilean co-writer/director Sebastián Lelio’s filming of Naomi Alderman’s novel Disobedience is another study of compl…

Film Review: Upgrade

Upgrade is a dark science fiction/‘body horror’ drama, complete with moments of violence and gore that prove awfully funny.…

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Film Review: Incredibles 2

It’s been 14 years since The Incredibles, and writer/director/voicer Brad Bird has brought back the superheroic Parr family for a follow-up that’s just as witty…

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Film Review: Hereditary

Hereditary is a sometimes exceedingly uncomfortable horror-drama with stars unfamiliar within the genre, a doomy sense of mostly-sustained menace and a series o…

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Film Review: Tea with the Dames

Tea with the Dames chronicles a “gossip meeting” between four English acting legends, and comes from prolific director Roger Michell, but those Dames and their …

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Film Review: Gauguin

Gauguin tries hard to make Paul Gauguin appear as more than a bit of a creep, but this study of his time in Tahiti ignores too much of the ugly truth to be take…

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Film Review: LBJ

This biopic based upon a chunk of the life of America’s 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, is an odd, stilted affair with a curiously distanced feel.…

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Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

The latest entry in the whole Star Wars thing comes less than six months after The Last Jedi and is intended as a stand-alone tale that tells you all about Han …

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Film Review: The Bookshop

Prolific Barcelona-born director Isabel Coixet is best-known for her diverse and often dark English-language dramas (Learning To Drive, Elegy, My Life Without M…

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Film Review: Aurore

Like so many French films, Aurore tells the tale of a middle-aged person rediscovering their spark through love, yet tackles a topic that few movies ever do.…

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Film Review: Deadpool 2

Deadpool returns in a sequel that manages to up the in-joking, violence, cameos and meta plot points, which will please fans but royally annoy anyone looking fo…

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Film Review: Cargo

Expanded from a popular short film written by Yolanda Ramke and co-directed by her and Ben Howling in 2013, this SA-shot horror-drama comes along at a time when…

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Film Review: Tully

Reuniting the main players from Young Adult (producer/director Jason Reitman, producer/writer Diablo Cody and producer/star Charlize Theron), Tully is an intima…

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Film Review: Midnight Oil: 1984

This insightful documentary from Ray Argall is mainly constructed from film he took of Midnight Oil in 1984 (and slightly beyond), and which remained unseen and…

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Film Review: The Endless

The Endless is the latest from proudly low-budget multi-taskers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. It’s an exercise in intimate unease that presents a pote…

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Film Review: Breath

Breath is an often-beautiful-looking drama tinged with a dark Ausralian tone that, in the end, doesn’t quite come together.…

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Film Review: Re-evolution

Made on a shoestring budget, Re-evolution’s slick looks and strong performances make it an effective action-thriller with a philosophical edge.…

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