Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) Review

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Review in Brief: The Sadness (2021)

Remember the first time you saw THE RAID? Remember that feeling of being completely floored by the sheer artistry of its ultraviolence? Well, Taiwanese horror THE SADNESS conjures up that same feeling, but with even more extreme imagery and through the prism of a sort-of zombie movie. Young couple Jim (Berant Zhu) and Kate (Regina Lei) are separated and must find each other in the middle of a rapidly-spreading epidemic, a virus that turns ordinary people into rictus-grinning maniacs drive to give in to every primal instinct. The depraved gore in this on a level where you frequently find yourself making a noise halfway between an incredulous laugh and a pained yelp, but strong character work, constant momentum and the smarts to satirically skewer the real world’s uninspiring response to the still ongoing pandemic makes this a treat for those with a real taste for this kind of stuff. SSP

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Review

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1990s Superhero Movies Ranked

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‘The Cabin in the Woods’ at 10 – Review

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Sediments (2021) Review – BFI Flare

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Cop Secret (2021) Review – BFI Flare

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Long Live My Happy Head (2022) Review – BFI Flare

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Morbius (2022) Review

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Review in Brief: Flee (2021)

FLEE, an animated memoir/documentary telling of Afghan migrant Amin’s remarkable journey, is some powerful stuff. I’ve heard some people find the animation somehow alienating, that it lessons Amin’s story but I just don’t agree. The style of the animation, almost Hergé comic strip-esque might not always work – the more harrowing scenes might be better told in audio form only – but overall it wasn’t a bad decision to approach this story in animated form. Whatever your response normally is to a cartoon, whether you have an innate emotional connection to the form or not will affect your mileage for sure, but how else was this documentary that necessitated the anonymity of the subject supposed to be made in a visual medium? A feature-length interview in witness protection-shadows? This is often a tough watch but the humanity, the resilience and determination shines through and the few moments where Amin finds a scrap of true joy and happiness are truly sustaining. SSP

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