Reviews

You Were Never Really Here

After having watched You Were Never Really Here, you struggle to decide if you have just watched a masterful and artistic piece of cinema or something that mellows in its own moodiness. In retrospect, Lynne Ramsay has managed to conjure up more of...

A Fantastic Woman

A searing portrait of a woman’s constantly interrupted grief, Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman is a defiantly bold picture of love, loss and family. In Chile’s capital, Santiago, aspiring trans singer Marina (Daniela Vega) is in a loving...

Lady Bird

If you think your hometown is small, I can guarantee Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Saorise Ronan) thinks that Sacramento is smaller. Lady Bird’s native Californian suburb is suffocating at best. For Danny O’Neill (Lucas Hedges), a...

Mute

Mute is a strange, abrasive, and often repellent movie from Duncan Jones, director of the very interesting Moon (2009) and the superior Source Code (2011). It follows Leo (Alexander Skarsgård), a mute bartender who embarks on a knotty, painstaking...

I, Tonya

There are two things I can say in favour of ​I, Tonya, ​Craig Gillespie’s frequently callous and unempathetic biopic of the former figure skater Tonya Harding. Firstly, the skating scenes, the camera swirling and gliding along with Harding,...

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