Review: Chemical Hearts (2020) – Teenage Philosophy

Austin Abrams and Lili Reinhart in Chemical Hearts Just before 2020 took a nosedive and we all rushed inside our houses and plugged ourselves into Amazon Prime, Netflix and other streaming services, Netflix released the similarly themed yet vastly superior All The Bright Places onto their service. Much like Chemical Hearts it handled mental illness, …

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Review: Babyteeth (2020) – Dead Already

Essie Davis, Toby Wallace, Eliza Scanlen and Ben Mendelsohn in Babyteeth Among last year's Little Women remake's many achievements is the fact it put Eliza Scanlen on the map as an actor to watch and Shannon Murphy's Babyteeth further solidifies her impending stardom. However it does so in a film that despite some occasionally heartbreaking …

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Review: Proxima (2020) – Pull The Ripcord

Eva Green and Zélie Boulant in Proxima My first trip back to cinemas was to see Alice Winocour's Proxima at the end of July. That trip didn't go to plan, you can read about it here. On first watch Winocour's relationship drama felt like a discussion of compassion, empathy and understanding all through various forms …

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Review: Project Power (2020) – Everyone’s Medicated

Jamie Foxx and Dominique Fishback in Project Power Project Power isn't just an interesting idea, a entirely fresh take on the modern day superhero film but also an interesting allegory for the modern day drug trade, race and the power and fearlessness it can harness to disastrous extents. While not exactly an origins story, Project …

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Review: The Assistant (2020) – Side Effects Include Nausea

Julia Garner in The Assistant When your mind thinks of the phrase 'it takes a village', it always brings up this notion of community, the idea that we are stronger together than we are apart. To truly affect positive change, it takes everyone. People never think of the nefarious when contemplating the power of a …

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