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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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EIFF 2018: Calibre

Starring Jack Lowden (England is Mine, Dunkirk) and Martin McCann (The Survivalist [2015]) as two old school friends on an ill-fated deer stalking trip to the Scottish highlands, Calibre is a beguiling film which touches on themes of fatherhood, brotherhood and loyalty all wrapped up in a classic thriller. Supported by an impressive ensemble cast, […]

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England Is Mine

Mark Gill’s biopic of Steven Patrick Morrissey (AKA Morrissey, lead singer of The Smiths) is a beautiful, well-paced portrait of a young artist yearning for fame, knowing he is something bigger than his humdrum town. England is Mine charts a short period in the younger Morrissey’s life, as he attempts to balance his passion for […]