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‘Detroit’ – Unrelenting Yet Ultimately Unfulfilled | Film Review

  Kathryn Bigelow‘s latest film, Detroit, is arguably the third (and presumably) final instalment in a loose trilogy centring on social and political issues within the United States, preceded by 2008’s The Hurt Locker and 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty.   While Detroit might be the weakest out of the three films, it still retains Bigelow’s visceral depiction of the cultural[…]

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‘Dunkirk’ – Overwhelming Immersion | Film Review

  Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan‘s latest addition to his oeuvre of modern classics, is a suffocating, teeth-clenching experience, encasing audiences within the cacophony of anarchy it creates.   Often, a war film seeks to find a story within the grander facets of the war, or wants to send a pro-war or anti-war message. Perhaps the best aspect of Nolan’s Dunkirk is[…]

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‘Girls Trip’ Is Laugh Out Loud Comedy | Film Review

  Girls Trip is a 2017 comedy starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish. It is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (known for directing The Best Man, Undercover Brother, and The Best Man Holiday). A synopsis for the film reads: “When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing,[…]

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‘The Big Sick’ Is The Best Rom-Com Of The Year (So Far) | Film Review

  The Big Sick is a 2017 romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, and Adeel Akhtar. It is directed by Michael Showalter (known for writing the script for Hello, My Name Is Doris and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp). A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows”.   I would like[…]

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‘To The Bone’: A Hard-Hitting, Gut Wrenching Film | Film Review

  To The Bone is a 2017 Netflix drama starring Keanu Reeves, Lily Collins, Carrie Preston, Alanna Ubach, and Liana Liberato. It’s directed by Marti Noxon (known for producing Buffy The Vampire Slayer and writing I Am Number Four and Fright Night). A synopsis for this film reads: “A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life”.  […]

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