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The Dig

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ There can be magic in simplicity. The story at the heart of Simon Stone’s The Dig (released on Netflix) is, indeed, very simple: an archaeologist digs up an important find. But this is a tale that ends up having potency, poignancy and intense charisma behind the curtain. The heartfelt dynamics […]

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Wildlife

Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife is undeniably a career-making moment, but not for Dano. Rather, in a film which could be described as pretty but empty, Carey Mulligan shines. Breaking out of previously girlish roles, her emotional depth spreads throughout the whole film, sweeping away the other two central characters in her wake. The opening […]

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Mudbound

Dee Rees’ Mudbound is radically engaged, heart-wrenching and emotional in every sense of the word, and spellbinding in its unending commitment to the visual presentations of tension. This film is more like a melodrama for the stage. The complexity of each character is extensively explored in poetic soliloquies, a storytelling technique which in the hands […]

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Suffragette is not representative enough

The struggle of women in the early 20th century to gain the right to vote cannot be forgotten- their courage and sacrifice is something today’s feminists owe so much of their freedom to. But Suffragette, the film released this month that follows some of the events leading to the victory, has a whitewashing problem that […]