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Review: On Chesil Beach

If you’re looking for the perfect film to watch with your parents, this isn’t it. Viewers in search of a buttoned-down, subtly sentimental period...

Sundance 2018 – Eighth Grade – Review

Certain associations are damaged with overuse. School, awkward teens, the nuances of young social lives - perhaps it's all been done before. But then...
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Sundance 2018 – First Reformed – Review

How do I even start to review First Reformed? A dense thing, so much of it incurs the sort of sheer fascination that had...

Sundance 2018 – The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Review

Sometimes you just need a film that’s perfectly pleasant. That’s not to say it can’t be bold in that demeanour, possess genuine stakes, or...

Sundance 2018 – Leave No Trace – Review

For a film to tackle the numbing effects of post-crisis dissociation with its entire formal being should be laudable. Leave No Trace, however, falls...

Cine Queer Review: Kings, Queens & In-Betweens, and Venus

When defining drag, it seems there are many variations. To some, or the mainstream, drag queens are cis-males dressing as, and putting on the...

Review: Brexitannia

On March 24th, as part of their ‘Right Now’ season of documentaries, the Phoenix screened Brexitannia. On the same day, an anti-Brexit really, ‘Devon...
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Review: Love, Simon

Love, Simon falls into two categories of film that are often disparaged by critics: it’s cheesy, and it’s about a high school romance. Cliché...
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Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising

The feature film debut of Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim: Uprising, takes place a decade after the first film in the franchise, and centres...
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Review: Ready Player One

I’ll start with the positives- it won’t take long. It’s fun and it’s pretty well done. That’s about it. If you have a fourteen...