Review: A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (2020) – A Helping Hand

Marielle Heller made waves last year with the Melissa McCarthy feature Can You Ever Forgive Me? It was a film that was brazenly selfish, amusingly so, with a cast of misanthropes and misfits failing to see the world around them due to their own deficiencies. Her follow-up, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood is oddly …

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Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) – Say My Name

Be it Great Expectations, Oliver Twist or Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens is a writer obsessed with the idea of a man finding himself in the company of those that see themselves as superior to him. The notion of class and living up to an idea of belonging to a stratum of society is a common …

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Review: Weathering With You (2020) – Everywhere You Go…

Walking into the packed cinema for Weathering With You I was struck not only by the number of people but also the wide variety of ages filling the seats and part of me didn't understand why. The film started but before that, there was a short Q&A with director Makoto Shinkai in which he explained …

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