Review: Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2018) – The Strong Silent Type

Coming off a strong opening picture, Director S Craig Zahler follows up Bone Tomahawk with a less talkative picture but one equally as concerned with the human condition and how far people can be pushed before we push back, and push hard. While Tomahawk used ultra-violence to remind us of the differences between people, the …

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Review: Captain Marvel (2019) – Higher, Faster, Backwards?

It's 2019, we've been watching Marvel films for over 10 years and have witnessed origin stories for almost all of the heroes that fill up the Marvel Cinematic Universe and while each is unique to its specific characters they all push new and exciting boundaries that bring them to life in a way that makes …

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Review: The Aftermath (2019) – The Future Is Bright

While it would be easy to say that Kiera Knightley is having a good year after watching Colette, I'm pretty sure she just doubled down. While it might not be as culturally relevant or sexually expressive as her prior work (despite trying to be the latter) it is equally as important and vital thanks to …

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Catching Up: An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (2018) – What?

When watching anything there is usually a Eureka moment for me when I can say what that film is about. Be it something personal to just me or a grand theme that the director is prodding at in his own little way. That never came while watching Jim Hosking's latest surreal comedy for the very …

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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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