Review: On The Basis Of Sex – Extroverted & Exaggerated

Two months ago I watched the excellent documentary RBG, a thoughtful dissection of the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can read my thoughts on that here. Thanks to that thoughtful, emotional and honest character study, I like to think that there are elements of the woman who are unique, special even …

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Review: Fighting With My Family (2019) – A Tough Nut to Crack

While implying an outlandish comedy that takes some risks in its approach to comedy, Fighting With My Family is far from the laugh out loud comedy its title suggests. This is far more conventional than most would expect and while some smaller moments work on a dramatic level its hard to find the core of …

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Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2019) – Be The Best You, You Can Be

When I finally got around to watching Can You Ever Forgive Me in cinemas I didn't know it would be the last film I would watch before a forced sabbatical brought on by a draining cold that seemed to linger much longer than it should have, like an extended family member at a birthday party. …

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Review: Colette (2019) – Choose To Be Free

When I started drafting this review I thought I was going to write something about good biopics and then I realised I didn't know what made a good one. I couldn't place that magical X factor that made First Man's depiction of Neil Armstrong more compelling than say 42, the dramatisation of Jackie Robinson's early …

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