Tag Archives: Netflix

Review: The Irishman (2019)

THE IRISHMAN has two of the saddest tracking shots in cinema history; one at the beginning and one at the end, both set in a retirement home and both filled with regret. That’s the prevailing emotion in all of this … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

TELL ME WHO I AM hits like a train. A captivating true story that asks questions about memory, deception, morality and perspective, you won’t be able to shake this one off for a good long while. The crazy true story … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: I Lost My Body (2019)

What an achingly beautiful, melancholy animation about memory and mistakes this is. I LOST MY BODY has more honesty and imagination and wit than most films of 2019, and it does it all in about 80 minutes. We get a … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Dolemite is My Name (2019)

With DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, Eddie Murphy gets his mojo back. In this colourful biopic, we see that Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy) was born in the wrong era for his style of performance: “Vaudeville is dead. I don’t need an … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Great Hack (2019)

Conceptually, theoretically, THE GREAT HACK is essential viewing for everyone who uses social media. The big question presented at the top is “How did the dream of a connected world tear us apart?”. I found it very irritating that they … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Last Breath (2019)

There’s some really good non-fiction on Netflix. I had to watch LAST BREATH in three sittings to avoid bringing on an anxiety attack, it’s that intense. As told by the survivors, this documentary with reconstructed elements follows a 2012 deep … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: See You Yesterday (2019)

SEE YOU YESTERDAY is a minor-key delight. Riffing a lot on BACK TO THE FUTIRE II but with punchy social commentary, the film has a special guest star in an early scene, and his appearance would have been enough, but … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Soni (2018/19)

The best thing about Netflix as a service is how it encourages the democratisation of cinema. So many promising new, diverse voices would not have an outlet without the streaming giant. SONI is a hidden gem, and you should all … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND is an assured and compelling directorial debut from Chiwetel Ejiofor, and another example of how important outlets like Netflix are for getting diverse filmmaking voices out there. It’s a very classically good-looking film which … Continue reading

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Review: Roma (2018)

You’re probably going to decide whether ROMA is for you or not by its opening shot, a very long shot of soapy water washing up and down some flagstones. It certainly sets the mood and the pace of the piece, … Continue reading

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