Reviews

Missing Link

It’s rare that a studio puts as much love and care into each film they make as Laika. In ten years they’ve released five films, each lovingly crafted and infused with an oddball charm that distinguishes them from other family friendly films. Yet...

The Rift

The Rift (original title Trhlina) is a mystery-thriller that follows a group of strangers visiting the Tribeč mountain range in Slovakia, investigating a series of mysterious disappearances that have occurred there. Directed by Peter Bebjak and...

Shazam!

Rarely is a film so aptly and succinctly summed up by a title as brief and simple as Shazam!. It’s a film bursting with camp ridiculousness and childish whimsy, and a heavy heaping of cheese that saves it from sinking below the weight of a genre...

All Is True

All is True is Kenneth Branagh’s and Ben Elton’s collaborative Shakespearean biopic focusing on the Bard’s retirement years captures the essence of the English countryside. The plot focuses on Shakespeare’s rather estranged homecoming to...

A Private War

A Private War, a film about the war reporter Marie Colvin, who was killed by a Syrian artillery strike whilst covering the Siege of Homs in 2012, reaches screens at a pertinent time. Given that the Syrian government has recently been found liable...

The White Crow

In Russian, “white crow” is an idiom which means that someone is different, an outcast. The White Crow tells the story of the outstanding Rudolph Nureyev, a ballet and contemporary dancer and choreographer from the Soviet Union. The biopic...

The Dirt

The Dirt is exactly what it says in the title. It is film where for the first hour every second scene is sex, drugs or notorious nonsense, where one of the biggest bands of the 1980s embody masculinity at both its most toxic and subversive, and...

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