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Review: The Souvenir Part II

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Souvenir Part II’ continues directly where its predecessor left off, following Honour Swinton Byrne’s Julie processing the loss of her troubled lover Anthony (Tom Burke). ‘The Souvenir Part II’ is less of a sequel in the conventional sense as it is exactly what the title implies: a much needed second helping, further […]

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The French Dispatch: A Love Letter to the New Yorker

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Journalists work backstage – we love to talk about other people in the spotlight, but no one ever talks about us. But in Wes Anderson’s fantastical tale about The French Dispatch, based in the small French town Ennui-sur-Blasé (literally boredom on blasé), the tables have turned. The story is about editor Arthur Howitzer […]

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

Am I the hero of my own story? This is the question Dev Patel’s David Copperfield asks himself, in Armando Iannucci’s gloriously quirky and entertaining rendition of Dickens’ classic tale. At once both respecting and reinventing the novel from which it takes its inspiration, Iannucci seamlessly blends the absurdly comedic, enthrallingly dramatic, and touchingly intimate […]

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Suspiria

Fans of Call Me By Your Name beware — Luca Guadagnino’s follow up to last year’s adored tale of tender romance swaps the heat of rural Italy for Cold War Berlin, and young lovers for ancient witches. There are no peaches in Suspiria, but bones crack, flesh rots and a shit-tonne of heads explode. Which is not […]

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Okja

Okja is a Marmite film. Either you adore it, or you (like myself) find its wasted potential pretty disappointing. Highly anticipated by many and much-discussed, this film is dividing its viewers; aptly foreshadowed by both the boos and ovations it received at Cannes Film Festival, prior to its major release on Netflix in June. Reminiscent […]