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Review of The Sense of an Ending

Review of The Sense of an Ending

Fortunately, I was attracted to The Sense of an Ending by its cast and not put off by the lacklustre trailer that has been doing the rounds in the past…

Review of The Hatton Garden Job

Review of The Hatton Garden Job

I suppose it was inevitable the infamous 2015 jewellery heist by a group of senior citizens would be made into a film. In fact, The Hatton Garden Job is the…

Review of Aquarius

Review of Aquarius

Sonia Braga has had a long career and it seemed for some time the highpoint would be her excellent turn in Kiss of the Spiderwoman in 1985. However, with Aquarius…

Review of Raw

Review of Raw

In Raw, the debut feature for director Julia Ducournau, Justine, a committed young vegetarian starts at a college in order to become a vet. After being forced to eat raw…

Review of The Salesman

Review of The Salesman

The acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film snatched the best foreign language movie Oscar from the favourite Toni Erdmann at this year’s ceremony. There was much speculation that the…

Review of Going in Style

Review of Going in Style

Every few years, we seem to get a caper comedy involving a bunch of old guys, as if the film studios have realised that not all filmgoers are 14 year…

Reviews of I.T. and The Void

Reviews of I.T. and The Void

Pierce Brosnan’s post James Bond career has been as lacklustre as the one before he assumed the mantle of the world’s most famous spy. Aside from the critically acclaimed Love…

Review of Elle

Review of Elle

When the great Isabelle Huppert received her Oscar nomination for Elle, I thought she had been rewarded for the wrong role as she had been excellent in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things…

Review of Personal Shopper

Review of Personal Shopper

Director Olivier Assayas reunites with star Kristen Stewart for Personal Shopper, after the success of The Clouds of Sils Maria a couple of years ago. Personal Shopper has not been…

Reviews of The Love Witch and Graduation

Reviews of The Love Witch and Graduation

Here are two examples of how you should not set your expectations for a film based on a plot summary. The Love Witch tells the story of a young woman…