Tag : Film Review

Ralph Breaks The Internet Is Sweet Without Being Saccharine

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At first glance, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ seems to be a brightly coloured, cleverly animated and tooth-achingly sweet story about two best friends that go on a rampant adventure around the internet. While it is all these things, the film is truly a tale about the sacrifices and heartbreak friendships … Read More

Creed 11 is Both Loving Tribute and Brand New Ground

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The 8th film in the Rocky series, Creed II, stands as a tribute to the classic Rocky films, while also managing to tell its own excellent story. Following on from the previous film, protagonist Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) continues his journey as a heavyweight boxing contender under the guidance … Read More

The Princess Switch Review: Why Are Christmas Movies Getting Worse?

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Jingle bells, ‘The Princess Switch’ smells… and so do most other modern Christmas movies. God, I miss when Christmas movies were good. Curling up on the sofa with your siblings and being filled with joy and wonderment as some kooky, but lovable character learnt the true meaning of love and … Read More

Beautiful Boy Review: LIFF 2018

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Making his cinematic debut last year with his empathic performance in Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet is back with a further dose of melancholic beauty as Nic Sheff in his latest film, ‘Beautiful Boy’. And it really is beautiful, in several ways. The style in which it is … Read More

Widows Review: LIFF 2018

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With the directing power of Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Shame), and the writing talent of Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Widows was a film I had been strongly anticipating for a while, and that anticipation was certainly fulfilled. This is a movie which ties components of a heist thriller … Read More

Sorry To Bother You Review: LIFF 2018

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The Leeds International Film Festival, also known as LIFF, opened on the first of November with the surreal yet wickedly funny film Sorry To Bother You. In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, we follow the life of a black man named Cassius Green who is struggling financially and in … Read More

The Old Man and the Gun Review: LIFF 2018

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Billed as Robert Redford’s final film before retirement, The Old Man and the Gun centres on the true story of 70 year-old bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford). After escaping from San Quentin, he performed a series of heists that fascinated and captured the imagination of the public in the … Read More

Pity Review: LIFF 2018

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Pretending to cry is almost impossible, but for the sullen-faced protagonist of Babis Makridis’ exercise in absurdist dark comedy Pity, crocodile tears are everything. Pity tells the story of a lawyer, played by the stern Yannis Drakopoulos, whose wife is recovering from a long-term coma. This tragic event clouds over … Read More

Night on Earth Review: LIFF 2018

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Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth, first premiered in 1991, is simple in its premise: it follows five taxi drivers, in five different cities, over one night. Despite this simplicity, Jarmusch’s film is an engaging character study, with interesting relationships developing between driver and passenger.  Whilst the respective pairs may seem mismatched – … Read More

All Good Review: LIFF 2018

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When we say ‘I’m fine’, we usually mean the exact opposite, but we say it anyway because we want to protect ourselves from revisiting the pain or from transferring it to another person. The internalisation of emotions and hiding of trauma is the main thesis statement of Eva Trobisch’s film … Read More