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Review: Bodies Bodies Bodies

Fuelled by cocaine, comedy and a Charli XCX soundtrack, Bodies Bodies Bodies makes an unlikely slasher. As a strange trail of mystery killings unravels one by one at a “hurricane party” in a mansion, a friendship group must figure out who is the murderer before they are next. In its remote, American environment, it feels […]

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EIFF 2022: The Narrow Road Review

As the world leaves the Coronavirus pandemic behind, it is almost inevitable that it will become the subject of many films. The Narrow Road, a film set in Hong Kong in 2020, is an early entry into this genre. Yet it does not try to tell the story of the pandemic in Hong Kong, or […]

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EIFF 2022: LOLA Review

LOLA opens with white text on a black background that states that the following footage was found in an abandoned Sussex home in 2021 and dates back to the 1940s. The film never breaks the illusion that it is found footage (spoiler: it is not). Shot in handheld black-and-white, it always reminds us that one […]

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EIFF 2022: Funny Pages Review

The most immediate sensation you get when you start watching Funny Pages is revulsion. And that is completely intentional. From start to finish, the film is pervaded with a sense of gross-ness that is perfectly captured and conveyed to the audience with squirm-inducing results. This atmosphere – which encompasses every aspect of the filmmaking, from […]

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Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Everything Everywhere All at Once. Informed only by a vague and uncertain synopsis of the trailer courtesy of my mum, wherein words like fantasy, sci-fi, and martial arts were thrown around, we made a last-minute cinema trip to what turned out to be one of […]

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Review: Paris, 13th District

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March During a single short scene of Paris, 13th District, Jacques Audiard’s extraordinary exploration of digital-age love and lust (not usually in that order), the colour palette changes from its usual monochrome to full-scale colour. The transition is shocking, and not simply because of the Wizard of […]