Tag Archives: Netflix

Review in Brief: Oxygen (2021)

An amnesiac woman (Mélanie Laurent) wakes up in a sci-fi cryo pod and has to figure out why she is there and how to escape using her logic and an only intermittently helpful AI (Mathieu Amalric). There have been lots … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Army of the Dead (2021)

Zack Snyder is clearly relieved to be done with superheroes for now and has returned to the genre that broke him through: the zombie movie. Unfortunately ARMY OF THE DEAD is an over-stuffed and largely ponderous affair. The promising premise … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Dig (2021)

If it wasn’t on Netflix, THE DIG would be destined for Sunday afternoon TV circulation in perpetuity. That’s not to disparage the craft and passion that went into it, from Simon Stone’s steady direction to Mike Eley’s pristine cinematography and … Continue reading

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Malcolm & Marie (2021) Review

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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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Review in Brief: My Octopus Teacher (2020)

Nature documentary makers are told never to interfere with the natural order of things, to be neutral observers only. MY OCTOPUS TEACHER is the magical story of a man with a camera forming an unlikely and unbreakable bond with another … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: His House (2020)

HIS HOUSE tells a familiar enough haunted house story but filters it through the real experience and plight of refugees and is all the sadder and hard-hitting for that. The lead performances of Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku are raw, … 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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Review in Brief: The Half of It (2020)

At first THE HALF OF IT fools you into thinking it’s going to be just another quirky teen romcom. It is so much more layered than that – the story of an over-achiever (Leah Lewis) switching up her homework-for-cash business … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020)

CRIP CAMP really got me. In a world that’s seemingly more unjust and unequal every day, in 2020 this heartfelt documentary reminds you of a time 40 years ago when civil rights took a giant leap forward. Camp Jened gave … Continue reading

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