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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...
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Review: Phantom Thread

When you use words like “elegant”, “exquisite”, and “sumptuous” to describe something, there comes an unavoidable sense of pretension that clouds all else. When...
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Review: You Were Never Really Here

Dark, brooding and savagely violent, You Were Never Really Here never loosens its grip on your attention. Lynne Ramsay’s newest film smacks of the...

Review: Black Panther

Centuries ago, a meteorite struck central Africa; an alien metal made of ‘vibranium’, was perceived to be a spiritual source of power. The influence...

Review: I, Tonya

I, Tonya, the true story of American figure skater Tonya Harding, could have been a lot of different things. A failed, faux figure-skating Rocky;...

Three Billboards is sorely misunderstood by its critics

Witty, poignant, and apparently controversial, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri has – since snapping up four Golden Globes and a number of BAFTAs – suddenly...