2019 – YEAR IN REVIEW

Ah, 2019. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2019 was a year defined by chaos and change on various levels. For the world of film, it meant the complete domination of the Disney Empire, the shattering of a multitude of box office records, and the rise of Netflix as […]

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RICHARD JEWELL – REVIEW

Clint Eastwood, the king of boomer entertainment is back at it again with second servings, after his magnificently obscure and strangely endearing The Mule. With his latest film Richard Jewell, Eastwood returns to his non-fiction routes, and plays with the real-life story of American security guard Richard Jewell, a man who was put under suspicion […]

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1917 – REVIEW

1917 is the latest film directed by Sam Mendes and it stars George Mackay and Dean-Charles-Chapman. It revolves around two young British privates during the First World War, who are given the impossible mission to deliver a message deep into enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men (and one of the soldier’s brothers) from walking […]

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DOUBLE TAKE – VARDA BY AGNÈS

Varda By Agnès has a unique emotion running underneath it. On surface, it may appear to be a joyful introspection of a celebrated auteur’s career; but there’s a deeper level of emotion bubbling below. The documentary is the final work that Varda directed in her lifetime before her death in March at the age of […]

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QUEEN & SLIM – REVIEW

At this rate, for any invested bystander who is eagerly anticipating Melina Matsoukas’ directorial debut, the comparisons between Bonnie and Clyde are already at for-front of this film’s prime market appeal. Don’t take this the wrong way though. Queen & Slim is a modernist take on a classic story of crime, class struggle, and hope. […]

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A HIDDEN LIFE – CIFF 2019 REVIEW

Those describing A Hidden Life as Terrence Malick’s return to form are being disingenuous. The simple truth is that it’s nothing different or unusual from anything within the director’s past several films post his Palme d’Or winning The Tree of Life. Though it can be said that his latest venture contains a potent mixture of […]

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