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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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‘Clash’ Review – Intensely Uncomfortable Egyptian Crisis Drama

The film begins with a static shot from within the van we will be confined in for the entirety of this 98 minute film. As the van drives to its […]

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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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A Different Look at ‘La La Land’

Plato says “in metre and harmony and rhythm, [they] speak very well–such is the sweet influence which melody and rhythm by nature have… music puts upon colours”. Plato argues against […]

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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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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, […]

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Silence Review – Martin Scorsese proves why he is the God of Modern American Cinema

Silence, Scorsese’s 24th feature film, starts in darkness. Ambience rises, the sounds of the Japanese countryside, with birds tweeting, wind breezing. And then cut. The title. Silence. This simple sequence […]