Review: If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) – It’s Got Weight To It

When Moonlight came out in 2016, Barry Jenkins movie astounded many different people and shot Marhershala Ali into the zeitgeist with his Oscar-winning performance. However while many enjoyed Moonlight for its trend setting story and cultural importance, not to mention some fantastic acting, I wasn't as taken by it as the rest of society on …

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Review: The Mule (2019) – Family Is Not A Mistake

When The Last Laugh came out, it defined itself through the concept of aging and how it could ridicule it. While The Mule also finds definition through the lens of an octogenarian, it doesn't define itself by his age, it merely adds to the story of redemption and understanding ones mistakes. While The Last Laugh …

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Review: Mary Queen of Scots (2019) – Two Sides of a Coin

Coming off the high of last years Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan returns to the spotlight as Mary in this carefully directed yet stunted period piece that despite many different qualities never quite feels like a piece of cinema designed for entertainment. Feeling more like a history lesson for most of its run, Josie Rourke's directorial …

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