Category Archives: Film Review

Review in Brief: Minari (2020)

There’s no debate, MINARI is an American story – what could be more American than a film about a family buying a farm and dreaming of living off the land? It’s astounding that the film features two of the first … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Sound of Metal (2019/20)

SOUND OF METAL will leave you spent, physically, emotionally, and if you can hear, aurally. On the cusp of success, metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) loses most of his hearing and must reconcile his new life with the help of … Continue reading

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Godzilla vs Kong (2021) Review

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Review in Brief: Ammonite (2020)

AMMONITE is a labour-intensive, impeccably detailed and tender film, the second from tactile master Francis Lee. This is not really a love story in the truest sense, but it is a story of passion. Direct comparisons to PORTRAIT OF A … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Life in a Day 2020 (2021)

Despite a worldwide pandemic, in 2020 life went on. Ten years on from crowd-sourced documentary LIFE IN A DAY Kevin Macdonald and his team did it again, this time picking 25 July 2020 as the date of record. This world-spanning … Continue reading

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Fugitive Dreams (2020) Review – MANIFF

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Review in Brief: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Exhausted as so many of us might be by all the needlessly aggressive online discourse attached to this, it’s finally here, what is apparently the closest we are ever going to get to seeing Zack Snyder’s original vision for JUSTICE … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Space Sweepers (2021)

SPACE SWEEPERS is an ambitious, vibrant, zongo Korean space opera that runs a bit long and perhaps suffers from being overstuffed with too many ideas, but you go with it because you grow to love this dysfunctional crew/family of misfits … Continue reading

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MANIFF Review in Brief: The Catch (2020)

This film was watched at a Manchester International Film Festival Virtual Screening. Gritty family drama THE CATCH is firmly rooted in a distinct sense of place. The plot steadily drifts but the raw emotionality frequently spills over in this tale … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: News of the World (2020)

NEWS OF THE WORLD might feel slighter than Paul Greengrass’ very best work but it’s handsome and heartfelt and manages to sneak in some very relevant social commentary to the here-and-now. Tom Hanks plays a retired Army captain traveling the … Continue reading

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