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Parasite Review

Every so often a film comes along that reminds you why you love cinema. Three Billboards a few years ago was one such film, as was Dunkirk, and now it has a stablemate: Parasite. The current importance of this film cannot be overstated. The first foreign language film to ever win Best Picture at the…

Honey Boy Review

There are times when a film comes along, and I’m utterly baffled by it. I can be baffled by the fact that someone greenlit such a film, or baffled it took so long to do that, because the result was so great. Then there are films that generally leave me in a haze of uncertainty,…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Review

Over here in jolly ‘fish n chips and tea’ UK, the name Mr Rogers is usually met with confused looks and blank stares; meanwhile in the ‘cheeseburgers and shopping malls’ US of A, Mr Rogers is a beloved household name, credited with building many a childhood with his sage advice on life. He is a…

The Nightingale Review

Horror fans of the last few years might recognise the name Jennifer Kent. Her previous film, The Babadook, was a success both critically and commercially (comparatively anyway) and instantly put her on the radar of fans and critics alike, and made her next film one to watch. That next film materialised as this, The Nightingale,…

The Two Popes Review

Religion has always been, and will always be, a divisive topic. As far as religion goes, there is no bigger figurehead than the Pope, the head of the Catholic Church, whose full title is bafflingly long (seriously Google it) and is supposedly the representation of God on Earth. Whatever your views on religion, and the…

Marriage Story Review

Last year, in my Klaus review, I said that I intended to pay closer attention to Netflix originals in the future. Such is the way films are going that a big chunk of the nominated films this year were exclusive to the streaming platform, and it has in the past represented a gaping hole in…

Bombshell Review

If you’d have told me in about 2010 that Jay Roach, the director of the Austin Powers films, would make an Oscar-nominated feminist film about taking on powerful men with sexual harassment lawsuits, I would have questioned your sanity. After all, his most famous films aren’t exactly remembered for their positive portrayals of women. They…