Review: Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020) – Delightfully Dated

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in Bill & Ted Face The Music Its been 29 years since we last checked in with lovable imbeciles Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill Preston (Alex Winter), back when even then we had to believe 27 year old Reeves was a fresh faced teenager looking to save the world …

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Review: The Roads Not Taken (2020) – To Be or Not To Be

Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning in The Roads Not Taken Regret, despite playing heavily through performances isn't usually a visual concept, one you can tangibly feel through a simple sunrise or a faded photo in a wallet. Sally Potter makes regret visible in her latest feature The Roads Not Taken, something you can physically recoil …

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Review: The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) – Seasons Change

Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery in The Broken Hearts Gallery There is something inherently kitschy about Natalie Krinsky's The Broken Hearts Gallery from its classic 90's rom-com feel to how it embraces the idiosyncrasies of a new generation of New York newcomers and the fresh perspective they bring with them. It's also a film that …

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Review: The New Mutants (2020) – The Breakfast Club 1.5

Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy in The New Mutants Stuck in development hell ever since the faint whispers of a Fox-Disney merger emerged, Josh Boone's The New Mutants is the final film in Fox's hit and miss X-Men franchise, a young adult offshoot with dashed franchise dreams of its …

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Review: Tenet (2020) – A Hollow Rubik’s Cube

John David Washington in Tenet Lauded as the film that was going to save cinema and other hyperbolic statements that seemed too grandiose to believe, Christopher Nolan's latest is an ode to classic Bond spy drama's. Advertised as a true original story, a time-bending, globe-trotting epic with the same visual flair to be expected from …

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Review: Pinocchio (2020) – Darker Than Your Average Puppet Show

Federico Ielapi in Pinocchio Pinocchio, for all its ardent fans was never one of the Disney mainstays I was was introduced to as a child. For all the talk of growing noses and his desire to be a real boy, the rest of this outlandish fable eluded me. Upon further research, the original source material …

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Review: Onward (2020) – Ordinary Myths and Legends

Onward Since cinemas reopned, viewers have been starved for reliable content in a time of delays that has caused an unfortunate drought for flailing companies like Cineworld and Odeon. The one noticeable difference however is that child friendly fare such as Disney Pixar's Onward seems to be holding up quite well with the more busy …

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Review: The Night Clerk (2020) – The Lifeguard

Tye Sheridan in The Night Clerk The Night Clerk for all its conspiracy trappings and unconventional romance motifs isn't quite the film it wants to be. Believing itself to be a fresh take on autism, a tale for those who aren't quite neurotypical, the misunderstood wallflowers resigned to sit and watch instead of getting involved. …

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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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