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‘Neruda’ Review – Pablo Larraín’s Refreshingly Formalist Biopic on The Chilean Poet Hits All the Right Notes

In terms of telling the story of a publicly acknowledged figure, associated with an important moment in time, a lot of contextual information can often get mixed into what is […]

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The Handmaiden Review – Park Chan-wook’s Erotic Thriller is Scintillating, Subversive and Superlative

If there is one thing for certain with contemporary cinema, it’s that international cinema goes disappointingly unrecognised in the wider community. Diving into any one of these more obscure films, […]

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Free Fire Review – Reload Your Energy Levels, Ben Wheatley’s New Film is a Shotgun Blast of Fun

In cinema, there is often a reliance on intricate plot developments, with intrigue aroused by whodunits and convoluted thrillers dependent on a gimmick or MacGuffin that keeps interest at peak level for […]

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Ghost in the Shell Review – Deep Diving into Visual Splendour, Without So Much of the Depth

In terms of cinematic trends, one that breaks through consistently is that of the cyberpunk sci-fi aesthetic. From Blade Runner to The Fifth Element and even Tron: Legacy, it seems that audiences have somewhat of […]

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Get Out Review – Be Prepared for Racism to Get Out of Here

Jordan Peele is a name synonymous with American comedy, in his dual partnership with Keegan-Michael Key. So when you see his name attached to a wide release, you’d expect something similar in this regard. Yet, with Get Out, Peele […]

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Kong: Skull Island Review – Swings High, Lands With a Thunk

Ever since RKO’s 1933 fantasy classic, King Kong has been a staple in contemporary culture. Apologies to all the Godzilla fans out there, but Kong is and always will be the definitive movie monster. So […]

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Logan Review – A Film That Sinks Its Claws Into You and Doesn’t Let Go

In 1999, Bryan Singer made a decision that didn’t settle well with fans: he cast an unknown, one Hugh Jackman, as the Wolverine a.k.a Logan in his adaptation of X-Men. […]

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A Cure for Wellness Review: Verbinski’s cinematic asylum is full of crazy scares and psychological style

Gore Verbinski, now there’s a name you don’t hear as often as you should. The man responsible for bringing us the genuine scares of The Ring, the David Lynch levels of bonkers that […]

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Moonlight Review: Barry Jenkins’ Elegiac Visual Poetry Shines Bright in this Masterpiece

As it’s Oscar season, there are plenty of high quality films being released weekly. From the uplifting La La Land, to the low-key yet devastatingly powerful Manchester by the Sea, […]