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Review of Suburbicon

Review of Suburbicon

In an idyllic suburban town in 1959, a seemingly mild-mannered family man (Matt Damon) hatches a plan with his sister-in-law (Julianne Moore) to kill his wife, send his son to…

Review of Daddy’s Home 2

Review of Daddy’s Home 2

2015’s Daddy’s Home was a sufficiently big enough success to warrant this sequel. The original film was fairly pedestrian but with the Christmas setting and the cast additions, I was…

Review of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Review of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

In the late 1970s former Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) was trying to resurrect her career on the London stage. She meets the much younger actor, Peter Turner (Jamie…

Review of Ingrid Goes West

Review of Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Thorburn is a lonely and troubled young woman: after stalking and attacking a girl she was institutionalised. Released, and with the cash inherited from her Mum’s death, she moves…

Review of The Florida Project

Review of The Florida Project

Director Sean Baker is best known for 2015’s Tangerine, famously shot entirely on an iPhone. His follow-up, The Florida Project is shot instead on 35mm film, delivering a big-screen experience.…

Review of Only the Brave

Review of Only the Brave

I did not know much about Only the Brave before seeing it, other than it was about a group of heroic American wild-fire fighters. Not even knowing it was based…

Review of Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

Review of Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

I have never been into super hero comics. Truth be told, when I was a kid they weren’t really available. Tiger, Roy of the Rovers, and Scoop were much more…

Review of A Bad Moms Christmas

Review of A Bad Moms Christmas

The first Christmas set film out of the blocks this year is the sequel to 2016’s Bad Moms. The first film was a better than average mainstream comedy but this…

Review of Paddington 2

Review of Paddington 2

As a kid, I read a lot of Michael Bond’s Paddington books and I loved the TV series narrated by Michael Hordern. I approached the 2014 film with some trepidation…

Reviews of Insyriated & Una

Reviews of Insyriated & Una

Insyriated Philippe Van Leeuw’s Insyriated is set almost entirely in one apartment in Syria. As the brutal war wages outside Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) tries to keep her extended family…

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