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Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri Review – Frances McDormand is Formidable in Martin McDonagh’s Darkly Funny Drama

RAPED WHILE DYING. AND STILL NO ARRESTS? HOW COME, CHIEF WILLOUGHBY? It’s with these three sentences that fired-up mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) wages war against the Police Force of […]

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All the Money in the World Review – Sir Ridley Scott’s Re-Casting Gamble Has Paid Off in a Film That Will Hold Your Riveted Attention to Ransom

If one story has shaken the cinematic circuit up, it’s undoubtedly Ridley Scott’s creative decision to re-cast shamed actor Kevin Spacey, following sexual harassment claims, with the acclaimed Christopher Plummer, […]

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Molly’s Game Review – Aaron Sorkin Deals a Deft Hand of Screenwriting Aces with His Imperfect yet Ambitious Poker Drama

In terms of American screenwriters, other than Tarantino, none go more recognised and revered than Aaron Sorkin. Having penned the screenplays for A Few Good Men, The Social Network (for […]

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In Defense of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Reflecting on Rian Johnson’s Film as an Allegory for the Toxicity of Expectation

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BELOW After two years of nervous anticipation, Rian Johnson’s newest entry into the Star Wars canon brings us the scene we’d […]

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Happy End Review – Michael Haneke’s Latest is a Lesser Work, a Bourgeois Fever Dream and a Cinematic Slip-Up in an Otherwise Faultless Filmography

Funny Games. The White Ribbon. Amour. Hidden. All fantastic films that attest to Austrian director Michael Haneke’s untethered, unusual yet unique brilliance. With these in mind, I was eagerly anticipating […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review – Rian Johnson Balances the Cultural Force of the Star Wars Mythos, With This Divisive Yet Original Entry in the Skywalker Saga

In 2015, Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams gave us Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film that brought George Lucas’ vision of a galaxy far, far away back to the […]

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review – Less Planet Earth, More Planet Hollywood, in this Amusing and Action-Packed Return to the Jungle World of Jumanji

There’s been a lot of criticism aimed at Hollywood’s habit of rebooting every franchise going. So eyebrows were suitably raised when it was announced that Sony was tackling a sequel […]

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The Disaster Artist Review – Oh, Hai CUB Reader! James Franco’s Dramatization of the Making of Cult Classic ‘The Room’ Will Tear You Apart with Laughter

It’s practically a rite of passage for anyone to see the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau’s infamously ill-received indie project, The Room. What’s been dubbed as the ‘Citizen Kane of Bad Movies’ […]

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Knock Knock, Who’s There, The Cinema of Despair: Why is Contemporary Cinema Afraid of a Little Misery?

Here’s a little trivia for you: what do 99% of modern, mainstream films have in common? Is it a famous star in the lead? Could be. Is it that it […]