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REVIEW: The World to Come (2021)

As someone who is generally not a fan of Westerns, there have been a few films within the last decade that have been set in 19th century American isolated frontiers that have caught my eye and I’ve ended up loving – and these are the…

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REVIEW: The Yellow Wallpaper (2021)

Gothic fiction has had something of a resurgence in the last decade, with adaptations of classic novels including Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga, 2011), Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011), Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel (Roger Michell, 2017), Henry James’ The Turn…

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REVIEW: Mank (2020)

Anyone who loves cinema, or who knows somebody who loves cinema, will be all too familiar with Orson Welles classic film Citizen Kane. What is hard to believe in our days of superhero franchises and directors who have to prove themselves for years, is that…

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REVIEW: Minari (2020)

When I was around 4 years old, my dad relocated my family from the big city where I was born to a relatively smaller one. I didn’t know what was the reason back then, as I was just a little kid. But as I grew…

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REVIEW: Rebecca (2020)

While remakes and reboots are – perhaps deservedly so – controversial, literary adaptations are more complicated. The problem can come when there is one particular adaptation of a novel which is considered ‘classic’ or ‘definitive.’ That is very much the case with Daphne Du Maurier’s…

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TV REVIEW: Ratched (2020)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) features one of cinemas all-time greatest villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). A shark-eyed, calculating and cruel individual who devours every scene as the viewer watches on, powerless to stop her. Her passive aggression condemns multiple patients, including…