Reviews

Marriage Story

Truly an exposition of theatrical art, Marriage Story offers a genuine, realistic and human look at its subject matter that leaves a lingering trace. Central to the film are the writing and the lead performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam...

Jojo Rabbit

When the premise for Jojo Rabbit was revealed – it’s the story of a boy and his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler – people were understandably concerned. But Taika Waititi is no stranger to portraying serious issues in his films, and through his...

Climax

Nightmarish, disturbing and anxiety-inducing are just three of many ways to describe Climax. Thanks to its wholly original premise – a partying dance troupe discovers that their sangria is spiked with LSD – the film is entirely unpredictable and...

6 Underground

6 Underground is not good. In so many ways, this film is an incoherent mess that fails on just about every key level. That being said, on the most basic level it is very entertaining . The film’s premise centres around a group of highly talented,...

Arctic

Arctic is a film with a simple premise – after a failed rescue attempt that results in a helicopter crash, a man stranded in the Arctic becomes the saviour of his own would-be rescuer. With minimal dialogue, sprawling landscapes, a continuous...

The King

Rarely is a film as unexpectedly effective as The King, delivering on and exceeding expectations set by its marketing. Part historical drama, part adaptation of three of Shakespeare’s plays, it should in no way be viewed as an accurate retelling...

Dolemite Is My Name

The phrase “feel-good movie of the year” gets thrown around ad nauseum in trailers and reviews. That title might be a little lofty for Dolemite Is My Name, but there’s no denying it falls under the first half of that quote. Based on a true...

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