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The Killing of a Sacred Deer Review – Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, the Deity of Discomfort, is Back Doing What He Does Best

If Yorgos Lanthimos’ surrealist tragicomedy The Lobster was an unsettling interrogation on relationships, then his newest film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, is a similarly absurdist examination on the […]

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Call Me By Your Name Review – Luca Guadagnino’s Glowing Gay Romance is The Romeo & Juliet of Our Times

With Call Me By Your Name, one can herald the cemented arrival of a spiritual successor to Luchino Visconti, the master of romantic Italian cinema: director Luca Guadagnino. And with […]

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Paddington 2 Review – A Fluffy, Frivolous Film that Honours the Heart of Michael Bond’s British Bear

The Godfather Part II. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Toy Story 2. A varied few among a larger minority of sequels that built upon, polished off or superseded their predecessors. To […]

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Good Time Review – A Day in the Life of a Criminal Makes for An Hour and a Half of Pure Adrenaline and Aesthetic Beauty

Ben and Josh Safdie’s new crime-drama, Good Time, is not your usual foray into the genre. Where most crime films explore the life of a criminal, as in White Heat, […]

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Murder on the Orient Express Review – All Aboard! Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Latest is One Train Journey Worthy of a Ticket

If you want to adapt a classic story, Sir Kenneth Branagh is the man for the job. So, with the likes of Henry V (1989), Hamlet (1996) and Cinderella (2015) […]

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John Carpenter, Master of Disguise: Why He’s the Answer to that Classic Question of what Cinema Should Be

There’s that well-known argument between film fans: should cinema be art, or just pure entertainment? Can one be entertained by one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s slow-burning allegories, or find an artistic […]

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Thor: Ragnarok Review – Director Taika Waititi steals Thor’s Thunder in this Zippy, Quippy Threequel

In spite of its overwhelming success, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been criticised in the past for not providing its directors with much room to express themselves personally: I myself […]

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Harvey Weinstein, The Systemite: Why Weinstein is a Product of a Much Larger Issue

Harvey Weinstein is an abominable man: his crimes are countless and his existence corrosive. Yet he is a pawn, despite his power. Who is his master? The social institutions that […]

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The Snowman Review – An Emotionally Cold, Confusingly Edited Mess of a Movie

In my Autumn preview, I made it clear how excited I was for The Snowman. It has all the ingredients for a great frosty thriller. Scandinavian source material, in Jo […]