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Jackie

Cinematic accompaniments for historical tragedies have been a modern trend that has led to some of the most emotionally driven and socially relevant pictures from the last 40 years. Pablo Larrain’s Jackie joins the best of these factual/dismal dramas. The events of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are world known, but instead of…

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Silence

Everything that needs to be said about Martin Scorsese has already been said, he is a fantastic filmmaker and everybody knows it. Silence, is a passion project, a historical and religious journey that has been in the works for nearly 20 years. Set in the 1600s, Silence tells the tale of Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield)…

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The Accountant

Action film sceptics will likely avoid The Accountant: from the trailer, the posters and all other promotional material, it appears to be a very straightforward, predictable and thoughtless shoot-‘em-up flick as Gavin O’Connor desperately tries to reinvent, reinvigorate and breathe life into a dying genre. Instead, what is brought to the screen is an interesting,…

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American Honey

Coming from a background of socially-representative independent filmmaking, director/writer Andrea Arnold brings us her 4th feature: American Honey. From Arnold’s humble beginnings directing short films, to her first feature Red Road, an intense Glaswegian thriller focusing on a CCTV operator, to her film Fish Tank which won the Jury Prize at Cannes and starred a…