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Belfast Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As the awards season comes rolling in, so too come films like Belfast: an acclaimed writer-director’s tribute to a childhood disrupted by The Troubles, made all the more nostalgic through a black-and-white colour palette. If this sounds similar to other recent Best Picture nominees, that’s because it is. Lady Bird and Roma (also […]

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Tenet

Some herald it the saviour of cinema, but does it live up to the expectation? Christopher Nolan films can be both taxing and rewarding. As a director, he presumes that the audience will be sufficiently intrigued by his plots that they’ll be back for a second viewing. It’s sort of an ultimatum: come again or […]

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All Is True

All is True is Kenneth Branagh’s and Ben Elton’s collaborative Shakespearean biopic focusing on the Bard’s retirement years captures the essence of the English countryside. The plot focuses on Shakespeare’s rather estranged homecoming to Stratford-upon Avon after his success in London. Considering Branagh’s and Elton’s involvement in this film, its subject matter comes as no […]

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Murder on the Orient Express

Like a gimmick on a comedy sketch show, Murder on The Orient Express brings together an all-star cast to collectively satirise a ridiculous film from the 1970s. The only difference is that this cast doesn’t seem to get the joke. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this remake of the 1974 film, adapted from the […]

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Dunkirk

Watching Dunkirk on a cinema screen is a transfixing experience. Christopher Nolan’s lean war film dispenses with the customary features of a picture in this genre: there are no scenes of generals plotting with maps, no histrionic moments of injury, and no flashbacks to soldiers’ lives before the war. This is a film with real […]