Review: Paddleton (2019) – Breaking In On The End

Death in cinema is common, characters die all the time. Sometimes its sad, sometimes its violent and other times its strangely laughable. We all have different reactions to death and more often than not, film has the ability to trivialise it while basing much of a film's emotion around the simple notion that death affects …

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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: The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) – Unbalanced & Unfocused

I'm not sure what has changed in the eight years since Attack The Block came out but Joe Cornish's latest just doesn't have the same zest to it that his debut did. While it might be his transition to the fantasy genre or the fact that his latest is strangely political for a kids film …

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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: Alita: Battle Angel (2019) – Wide Eyed Naivete

Trying to say something new is every filmmakers goal, or at least it should be with everything they do. Be it something little, a human eccentricity that highlights a story or an emotion or something huge, like Avatar's brave new world of new and wondrous creatures. You don't have to construct a whole new world …

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