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Sundance 2019 – The Nightingale – Review

Jennifer Kent immediately established herself as a filmmaker to watch with The Babadook, her startling horror debut that delved into motherhood as much as it...
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Sundance 2019 – Late Night – Review

For decades, late-night talk shows have consistently ruptured the cosy containment of the television set, establishing themselves as vessels for both entertainment and discourse....

Sundance 2019 – The Death of Dick Long – Review

Much like its provocatively frank title, there’s something beautifully minimalist about Daniel Scheinert’s black comedy The Death of Dick Long. Moving on from the...
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Sundance 2019 – The Farewell – Review

Could lying ever be an act of love? This is the question that pulsates at the core of Lulu Wang's stirring new dramedy The Farewell,...
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Review: Booksmart

There's fewer things more satisfying in film than a successful underdog story. Perhaps that's why I've fallen so head over heels for Booksmart in the days...
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Under the Silver Lake – Review

Following up from his stylish horror homage It Follows, David Robert Mitchell has attempted to transition into the neo-noir space with his latest LA-set pastiche Under...
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Alita: Battle Angel – Review

Like the cyborgs that inhabit its glossy, commercialised metropolis, Alita: Battle Angel often feels stitched together from a scrapheap of genres and concepts. Far from a...
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Glass – Review

One doesn't need to look hard to notice that the cinematic landscape has evolved in the past couple of decades. Whilst Disney - and...
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Tales around the campfire: The Anthology Film

With The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the Coen Brothers have pushed the anthology film back into the awards sphere and popular conversation. It's notoriously a...

Director Spotlight: Yorgos Lanthimos

I will never forget the first time I watched Dogtooth. This feature – earning Lanthimos deserved recognition at both Cannes and the Academy Awards –...
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