Category Archives: Film Review

Review in Brief: Passing (2021)

PASSING, following former childhood friends Irene (Tessa Thompson) and Claire (Ruth Nega), two African-American women living very different lives in 1920s New York, highlights a number of interesting debates about being black in this period of American history. If you … Continue reading

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House of Gucci (2021) Review

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ at 30 – Review

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Ali & Ava (2021) Review

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Review in Brief: Titane (2021)

TITANE, isn’t that the car-f***ing movie? Yes, and so much more. Writer-director Julia Ducornau (RAW) has, within five years, unleashed on the world two of the most transcendent, bold and both warm and messed up films of the 21st century … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Jungle Cruise (2021)

There’s a ridiculous moment in Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE where the Rock is using a wrestling move to pin a jaguar between a scrapping scorpion and a tarantula – that’s probably the highlight. Muddy action, inane comic exchanges and bad slapstick … Continue reading

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Review: Eternals (2021)

Remember when I said not to worry about a distinctive director’s style being smothered in a huge Marvel project? Well maybe we should have worried about Chloé Zhao’s distinctive director’s style being smothered by a huge Marvel project. Whatever the … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Last Night in Soho (2021)

Edgar Wright’s latest is another dazzling, musically-lead genre cocktail that might not feel quite as singular as BABY DRIVER but still demonstrates that he is the best there is at this sort of thing. Thomasin McKenzie is Eloise, a fashion … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Old (2021)

OLD is the kind of movie that makes you wonder, was M Night Shyamalan ever that good? The film follows several families trapped on an inescapable beech where time passes at such a rapid rate that children become adults in … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Dune (2021)

At long last we finally have Denis Villeneuve’s dream project of DUNE, or at least half of it. It’s unwieldily and hard to penetrate like Frank Herbert’s novel, but it’s a tactile, rich and essential big screen experience as well. … Continue reading

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