Author Archives: Sam Sewell-Peterson

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.

Review in Brief: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Whatever went on behind the scenes, however the slow implosion of the DCEU effected its final, flawed form, I absolutely get what director Patty Jenkins was going for with WONDER WOMAN 1984. It’s a big, goofy and outlandish comics Silver … Continue reading

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Terminator Movies Ranked

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Soul (2020) Review

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2020

Before I press on with my usual roundup of the year’s releases, I’ll put forward a few other films that have hit me particularly hard this year. What should you watch to see out this most awful of awful twelve … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Time (2020)

TIME is a must-see documentary about injustice and inequality in the US penal system, one that makes  you wonder how much longer urgently-needed reforms can be avoided if films like this keep getting made and scores of victimised citizens’ stories keep … Continue reading

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Sam Sewell-Peterson’s 10 Best Films of 2020

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Review in Brief: Babyteeth (2019/20)

With a premise that could have either been maudlin or saccharine (teenager with cancer falls for a bad boy) BABYTEETH instead ends up being bittersweet, often joyous and lyrical. This is musical filmmaking without actually being a musical with its … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Mangrove (2020)

MANGROVE, Steve McQueen’s furious opening salvo in his SMALL AXE film anthology is powerful, poignant and essential Black British storytelling. The film remembers the Mangrove Nine and their very public 55 day trial for supposedly inciting a riot by protesting … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Aaron Sorkin’s greatest strengths as a writer and a filmmaker are also his greatest weaknesses, but he’s probably the kind of idealistic voice the world needs right now. This is never truer than in watching THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO … Continue reading

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Mank (2020) Review

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