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Don’t Look Up

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ When astronomers Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a meteorite that will cause an extinction-level event in six months, they must get the news out. After telling the President (Meryl Streep) about the catastrophic event, they are promptly ignored amid campaign worries and realise they must tell the world themselves. What follows is a satirical allegory of society, and the science world’s futile warnings about climate change, by an A-Lister cast […]

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Cult Column: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Over a decade ago, Wes Anderson made a stop motion adaption of the beloved children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, as his sixth feature film. Eleven years later, the film still holds up as a charming, witty, and aesthetic movie. Watching it again for the first time since I was eight […]

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Little Women

All of us who grew up wishing they were the fifth March sister tentatively take our seats at the cinema, hoping for our imagination to be translated onto the screen with the same vibrancy, faces and decor. Greta Gerwig knows this, and essentially her message is, well, this is what Little Women looked like inside […]

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Immediately banishing any fears of an awkwardly furtive approach in the creation of a sequel, the hotly awaited – unequivocally unnecessary – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again opens with a leonine Lily James taking the reigns as young Oxford-graduate Donna Sheridan (previously portrayed by Meryl Streep) as we are transported back to the summer of […]

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The Post

Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) is the owner of The Washington Post, a serviceable newspaper but not quite in league with the prestigious New York Times. The Times has just published articles using as its source the ‘Pentagon Papers’ – a series of classified reports on the history and state of the Vietnam War which has […]