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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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Dune Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After the mixed attempts of adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune into live-action, Denis Villeneuve’s interpretation is not only faithful to the source material but achieves it in spectacular fashion. Dune is a masterclass of modern filmmaking. With a star-studded cast, the film was expected to display many of the best performances of the year. […]

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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 King

Rarely is a film as unexpectedly effective as The King, delivering on and exceeding expectations set by its marketing. Part historical drama, part adaptation of three of Shakespeare’s plays, it should in no way be viewed as an accurate retelling of the story of King Henry V. Nevertheless, it is perhaps thanks to its literary […]

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Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy is visually stunning but is lacking in clarity. The story, based on the memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, tackles the issue of drug addiction and how this disease consumes the life of a user and their family. Nic Sheff (Timothée Chalamet) lives with his doting father (Steve Carell) and step-mother (Maura Tierney) […]

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Why do we keep tuning in to the Oscars?

This week marks the annual gala in which everyone who loves film joins together to celebrate arguably the biggest night in cinema, the Academy Awards. While there are many other prestigious film awards ceremonies all around the world – the BAFTAS and the Césars both pull in millions of domestic viewers every year – there […]

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Call Me By Your Name

The summer of 1983, hidden in a stunning villa, somewhere in northern Italy with hidden pockets of secrecy to escape to; this is where director Luca Guadagnino lays the scene for his dazzling romance Call Me By Your Name. Following the principle style of his other films I Am Love (2009), and A Bigger Splash […]

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Call Me By Your Name

“Somewhere in Italy”; exactly where is not important to the beauty of this small town but nowhere near small-minded romance. The perfect rural seclusion allows for unbreakable bonds of friendship and, indeed, sensual love to grow. Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), the son of an esteemed academic, and Oliver (Armie Hammer), appointed by Elio’s father to […]