Review: Missing Link (2019) – Desperately Seeking Susan

Since the dissolution of Studio Ghibli there hasn't really been a studio actively trying to make strong, adult-orientated animation except for Laika Studios. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, this year has brought us the joy of Toy Story 4 after all, the films coming out of Laika prove that there is a place …

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Review: Angel Has Fallen (2019) – Banning, Last Blood

Starting in 2013, the Fallen series started. Angel Has Fallen is supposedly the final chapter in a trilogy of films that set out to return a sense of 80s/90s machismo to Hollywood while attempting to say something pertinent about the state of American politics. Despite the films liberal leanings, this isn't a film consumed with …

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Review: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) – Bloody Harmless Nostalgia

Everyone has a take on the oftentimes whimsical stylings of Tarantino and his use of comic ultra-violence, or his representation of women, or for some odd reason according to my twitter feed in recent weeks, his obsession with feet? While much of Once Upon a Time sets it apart from his usual darker fare, it …

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Review: Eighth Grade (2019) – Looking For Life In All The Wrong Places

It's funny how much we are shaped by a fraction of our lives. Our formative teenage years to some extent mould who you are as a person. First time director Bo Burnham has crafted a film that speaks to how technology has affected the way people have grown and learnt who they are. Eighth Grade …

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Review: An Impossible Love (2019) – Two Steps Forward

When you think of classic French cinema it is easy to look at the iconic romances, films like Amelie and Populaire, the kind of film that have that certain French bite to them, the sardonic wit that makes them fizzle, despite being endlessly dreamy. The kind of cinema that is easy to watch, reinvigorating a …

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