Reviews

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...

Us

A great film lives outside the cinema, embedded in the viewer’s mind having just witnessed art transcend mere entertainment. Jordan Peele’s Us is this kind of film — one that lives inside the viewer as soon as the credits roll. Peele first...

Minding The Gap

Alongside this year’s Mid90s and Skate Kitchen, Minding the Gap is another film that focuses on skateboarding, and how its street-life subculture can provide release from claustrophobic, and abusive, homes. As one subject notes, given their...

Everybody Knows

What do you get from Everybody Knows? You get Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, a wedding in a dusty, sun-baked Spanish village, a kidnapping, and the unravelling of decades of family secrets. Directed by Asghar Farhadi (two-time...

Fighting With My Family

Fighting With My Family is the heartwarming story of Saraya-Jade Bevis, aka Paige (Florence Pugh), who earns the chance to achieve her dream — shared by her whole family — of wrestling in the WWE. While choreographed fighting may not be for...

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