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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Review: John Wick Parabellum – Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Three Times!

When John Wick first entered into the zeitgeist back in 2014, the term art house action kept repeating all over social media and in reviews. The idea to stylise action seemed to most to be a novel concept, a new and interesting approach to a trend that has been well established for quite some time, …

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Review: Red Joan (2019) – A Little Red, Plenty Blue

Considering the resurgence of John Le Carre, slow-burn spy thrillers in recent years it seems like the perfect time for a film like Red Joan, a decade-spanning story of lies, duty and love. While it comes at a prescient time considering its message of nuclear proliferation, this Trevor Nunn film can't quite seem to hit …

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Review: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) – Bloody Harmless Nostalgia

Everyone has a take on the oftentimes whimsical stylings of Tarantino and his use of comic ultra-violence, or his representation of women, or for some odd reason according to my twitter feed in recent weeks, his obsession with feet? While much of Once Upon a Time sets it apart from his usual darker fare, it …

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Review: Eighth Grade (2019) – Looking For Life In All The Wrong Places

It's funny how much we are shaped by a fraction of our lives. Our formative teenage years to some extent mould who you are as a person. First time director Bo Burnham has crafted a film that speaks to how technology has affected the way people have grown and learnt who they are. Eighth Grade …

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Review: An Impossible Love (2019) – Two Steps Forward

When you think of classic French cinema it is easy to look at the iconic romances, films like Amelie and Populaire, the kind of film that have that certain French bite to them, the sardonic wit that makes them fizzle, despite being endlessly dreamy. The kind of cinema that is easy to watch, reinvigorating a …

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