Review: To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) – The Same But Different

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Its been two years since the first chapter in this Netflix trilogy and despite being set almost immediately after To All The Boys I Loved Before, the sequel P.S. I Still Love You doesn't seem to really remember who these …

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Review: First Love (2020) – Rhythmic Ultraviolence

Masatake Kubota and Sakurako Konishi First Love, the latest from director Takeshi Miike, a director some have referred to as the Japanese Tarantino is not what I expected. While there are shocking moments, Miike doesn't seek to shock his audience this time around, instead going for an often farcical comedy thriller that morphs constantly between …

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Review: Troop Zero (2020) – A Little Determination

Viola Davis, McKenna Grace and Milan Ray in Troop Zero There is an unwavering optimism in directing duo Bert & Bertie's Troop Zero. This 70s set dream of a picture is an inclusive, kind and magical film that constantly surprises, not only due to some impressive child actors but thanks to a script that manages …

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Review: The Lovebirds (2020) – Relationships Can Be Funny

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani in The Lovebirds The Lovebirds was originally headed straight into cinemas, a big brash comedy for the big screen. However recent times have sent it direct into home-viewing via Netflix. That might be why it in some ways feels bolder than their usual comedy efforts, a film that finds cringe …

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Review: Love Wedding Repeat (2020) -Play It Safe

Strangely enough, when thinking about how to start talking about Dean Craig's Love Wedding Repeat I kept coming back to The Sunset Limited. A 2011 HBO movie directed by Tommy Lee Jones, it takes place in one room with two men pontificating on everything from religion to morality as one man tries to save the …

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Review: Blow The Man Down (2020) – Compromise or Compromised?

Writing and directing duo Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy's low budget indie Blow the Man Down might be an incongruous blend of Coen brothers humour and Tarantino-esque spite but deep within the rotten core that makes up this black comedy crime caper is an utterly relatable question. Do we do bad things for the …

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Review: In the Line of Duty (2020) – Protect and Stream

The Aaron Eckhart starring In the Line of Duty begins, innocently enough with a montage of a man in control, one who for all intents and purposes seems a tad anal, the kind of person you'd hate to know because they always think they are right. Over the course of the film however this persona …

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Review: Military Wives (2020) – Keep Calm and Choir On

While for some Military Wives will feel like its own thing, a heartfelt story about different forms of courage. To me, it feels like a continuation of a trend that seems to be continuing unabated, with varying degrees of success. The cynical side of me can't help but see the releases of films about adults …

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