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‘You Were Never Really Here’ – Another Brutal Meditation On Grief From Lynne Ramsay | Film Review

  After a six year hiatus since 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay returns with another distressing experience to add to her oeuvre. It seems her films – pretty much all revolving around themes of guilt and grief – just keep getting darker and more brutal.   She took a similarly large break between 2002’s[…]

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‘Red Sparrow’ – Grim and Uncomfortable Viewing | Film Review

  The spy-thriller Red Sparrow is the latest star vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence and it is a film that is over-reliant on shock value to tell its story.   Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is the star ballerina at the Bolshoi whose career is cut short after her leg is broken during a performance. Desperate for money Dominika turns to her[…]

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‘I, Tonya’ – A Hard-Hitting and Engaging Biopic | Film Review

  Figure skater Tonya Harding is most infamously known for being connected to the attack on a rival skater in 1994. Now her story has been told in the comedy-drama I, Tonya.   Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) is a skater who has trained from the age of four, driven by a natural talent and dominating mother (Alison Janney). Harding came[…]

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‘Black Panther’ – A Solid Entry for the Marvel Cinematic Universe | Film Review

  Black Panther is renowned for being one of the first black superheroes and now has his first solo film after appearing in Captain America: Civil War.   A week after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is crowned king of Wakanda, the world’s most advanced country that disguises itself as an impoverished African nation.[…]

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‘Downsizing’ Has A Captivating And Heart-Warming Story | Film Review

  Downsizing is a 2017 Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi film starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig. It is directed by Alexander Payne (most known for directing Election, Sideways and The Descendants).   A synopsis for this film reads: “A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to[…]

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