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  • Film Review – The Beasts (2022)

    Film Review – The Beasts (2022)

    The Ten Commandments teach us to ‘Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself‘, including fellow humans, animals, and all life. However, in Rodrigo Sorogoyen‘s The Beasts (As Bestas), that commandment goes out the window. The four walls we live within are meant to be our sanctuary, protecting us from the wilderness of the outside world.…

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  • Film Review – Tropic (2022)

    Film Review – Tropic (2022)

    Sisterhood and brotherhood can be bonds that are hard to break. In Edouard Salier‘s Tropic, the brotherly bond is vigorously tested as brothers train to become astronauts. Science fiction doesn’t always have to be about invading aliens, the unknown, or even technology. Salier‘s drama is very much a sci-fi story grounded in reality, with a…

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  • 2023 Glasgow Film Festival Review – The Ordinaries (2022)

    2023 Glasgow Film Festival Review – The Ordinaries (2022)

    Do you ever wish you could fit in somewhere other than where you are now? Sophie Linnenbaum‘s inventive feature debut, The Ordinaries, is a delightful satirical look at society. What type of character are you? Are you the main character or a supporting character? Do you have a role, or do you even want one?”…

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  • Film Review: Broker (2022)

    Film Review: Broker (2022)

    Japanese film maker Hirokazu Kore-eda continues his journey around the world creating films. His latest film Broker now takes him closer to home and South Korea. His previous film The Truth starred Catherine DeNeuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in his French and English language debut. Cinephiles who love their world cinema and arthouse films…

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  • Film Review – Skinamarink (2022)

    Film Review – Skinamarink (2022)

    Ever since Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, horror films with micro-budgets started to be taken more seriously. The big studios in hunt for the next thing had their eyes open very wide. 2022, Kyle Edward Ball’s no budget experimental horror Skinamarink made big waves on the film festival circuit. Shudder obliged by picking u the rights…

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  • Film Review: The Fabelmans (2022)

    Film Review: The Fabelmans (2022)

    Cinema is the one true place we all love to go to escape. Immerse ourselves with the world that’s on the screen, a world we think we belong to. Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans will transport us into that world, with a love letter to film. Or is it to his own parents? Both. This is…

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  • Film Review – Tar (2022)

    Film Review – Tar (2022)

    It’s no secret, we can easily be the masters of our own downfall. We can take the steps to get us to the top of the castle, one false move the walls come crumbling down. In Todd Field’s Tar, Cate Blanchett is exceptional as a music maestro whose life unravels in the face of allegations.…

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  • Film Review – Babylon (2023)

    Film Review – Babylon (2023)

    Jared Leto will sleep easily tonight after the release of Damien Chazelle’s Babylon. The latest film from the man who created Whiplash (2014), First Man (2017) and La La Land (2019). Films many cinephiles consider as a ‘Masterpiece’ and the Oscar success of his previous film, the word that comes to mind is baffling…How the…

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  • Film Review: Vengeance (2022)

    Film Review: Vengeance (2022)

    BJ Novak will always be best known as Ryan Howard in the American version of The Office. A Smart character actor who can count likes of Inglorious Basterds, Saving Mr Banks and The Founder. Now he can add directorial feature in the shape of Vengeance to his ever increasing CV . The film had a…

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  • Film Review – White Noise (2022)

    Film Review – White Noise (2022)

    Unfilmable books seem to be Hollywood’s greatest challenge . Many have succeeded (Lord Of The Rings, Trainspotting), others like Noah Baumbach’s White Noise should have stayed unfilmed. Tinseltown seem to get a little ambitious every now and then and take a detour off the remake path to make something original. Kudos to any film-maker adventurous…

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