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Bombshell

What happens when victims are “unlikeable”? The 2016 sexual assault allegations against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes unearthed the long-assumed but carefully-guarded toxic workspace of Fox’s right-wing media, with multiple women testifying to their sexual harassment under the chief executive. Such harassment is obviously inexcusable and undeserved by anyone, but there’s an interesting premise in […]

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Aquaman

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was already introduced via a cameo in Batman vs. Superman (2016), and with a larger role in Justice League (2017), with this film focusing on his surrounding mythology rather than his individual character. We are informed that Aquaman is the son of a forbidden love between his human father (Temuera Morrison) and Atlantean […]

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. He’s married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), an ophthalmologist, and they have two children, Kim (Raffey Cassidy) and Bob (Sunny Suljic). They live extremely comfortable lives in a spacious and well-furnished home. Steven often meets with a teenager, Martin (Barry Keoghan), for lunches at a nearby diner, […]

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The Emmys in review: An award-winning ploy?

With the Emmys just a few days behind us, we’ve taken a moment to mull over the evening’s events and the speeches made. Nicole Kidman received the Best Lead Actress Award for her role as Celeste in HBO’s Big Little Lies. As Celeste suffers various instances of spousal abuse, Kidman used her acceptance speech to […]

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The Beguiled

After the bizarre misfire that was 2013’s The Bling Ring – a film that was ironically as vacuous as the celebrity-obsessed protagonists it attempted to satirise – director Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled marks a return to the drowsiness that characterised her early films. Gone are the B-movie trappings of Don Siegel’s 1971 film of the […]

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Lion

In his feature film directorial debut, Garth Davis takes the true story of five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) and moulds his tale into the uplifting and heart-warming film that is Lion. Grabbing the audience’s attention from the start, the plot follows Saroo as he boards a train, believing his brother to be on it, falls asleep […]