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To try and explain the essence of Moonlight briefly and succinctly is a difficult task. To tell you what the film is about is next to impossible as it is about everything, nothing and all that happens in between....
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee, is a story of camaraderie, national pride and sacrifice, though ultimately, unfortunately, this is a total flop of a movie. Billy Lynn (Alwyn) returns home from Iraq a hero, after going...
“Loving” starts with a bombshell; ‘I’m pregnant’ - Mildred quietly reveals to her partner Richard. It is with this revelation that their long and arduous journey begins. The biographical film plays out at first like a typical love story, Richard Loving and...
In this day and age, it has gotten increasingly more difficult to separate the artist from their piece of art. These days; everyone winces when they see an episode of the Cosby Show is on. Chris Brown isn’t exactly...
It’s a great idea for a film: take a landmark trial that established a historic precedent, give a blow by blow account of it, and show the viewer what made it so important. Denial is the story of Irving...
The name Christine Chubbuck is not one that is easily recognizable. An American news reporter who worked in Florida in the Seventies, she made her name not in life, but in her tragic death. The biographical film “Christine” focuses on...
I'll jump right to it. This film was never going to be as relevant or as fresh and subversive, charming or as intoxicating as the first. And it's not. Nor was the soundtrack ever going to be as fitting,...
For the lack of a better word, this is a movie of two halves; One good one very bad indeed, On the one hand, despite the movie being beautifully shot with settings and set pieces meticulously placed, this movie...
The fifth extension to the Underworld film series, action packed fulfilled with stylised violence, stands as Anna Foerster's directorial debut. The previous chapters within the series build up the expectations of this film. Even though there are numerous Underworld films...
In these days of generally shared despair and an almost daily collective sinking of the heart with every headline being written, the world needed a movie like La La Land to inject a stream of joy back into our...
Lewis MacDoughall plays Conor, a 12 year old boy who is socially invisible and overly attached to his mother. That being said, the relationship between Conor and his mother (Felicity Jones) is sweetly told and performed brilliantly by the...
No one can ever say Martin Scorsese isn’t versatile. Three years The Wolf Of Wall Street Martin Scorsese seamlessly transitions to the adaption of Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel regarding the persecution of Christians in 17th century feudal Japan. There is a...

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