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  • Film Review – Frantz (2016)

    Film Review – Frantz (2016)

    When it comes to war, history has shown the only winners are those in power who have taken their nations to warfront. The losers are akways those stuck in the middle, the soldiers and their loved ones. In Francois Ozon’s Frantz (2016) we visit that pain, guilt and grief post World War One, can we…

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  • Film Review – Berlin Syndrome (2017)

    Film Review – Berlin Syndrome (2017)

    For anyone travelling around the world can be a wonderful experience. One of self discovery especially when your young. In Cate Shortland‘s Berlin Syndrome, Theresa Palmer‘s journey becomes one of bone chilling resilience and terror. Australian filmmaker is no stranger to putting her female lead characters through psychological torment. Somersault(2004), a young woman learns about…

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  • Film Review – Personal Shopper (2017)

    Film Review – Personal Shopper (2017)

    It feels like a lifetime ago when we first met Kirsten Stewart as a young Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga Movies. For many young actors that franchise could have trapped you in a typecasted nightmare for the rest of your career, not Stewart. She rolled up the sleeves and worked her socks off establishing…

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  • Film Review – Neruda (2016)

    Film Review – Neruda (2016)

    Over the years Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain has made a name for himself for creating movies of tragic figures, stories and dark blimps in his country’s history. Recently he made his English Language debut with Jackie based on Jackie Kennedy, but now he goes back to his homeland for Neruda. Swapping the brutality and oppression…

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  • Film Review – Lady Macbeth (2017)

    Film Review – Lady Macbeth (2017)

    They say never judge a book by its cover, this is a saying you could easily relate to William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth. An impressive unflinching directorial debut feature of oppression and lust in North East England. This movie may share the name of one of William Shakespeare’s tragic heroines, this does, however, share guilt and death. This…

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  • Film Review – Their Finest (2017)

    Film Review – Their Finest (2017)

    British cinema may not have risen to the dizzy heights of Hollywood, but for our size were proud of what we’ve done or are we just too humble to admit? Keep calm and carry on, the British Ministry Of Information are to make things right in Lone Scherfig‘s (An Education) Their Finest. A warming nostalgic…

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  • Film Review – I’m Not Your Negro (2017)

    Film Review – I’m Not Your Negro (2017)

    Powerful words deserve a powerful platform and Raoul Peck’s I’m Not Your Negro gets that platform, bringing James Baldwin’s voice to the big screen. Unless you know the ins and outs of the history of the American Civil Rights movement the poet-novelist Baldwin will be virtually unknown. But take into the fold his friends network…

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