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REVIEW: Spree (2020)

Generally, the person more desperate than the person you can think of is whoever seeks internet attention. With the times so infatuated with metrics, online fame becomes more and more a direct line to the access-following-wealth trifecta, with personalities willing to bend all sorts of…

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REVIEW: Made in Italy (2020)

There is a fine tradition of “American women find themselves in Italy” films, from Only You (1994), Stealing Beauty (1996), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), and Chasing Liberty (2004) to Eat Pray Love and Letters to Juliet (both 2010) but less films about men doing…

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REVIEW: An American Pickle (2020)

There’s something irresistibly charming about all the stories that Simon Rich pens. Not just because it’s hilarious or bizarre, but also because of how full of cultural and social commentary it is. In What in God’s Name — Rich’s 2012 fantasy comedy novel that became…

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REVIEW: She Dies Tomorrow (2020)

Amy Seimetz is an actor, writer, director and producer. She produced Barry Jenkins’ debut film Medicine for Melancholy (2008), directed Sun Don’t Shine (2012) and has acted in a diverse range of TV roles, as well as films including Lovesong (2016), Lean on Pete (2017),…

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REVIEW: Yes, God, Yes (2020)

The age of adult writers reflecting on their teenage years has now reached the naughts (or whatever we’re calling the 2000s), which means we’re going to be subjected to the fashion and music of that particular decade once again – aren’t we lucky? We’ve had…

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REVIEW: One Way to Denmark (2020)

Herb (Rafe Spall) is having a rough go of it. From the very beginning of One Way to Denmark, you can feel the almost oppressive weight that threatens to suffocate him. Stuck in a declining Welsh town where the very streets and buildings feel as…

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REVIEW: Saint Frances (2020)

119 days after my last cinema trip, I was finally released from the cinema-free hellscape of 2020. With minimal new releases to show, Odeon have tentatively reopened their doors with a wide array of re-releases from early 2020 successes like Onward and 1917 (remember the…

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REVIEW: The Truth (2020)

Japanese film director Hirokazu Kore-eda has been working steadily since the early 1990s and is internationally critically-acclaimed. He is a particular favourite of the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize in 2013 for Like Father, Like Son and the Palme d’Or in 2018 for…

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REVIEW: The King of Staten Island (2020)

When someone pictures a semi-biographical film centered on the life and psyche of a divisive figure like Pete Davidson, they might be expecting a darkly comic look at mental illness and millennial anxieties stemmed from past trauma. I mean, there’s a ton to unpack in…