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FILM REVIEW: Welcome Home

There’s an insidious undertone at the end of Welcome Home implying that by renting a property through Airbnb, you’re essentially opening yourself to an online cabal of voyeuristic peeping toms that want nothing more than to see you in all your naked man-boobied glory, taking a shower or swimming in a pool. Or murdering someone. Perhaps the

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FILM REVIEW: Widows

Does it take a non-American filmmaker to make a truly American film? Does an outsider’s eye see more keenly? Past efforts by outsiders like Alfred Hitchcock, John Schlesinger, and Roman Polanski provide compelling evidence for this argument, and now British director Steve McQueen’s latest film Widows can be added to that list. The story goes

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FILM REVIEW: VENOM

‘Knock, knock, let the devil in’ yells Eminem over the ending credits of this bizarre mess of a motion picture, by which point, Mr.Mathers, I already had: The devil, of course, being Sony Pictures, and letting them in referring to giving them more of my hard-earned wages to watch the latest train-wreck of an offering

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FILM REVIEW: In Darkness

There’s a sub-genre of thriller which we might call the ‘blind woman in peril’ movie which generally revolves around the witnessing of a murder. Jennifer 8 and Blink are good examples, though the daddy of them all is late 60’s melodrama Wait Until Dark, which featured Audrey Hepburn as a sight impaired woman, trapped at home, desperately defending herself against

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FILM REVIEW: A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life, directed by Stéphane Brizé, is a film based on the 1883 novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant. It spans the adult life of an upper-class French woman, Jeanne, from returning from school-age to becoming a grandparent. This film has been lauded ‘tearing up the rulebook’ compared to the stereotypical

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FILM REVIEW: The Disaster Artist

You’re not a true film fan until you have endured The Room. The ‘Citizen Kane of bad movies’, directed, produced, written by and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room has gained infamy among cult movie enthusiasts since its 2003 release, steadily growing in feverish popularity and playing continuously to sold-out screenings across the world. Its achieved

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FILM REVIEW: STAR WARS: The Last Jedi

On paper, theoretically, I should despise Star Wars, as its very existence is built not out of a desire for artistic expression or fantastic storytelling, but rather as a glorified toy commercial, masquerading as art, designed entirely around merchandising and marketing, and A New Hope – alongside Spielberg’s Jaws – can actually be credited as

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FILM REVIEW: The Florida Project

Who hasn’t been looking forward to watching the next production from Sean Baker after the demented brilliance of 2015’s Tangerine? The film that was shot entirely on an iPhone and was completely frenzied and weird but also jam-packed with sweetness and humanity? It was one of those ‘breath of fresh air’ viewings, so bold and

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