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Review – Benediction: Relating to Our Past

Rating: ★★★★ In an interview for Benediction at TIFF, director and writer Terrence Davies says, “The reason I do period is that I don’t know anything about modern life, and I’m afraid of it…” If Davies does not understand the modern world, then Benediction is his attempt to make the modern world understand the past.   […]

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Warner Bros., Disney, and Sony Delay Major Releases in Russia After Ukraine Invasion

Major movie studios have begun pulling major releases from cinemas in Russia over the country’s invasion of neighbouring state Ukraine.  Warner Bros. is pausing its release of The Batman which was supposed to be released in Russia on the 5th of March. A spokesperson from the studio has said it is pausing the release of […]

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And the Oscar Goes to…

Midway through the awards season, nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards were announced on February 8th with surprises, consternation, and excitement in all categories. Despite low ratings, the Oscars still cause a buzz in the film community, and it looks like it’s going to be an interesting ceremony.    The catchphrase for the Oscars this […]

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Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye- God Bless Jessica Chastain

In the 1980s and 90s, the United States experienced a televangelism phenomenon. Americans watched preachers deliver sermons, speak in tongues, and save people with the power of Christ from the comfort of their own homes. After these spectacles, viewers were asked for donations to what they were told were missionaries, but often turned out to […]

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Members Only: A Guide to Cinema Membership in Edinburgh

Going to the cinema is back in style! Whether you’re going with a group of mates, a hot date, or in your own company, there’s nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. If you’re looking to save on your silver screen outings, here’s a breakdown of the membership deals in central Edinburgh cinemas.   […]

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Don’t Look Up

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ When astronomers Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a meteorite that will cause an extinction-level event in six months, they must get the news out. After telling the President (Meryl Streep) about the catastrophic event, they are promptly ignored amid campaign worries and realise they must tell the world themselves. What follows is a satirical allegory of society, and the science world’s futile warnings about climate change, by an A-Lister cast […]

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Last Night in Soho: A Well-intentioned Mess

Rating: ⭐⭐ Edgar Wright’s much-anticipated new release, Last Night in Soho, is a visual extravaganza of a time-warping thriller on trauma, sexual assault, and righting the wrongs of our past. We follow aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) as, upon moving to London, she begins to have vivid visions of Soho in the 1960s. Eloise’s […]

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Cult Column: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Over a decade ago, Wes Anderson made a stop motion adaption of the beloved children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, as his sixth feature film. Eleven years later, the film still holds up as a charming, witty, and aesthetic movie. Watching it again for the first time since I was eight […]