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Shazam!

Rarely is a film so aptly and succinctly summed up by a title as brief and simple as Shazam!. It’s a film bursting with camp ridiculousness and childish whimsy, and a heavy heaping of cheese that saves it from sinking below the weight of a genre that’s already incredibly saturated, but somehow hasn’t quite been […]

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Spielberg, Netflix, and Hollywood’s Shifting Battlegrounds

Continuing an already contentious year in the film industry after a disastrous fever dream of an awards’ season, it seems that some in Hollywood aren’t happy to let Los Angeles lie in peace. Earlier this week, Steven Spielberg took to the stage to voice his concerns and quarrels with the direction of the industry. Namely, […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk

There comes a film every once in a while for which words cannot do justice in describing; a film so clearly and undeniably charged with energy and passion that trying to look at it with a ‘critical’ eye seems almost reductive of its artistry. If Beale Street Could Talk is one of those films. Based […]

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is in many ways a biography about biographies. Based on the autobiography of the same name by Lee Israel, the film recounts the criminal career of Israel, a prominent biographer who finds herself using her unique voice and talent to forge literary documents. In a tale about finding one’s own […]

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Glass

As the sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s recent smash-hit comeback Split (2016) as well as what might just be his best film, Unbreakable (2000), Glass finds itself in a very unique position as a film, and in many ways has a split personality of its own. In what is now being dubbed the ‘Eastrail 117’ […]

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Creed II

One might think that after eight instalments about the same tale of redemption and triumph, any franchise would be on the ropes at this point, but after the electrifying revival of the Rocky legacy in 2015’s Creed, the series pounds its way back onto the big screen with this year’s follow-up. Creed II is a sequel not […]

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Halloween

Much like the blank-faced masked killer that has stalked its films for four decades now, the Halloween saga is a series that just won’t die. Since the 1978 original, it has gone from a sinister, terrifying force of evil to a meandering, shambling corpse of a horror franchise. This year’s entry discards the carcasses of […]

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Star Wars hits the small screen: A first look at The Mandalorian

Star Wars is a series that has dominated our cinema screens for just over forty years now, and after so many decades as a colossus of film, merchandising, gaming, animation and general cultural persistence, it’s incredible that it has not hit the small screen in a big way. Until now, that is. In an announcement on […]