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  • Film Review – The Truth (La vérité , 2019)

    Film Review – The Truth (La vérité , 2019)

    Japanese Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is what you would call an expert at painting the portrait of  family life, intimate even social commentary much like the way Bong Joon-Ho does it. For Kore-eda’s latest film it’s another first for him, his first Non-Japanese language film, The Truth (La vérité). The family dynamics are explored through a…

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  • Film Review – Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2019)

    Film Review – Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2019)

    Originality is hard to come by these days, many would never think it could come from a man who wore a Papier Mâché head.Being Frank Frank: The Sievey Story is the story of that man Chris Sievey and his Papier Mâché alter ego Frank Sidebottom. Even nine years after his death Frank Sidebottom and Chris…

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  • Film Review – A Simple Favour (2018)

    Film Review – A Simple Favour (2018)

    When it was announced that Paul Feig, a filmmaker renowned for comedies was making a ‘serious film’, it raised a few eyebrows. Could the director who made Bridesmaids bring us something delightfully dark, twisted? The answer is…Yes, its called A Simple Favour! When any director steps out of their comfort zone, curiosity always kills the…

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  • Blu-Ray Review – Sex, Lies And Videotape (1989, Criterion Collection)

    Blu-Ray Review – Sex, Lies And Videotape (1989, Criterion Collection)

    Over time, they say somethings get better as they age a little and then start to appreciate them a lot more. This is a sentiment you can easily relate to film, sometimes certain films should be left in the decade they came from like Sex, Lies, And Videotape. The 1989 film marked the directorial feature…

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  • Film Review – Beast (2018)

    Film Review – Beast (2018)

    He may not be on our Television screens anymore, the spirit of Jim Bergerac lives on in Beast. Michael Pearce’s brilliantly dark psycho-mystery loved on the festival circuit, sadly missed on its cinematic run, now available to own. Star-crossed lovers or star-crossed killers? The charming little island of Jersey been the setting for many Television…

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  • Film Review – Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

    Film Review – Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

    Nowadays if you’re in the public spotlight thanks to newspapers, magazines, and social media, people know everything about you. From where you are, do, eat, work, relationships, the list is endless you could easily say is very intense. Let’s go back to a time when film stars had some privacy (Late 1970’s to early 1980’s).…

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  • Film Review – The Third Murder (2017)

    Film Review – The Third Murder (2017)

    When it comes to family-focused dramas, Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of the best directors, some go as far as calling him an ‘auteur’. his latest film, The Third Murder is a departure from his usual affair, dipping his toes into a crime drama. From fractured family life to noir-esque cerebral drama, that attempts to justify…

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  • Film Review – Sweet Country (2017)

    Film Review – Sweet Country (2017)

    Nine years after his impressive directorial feature debut Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton is behind the camera once again with Sweet Country. There is no ‘sweet country’ to be found in this one, an examination of the oppression and harsh realities of the indigenous people of Austrailia the Aboriginees. A dark slice of Australian history…

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  • Blu-Ray Review – The Life Aquatic  With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection)

    Blu-Ray Review – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection)

    If there was ever a marmite Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) might just be that film. After the success of The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), there was a pressure for the film to succeed back in 2004. True Anderson fans despite the mixed critical response love Steve Zissou even with all…

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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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