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: Just Mercy (2020) -Viewing Injustice

Back in 2013, Destin Daniel Cretton made a feature-length version of his short film, Short Term 12. While it largely went unnoticed, it highlighted Cretton's vision as a master of the many different languages of film. Instead of saying things outright, emotion and exposition were conveyed through a look, a moment of silence, a piece …

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Review: Bombshell (2020) – A Little Conservative

I'll make it clear right from the start, I was not the target demographic for Jay Roach's Bombshell. This tale of sexual harassment within the ultra-conservative walls of Fox News at first glance is a story disconnected from the rest of the world. Roach and writer Charles Randolph thankfully disagree and a film that could …

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Review: Rocketman (2019) – This Dream Looks Like Reality

While last years Bohemian Rhapsody can be accused of having a narrow focus and a somewhat warped idea of the issues facing an iconic figure, Rocketman manages to flit between the many conflicting elements of a psyche that proves both fascinating and relate-able while allowing for moments of genuine wonder. Some might say it is …

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