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Review: The Woman King

Fun fact: this film almost starred Lupita Nyong’o. Back in 2018, when the film was announced, Nyong’o was cast alongside Viola Davis. She was evidently so excited by the project that she went to Benin with a documentary crew, hoping to learn more about the real-life subjects of the film. Not long after, Nyong’o exited […]

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Oscar Nominations 2021: A Year of Firsts

The past year has by no means been easy. As a society we have been asked to stay at home, witnessed injustice, protested and seen governments change, all whilst trying to tackle an international pandemic. However, the film industry has also seen a lot of change, which is evident in this year’s Academy Award nominees. […]

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Widows

For Widows, Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave [2013]; Shame [2011]) has teamed up with writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl [2014]) to make a genre film that is so much more than just that, with a stellar cast that delivers excellence from start to finish. The titular widows are titular for a reason. Their male counterparts are quickly […]

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Fences

Based upon August Wilson’s play of the same name – Wilson here also adapting his own work – Denzel Washington’s third directorial outing impresses as much as it frustrates. At well over two hours long and being set, on the whole, within the confines of a single dwelling, Fences is a slow burner. To that […]