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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Review: I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (2020) – A Lives Lived

Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette and David Thewlis No name comes to mind quicker when trying to think of a writer/director who has a singularly original take on the surreal than Charlie Kaufman, a truly unique presence in cinematic storytelling. That is why his decision to adapt his latest film, the gnawingly titled I'm …

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Review: Enola Holmes (2020) – Sister Act

Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes Even in the last 10 years, I can count on two hands the number of adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, either in film or on television with versions played by Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ian McKellan among the few from recent years worth mentioning. Some might say this …

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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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