Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) – Pick Your Team Wisely

There has been a recurring theme in Marvel's latest offerings in that entertainment comes from conflict so having the films central characters at each others throats makes for good drama, therefore good entertainment. I also believe this is where Marvel has been making its significant blunders as of late. Conflict needs to be earned, there …

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Review: I Kill Giants (2018) – Fear Makes Children Do The Darndest Things

It's pretty clear from the outset that despite the interesting title, the playful trailer and the occasional step into the fantastical, this isn't a film about giants at all.  In fact while other films clamour to this idea that kids are indestructible beacons of hope, I Kill Giants brings them down to earth by diving …

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Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018) – My Friends are the Most Interesting Thing About Me

In the last few years teen movies have sought to make its main characters complete while claiming to be coming of age stories leaving no room whatsoever for its characters to manouvere. Sierra Burgess is a Loser doesn't do this. It acknowledges right off the bat that she isn't the perfect kid her parents think …

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Review: The Innocents Season 1 (2018) – Inside, Looking Out

When we first meet June McDaniel (Sorcha Groundsell) all we know is shes a girl struggling with her fathers' overprotective nature, a girl struggling to be normal while under the thumb of someone else. What we come to know about June is that the word normal should never be used in the same sentence as …

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Review: Outside In (2018) – A Life Half Lived is A Place To Start

You don't have to be a convicted felon breathing fresh air for the first time to feel like your life isn't quite complete. That feeling of being lost is one we all feel during our life, some more acutely than others. Director Lynn Shelton however wants her characters to swell with desire despite these feelings …

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Review: Columbus (2018) – Stuck in the Middle With You

Back when I was writing my review of Leave No Trace I was trying to think of films that used a minimalist approach successfully. It's a hard nut to crack and for every Drive there is a To The Wonder. For example, Shane Carruth's Upstream Color is a marvel of minimalist cinema with very little …

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