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The White Tiger

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The White Tiger is a gritty, witty and immersive crime drama, based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Aravind Adiga. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, the cinematic adaptation follows the metamorphosis of Balram (Adarsh Gourav) from a servile driver for his wealthy master Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) […]

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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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Stardust

1 star ⭐ CW: ableism It’s Oscar season, and one thing is certain: it’s Oscar-bait season too. A slew of films are inevitably thrown out in late autumn and winter in the hopes of catching the Academy’s attention at the right time, such as the dire Hillbilly Elegy (2020). Riding on the coattails of Bohemian […]

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The new age of the music biopic

It has long been said that the greatest mark of success for any singer is to see themselves immortalised on the silver-screen. Who could forget Eminem’s iconic performance in 8 mile, or indeed Jamie Foxx’s moving portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray? Enter the 21st centuries new favourite genre: the music biopic. The biopic genre […]

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Pieces of a Woman

 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 4 stars Content Warning: Miscarriage Pieces of a Woman tells the story of a mother who, along with her husband, is deals with the grief brought upon her after their newborn child dies during childbirth. As much a tale of grief and loss, as one of parenthood, Pieces of a Woman […]

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

With stellar work in front of and behind the camera, The Trial of the Chicago 7 leaves you dumbfounded, enraged, transfixed, and moved. Writer-Director Aaron Sorkin recounts the infamous chapter of American history that took place at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, wherein the titular individuals protested the Vietnam War, and were charged with inciting […]