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: 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: Maniac Season 1 (2018) – Connection Interrupted

Plenty of time these days is devoted to discussing the idea that high brow storytelling is moving to the small screen and streaming services where there is more of a demand for complex storytelling and sprawling narratives. Maniac is such a series but in a way its a trilogy of films that never would have …

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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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