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Deadpool 2 Film Review

More wisecracks don’t hide Deadpool 2’s lack of purpose Probably the worst thing about Deadpool 2 is that it has ...
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BREATH: FILM REVIEW

Breath knows its audience well It’s a difficult thing for a film critic to review a movie that hits close ...
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Unsane Film Review

This prickly thriller is an unsafe bet Unsane is an unsafe bet. The ‘safe bet’ is the norm in today’s ...
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Avengers: Infinity War Film Review

More showreel highlight than cinematic event While watching Wonder Woman in a packed screening, something occurred to me about modern ...
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Truth or Dare Film Review

A perverse, self-aware delight Joining in with the uproarious laughter during my screening of Jeff Wadlow’s Truth or Dare, I ...
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Isle of Dogs Film Review

Loads of fun—most of the time Wes Anderson is at his best when he’s warmest. Making American movies about child ...
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Walking Out film Review

A meditation on father/son relationships in the wilderness There are moments of real spectacle in movies shot in the wilderness. ...
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A Quiet Place Film Review

A lovingly detailed, well-acted and tense ride. ‘It’s sound!’ You’ll spot this headline on a framed newspaper clipping in director ...
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The Death of Stalin Film Review

A chance to laugh at history’s biggest bullies There’s no such thing as a cheap laugh and you can’t prioritise ...
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Mary Magdalene Film Review

Wasted potential What does it mean to say a film is boring? That not much happens? Not a whole lot ...
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Tomb Raider Film Review

Flickers of effort offer hope for this middling franchise reboot. Even though American movie studios won the war against directors ...
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12 Strong Film Review

Pays tribute to the soldiers while doing nothing for the audience. Nicolai Fulgsig’s 12 Strong turns warfare into Hollywood shootouts. ...
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Red Sparrow Film Review

Gratuity is the point. Red Sparrow probably came out at the wrong time. A movie with bodily exploitation as its ...
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Film Review

Rose-tinted glasses don’t disguise a plodding script. For their first date, aging Hollywood star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and her ...
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Game Night Film Review

You might know the story, but you haven’t seen it told this well. Sometimes I wonder if the majority of ...
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Black Panther Film Review

Refreshingly ambitious, even if it caves in the end. When every big blockbuster movie is an event, arriving after a ...
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Insidious: The Last Key

Fans won’t even get what they came for. These jumpy, horror-lite franchise movies attract terribly behaved audiences. My afternoon screening ...
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Molly’s Game Film Review

A feast for the ears that might leave you bloated Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) is one ...
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The Shape of Water Film Review

Embracing the Other Despite his subject matter, Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water’s director, has never really been a ...
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I, Tonya Film Review

Reading between the lines of a trashy tabloid tale The Tonya Harding scandal happened a year or so before I ...
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Crawling Out of a Pit of Despair: A ‘Black Mirror’ ...

*Spoilers abound for all seasons* Watching Charlie Brooker’s bleak anthology series is kind of like sadism by way of entertainment. ...
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The Post Film Review

Seasoned actors and a veteran director make The Post a cause for celebration. If the news, like Meryl Streep’s character ...
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Film Review

If only every recycled movie franchise was this much fun. Moviegoers who don’t want their precious childhood movie-memories spoiled by ...
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The Five Best LGBT Films Released Since 2010

The Australian senate has passed the bill on marriage equality, and people have come together in celebration. Rainbows are strewn ...