Reviews

If Beale Street Could Talk

There comes a film every once in a while for which words cannot do justice in describing; a film so clearly and undeniably charged with energy and passion that trying to look at it with a ‘critical’ eye seems almost reductive of its artistry. If...

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

It would be hard to deny that most people who have seen The Lego Movie (2014), regardless of age, had a thoroughly good time. With its heartfelt message, unforgettable songs and some genuinely funny jokes, it was wondered whether the sequel would...

Burning

Lee Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) never sees the cat he feeds at the apartment of his recently rediscovered childhood acquaintance Haime (Jun Jong-seo). The only light which enters it is an occasional reflection off the Seoul Tower. Haime has travelled to...

The Mule

Taking on a charming and cheeky role as aged drugs mule Earl Stone, Clint Eastwood stars and directs this surprisingly captivating tale of family, time and reconciliation. Stone stumbles upon hard times, and therefore when he is offered a job in...

Green Book

Sentimental, thought-provoking, and surprisingly humorous, this film follows the unlikeliest of friendships on a road-trip through the Jim Crow South between a xenophobic and racist American-Italian tough guy and a sarcastic and intelligent black...

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is in many ways a biography about biographies. Based on the autobiography of the same name by Lee Israel, the film recounts the criminal career of Israel, a prominent biographer who finds herself using her unique voice and...

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...

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