Tag Archives: Drama

Review in Brief: Swallow (2019/20)

In SWALLOW, Hunter (Haley Bennett, terrific) is trapped in a miserable marriage and pregnancy to a rich asshole. The only excitement in Hunter’s day, the only control she can exert on her monotonous life is which objects she puts into … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Lucy in the Sky (2019)

Questioning truth and the nature of reality is one of Noah Hawley’s favourite things to do. In FARGO it’s the weekly repeated introduction taken from the Coen Brothers film that “This is a true story”. In LUCY IN THE SKY … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Da 5 Bloods (2020)

Following the bold BLACKKKLANSMAN, DA 5 BLOODS is again Spike Lee on fine form, with plenty to say. I loved the choice to not de-age the leads for the flashbacks, that in looking back it’s s them as they are … Continue reading

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The Perfect Candidate (2019/20)

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Review: The Assistant (2019/20)

There are plenty of films about the artistic side of the filmmaking process, but very few about the business side of the industry and next-to-none about the daily office work involved in getting films made. Kitty Green’s THE ASSISTANT is … Continue reading

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Calm with Horses (2019) Review

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Uncorked (2020) Review

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The Truth (2019) Review

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Review in Brief: Eighth Grade (2018)

Bo Burnham’s EIGHTH GRADE was one of the surprise highlights of last decade. Achingly truthful, deceptively insightful and connected to its teenage characters, it was the best coming-of-age movie in a decade of great coming-of-age movies like THE EDGE OF … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Mid90s (2018)

MID90s absolutely feels authentic, of a particular place and time. Any skater, or wannabe skater will see some truth here. You really grow to care for these kids, despite the often stupid decisions they make. They’re boys letting off stream … Continue reading

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