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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces us to the first new hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s Phase 4. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu as the titular hero, Shang-Chi is a love letter to East Asian culture and martial arts films. It boldly begins with […]

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Are the BAFTAs becoming irrelevant?

Unsurprising, and yet outrageous. These adjectives perhaps best describe this year’s BAFTAs. All 20 Acting nominations were given to white performers, and once again the Best Director category was an all-male affair. This isn’t due to a lack of excellent works by women and people of colour; in reality the situation is quite the opposite. […]

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The Farewell

The Farewell starts by declaring itself to be ‘based on an actual lie’. This ‘actual lie’ is one based on director Lulu Wang’s truth – previously told in a radio episode of This American Life in 2016 and here bought to life in her semi-autobiographical second feature. Billi (Awkwafina) is a New Yorker who immigrated […]

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The Farewell

The Farewell starts by declares itself to be ‘based on an actual lie’. This ‘actual lie’ is one based on director Lulu Wang’s truth – previously told in a radio episode of This American Life in 2016 and here bought to life in her semi-autobiographical second feature. Billi (Awkwafina) is a New Yorker who immigrated […]