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13th – Netflix film review

Ava DuVernay’s BAFTA award-winning documentary 13th has recently seen a 4,500% increase in streams in light of the murder of George Floyd. The title is a reference to the thirteenth amendment, which states that American people should be subjected to “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime”. The film charts how…

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Film review: The White Crow

Rudolph Nureyev, widely regarded as the greatest male dancer of his generation, possessed the quality that makes any technically proficient artist into something special; rebelliousness. He learned the rules of dance, then pushed further. Ralph Fiennes’ third directorial offering tells the story of this Soviet ballet dancer gradually breaking free of constraints until the moment…

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Film review: Logan

The year is 2029 and the X-Men are essentially a thing of the past. No, this isn’t the state of a post-superhero fatigue movie industry, but Logan, an exciting and unique remedy to that superhero fatigue. Right? Not exactly. Much has been touted of Logan’s grittiness, but the truth is that the film is so…

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The BFG

Far surpassing Tim Burton’s nauseating remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Spielberg’s film adaptation of The BFG will excite all audiences, from the ages of one to 100. No doubt, Dahl would be very happy with the final product. Spielberg, as in his timeless film adaptations of Jurassic Park, uses CGI to bring Roald…

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Review – A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash is the remake of 1969 film La Piscine, directed by Luca Guadagnino, and starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film follows Marianne Lane (Swinton), a world famous rock star, on holiday with her boyfriend, Paul (Schoenaerts) following vocal surgery. Their blissful haven, however, doesn’t last for long…

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Review – The Finest Hours

Hot off the gargantuan success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes Disney’s latest release, period disaster movie The Finest Hours. The movie is based on the true story of the United States Coast Guard rescue of the ship SS Pendleton after it split apart during a violent storm in 1952. It stars Chris Pine,…

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