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  • Film Review – Ghost In The Shell (2017)

    Film Review – Ghost In The Shell (2017)

    Hollywood and the history of remakes go way back. As other genres and formats, such as animation, began to enter the scene, things got even more intriguing. Remakes have been a part of the industry for a long time and have ranged in quality and critical success, from outstanding to downright terrible. In 2017, another…

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  • Film Review – Three Billboards Near Ebbing Missouri (2017)

    Film Review – Three Billboards Near Ebbing Missouri (2017)

    ‘Masterpiece’ is a word that gets easily thrown around in the film world. Many cinephiles are very quick to label those films ‘masterpieces’ and demonise those who don’t agree with them. There is films that deserve the label , others like Martin McDonagh‘s Three Billboards Near Ebbing Missouri (2017) don’t. Not a terrible film but…

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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 – Final Portrait (2017)

    Film Review – Final Portrait (2017)

    Netflix can be a wonderful place to discover those ‘blink you miss’ cinema releases or those films that deserve a bigger audience. After watching Stanley Tucci‘s A Quiet Place clone The Silence, I stumbled across Final Portrait (2017). A little known charming indie directed by Tucci, probably seen more on the Festival circuit than cinema.…

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  • Film Review – Mobile Homes (2017)

    Film Review – Mobile Homes (2017)

    Based on his 2013 award winning short film of the same name, Vladimir De Fonteney’s Mobile Homes. A film based on those lost in the cracks of the American Dream, the forgotten and the impoverished. Life is full of pitfalls, wrong turns, bad choices and regrets. Imogen Poots stars as a young mother trying to…

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  • Film Review – It Comes At Night (2017)

    Film Review – It Comes At Night (2017)

    The end of the world will be no laughing matter, whatever causes it. The fear of what waits for you after an apocalyptic event especially what caused it is invisible. In Trey Edward Shult‘s It Comes At Night (2017) it seems the cataclysmic event was a plague. This film is more interested in the heightened tension ,…

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  • Film Review – Alien Covenant (2017)

    Film Review – Alien Covenant (2017)

    40 years ago in 1979, Ridley Scott directed Alien, a claustrophobic masterpiece that merged sci-fi with the horror which no one could hear you scream. Seven years later James Cameron gave us the near perfect sequel, Aliens (1986). It showed how adaptable the original film idea could be, now blending sci-fi with action thriller. Both…

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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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