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Film Review: Suspiria

A remake of Italian ‘horror maestro’ Dario Argento’s Suspiria has been on the cards for years, and here it receives the most extreme and epic of treatments by p…

Film Review: Boy Erased

Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir is filmed by Aussie Joel Edgerton, and the often low-key but powerful result shines an unholy light on the whole appalling practice…

Film Review: Journey’s End

R.C. Sherriff’s 1928 play is filmed again by director Saul Dibb and with a fine British cast, and it remains pretty damn powerful even if some of its thunder ha…

Film Review - Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

This longtime-coming biopic about a chunk of the life of Freddie Mercury a.k.a. Farrokh Bulsara (1946 – 1991) is full of foot-stomping Queen classics, all…

Film Review: Farenheit 11/9

Documentary auteur Michael Moore’s latest is, of course, largely about The Dark Age Of Trump, and although that might fill some audiences with horror, this rema…

Film Review: Beautiful Boy

This heavily emotional US drama from Belgian co-writer/director Felix Van Groeningen is built upon the performances of Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, who t…

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Film Review Halloween

Film Review: Halloween

John Carpenter’s original, trail-blazing Halloween (1978) 40 years ago is here sequelised directly, with that film’s survivor Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie St…

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Film Review - Backtrack Boys

Film Review: Backtrack Boys

Documentary filmmaker Catherine Scott wrote, directed, co-produced and served as cinematographer on this study of Armidale’s Bernie Shakeshaft and his Backtrack…

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Film Review Ghost Stories

Film Review: Ghost Stories

Jeremy Dyson (formerly of TV’s The League of Gentlemen) and Andy Nyman make their co-writing and co-directing feature debuts with this unnerving psychodramatic …

Film Review - Donbass

Film Review: Donbass

Writer/director Sergey Loznitsa’s wild, all-over-the-place depiction of the ongoing war in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, is a hard movie to get a handle on and does…

Film Review - A Star is Born

Film Review: A Star is Born

The first film as director (and co-star, co-producer and co-writer) from Bradley Cooper is an overlong, weirdly old-fashioned and somewhat toothless epic saved …

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Film Review: Wajib

Palestinian writer/director Annemarie Jacir’s latest is a sometimes dryly funny character drama which seems to be just about a slightly splintered family in the…

Film Review: In Like Flynn

A chunk of the highly dubious pre-Hollywood life of Errol Flynn (1909 – 1959) is depicted in this awkward Aussie passion project.…

Film Review: First Man

This production has been a long time-coming. Drawn from James R. Hansen’s book and originally to be directed by Clint Eastwood, it is now handled by Damien Chaz…

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Film Review: American Animals

British writer/director Bart Layton makes his feature début with this reality-blurring depiction of actual events, and while his dedicated cast works hard to ma…

Film Review: Custody

Definitely not a ‘date movie’, this is unquestionably one of the best and most ‘triggering’ pics of the year.…

Film Review: The Seagull

Anton Chekhov’s oft-filmed and endlessly performed 1895 play is adapted by theatre-intensive director Michael Mayer and scriptwriter Stephen Karam for a handsom…

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