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Ladies in Black Film Review

When the musical version of Ladies in Black came out a few years ago I couldn’t believe I ...
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Review: McQueen

McQueen UK Dendy Newtown A fashion all to himself Not everyone is a fan of fashion; fewer people ...
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Juliet, Naked Film Review

Try as you might to resist it—it’s a winner Certain movies simply win you over. Even when you ...
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The Nun Film Review

A movie that should’ve stayed a painting. Sitting through The Nun like a half-baked high-schooler trying to will something ...
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Whitney Film Review

A comprehensive investigation into an iconic figure There’s a moment in Whitney in which, during the titular superstar ...
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The Equalizer 2 Film Review

Nasty fun Critics have been using words like ‘sadistic’ and ‘nasty’ (RogerEbert) to lambast The Equalizer 2, labelling ...
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Skyscraper Film Review

Too much dumb, not enough fun To explain why Skyscraper (dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber) doesn’t work, I have ...
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Ant Man and the Wasp Film Review

More B movie than Ant movie Ant Man and The Wasp (dir. Peyton Reed) fits into a peculiar ...
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado Film Review

As fun as it is bleak and disturbing A couple of things happen when a new screenplay written ...
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The Incredibles 2 Film Review

Revitalises the superhero genre, Pixar-style The Incredibles 2 opens where the last one left us 14 years ago, ...
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Hereditary Film Review

Resist expectations and trust the filmmakers We will always need movies that mess with our expectations. Ari Aster’s ...
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Ocean’s 8 Film Review

Another missed opportunity to subvert Hollywood’s problematic genre tropes Working within the confines of a Hollywood studio system ...
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Film Review

A phoned-in Star Wars entry with some memorable lead performances It’s seems odd that Solo: A Star Wars ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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Phantom Thread Film Review

Phantom Thread is a lot of things: a complicated love story between an accomplished dressmaker and a much ...
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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 ...
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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 ...