Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) – A Modern Farce

The Trial of The Chicago 7 Much of Aaron Sorkin's second attempt at sitting in the directors chair, The Trial of the Chicago 7 hinges on the idea of organisation, or lack thereof. Instead of being a film narrowing down on an issue, it is a true story that concentrates on the kind of political …

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Review: Summerland (2020) – Believe In Something

Gemma Arterton in Summerland Summerland, despite the picturesque coastal town setting and playful demeanour is a war film but it uses its World War 2 setting and tale of loss to instead tell a story about emotional recovery and faith. This tale of patchwork family is told with such care and grace that a simple …

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Review: Finding The Way Back (2020) – Glass Completely Empty

Ben Affleck in Finding The Way Back It doesn't take an extensive google search to find out about Ben Affleck's issues with substance abuse. Titled Finding The Way Back in the UK (just The Way Back elsewhere), Gavin O'Connor's film is apt not only for a plot about knowing the right way out of a …

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Review: Hubie Halloween (2020) – One Man And His Thermos

Adam Sandler in Hubie Halloween While we all can point to a recent film in Adam Sandler's glut of shabby comedy outings as a guilty pleasure, be it one of his recent Netflix releases or before, at least one of them hit a cord with you. Or maybe it didn't. It's hard not to accept …

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Review: Bloodshot (2020) – Second Chance Superhero

Vin Diesel in Bloodshot Before the advent of cinematic universes and linking comic book movies, Bloodshot may well have been an acceptable and new addition to the now overly saturated sub-genre. However this Vin Diesel starring feature comes about 10 years too late as it feels like a pale imitation of a 2010s video game …

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Review: Rocks (2020) – Inner City Living

Bukky Bakray in Rocks At its most simple, Sarah Gavron's Rocks is a hard hitting drama about two siblings trying to manage when they are suddenly abandoned by their depressive mother, forced to fend for themselves in central London. It is in this setting, that Rocks proves itself a believable and honest snapshot of inner …

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Review: A Secret Love (2020) – A Hidden Life

Terry Donaghue and Pat Henschel in A Secret Love \There is a quote from George Eliot's Middlemarch at the beginning of Terreance Malick's A Hidden Life about how for a society to succeed or even flourish it requires the little known stories of people you often wouldn't take any notice of. Chris Bolan's documentary A …

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