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Film

London Film Festival Review: Lee Chang-Dong’s Burning

Some films resist an in-depth review. With Burning, the sentiment is two-fold, for not only is Lee Chang-Dong’s newest feature so crucially dependent upon being viewed with as little prior knowledge as possible, but is charged with the sort of visual mastery that pertains solely to cinema. Still, if there’s one film released this year…

Film

Bring the Martinis Because A Simple Favour is a Trip

“Secrets are like margarine, easy to spread, bad for the heart.” Literally. Paul Feig and Jessica Sharzer’s vivacious adaptation of Darcey Bell’s 2017 addictive novel, A Simple Favour, brings together the famous faces of Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Blake Lively (The Age of Adelaide) and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding to produce a two punch…

Global

Somalia: Bomb blast kills hundreds

Over 300 people are expected to have died in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, following a double truck bombing on Saturday afternoon. The vehicles were allegedly loaded with cooking gas, with the first explosion taking place at a busy junction close to government buildings and restaurants, and the second occurring two hours later near the Medina district….

Film, OldVenue

Tragedy in film

Everest captures a compelling portrait of the 1996 disaster that took the lives of eight climbers on Mount Everest. It is successful in portraying the tragedy, whilst the cinematography draws you into the wonder and danger of the mountain. The real life victims are written well enough that you feel the plight that they go…

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