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LFF 2019: The Report

In December 2014, 525 pages of a 6,725-page report on the CIA’s post-9/11 use of torture on terror suspects were released. The rest of the original, unredacted report remains classified, but Scott Z. Burns’ political…

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LFF 2019: Hope Gap

  “A couple’s visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.”   Rating: ★★★½   Directed by: William Nicholson Written by: William Nicholson Cast:…

2.0
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TRIBECA 2019: Georgetown

Beware the passion project of the unrestrained actor. Georgetown, Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut, is a missed opportunity of epic proportions. This is a film about a mysterious, charming man who seduces a wealthy older woman…

1.5
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REVIEW: Life Itself (2019)

From the get-go, Life Itself is a smug and arrogant film. It seems odd to describe a film as ‘arrogant’, but it is so in love with itself and what it’s trying to do with…

Drama

REVIEW: The Seagull & On Chesil Beach (2018)

The Seagull ‘The Seagull‘ is an adaptation of the famous Chekhov play and features a stellar cast. Annette Bening stars as Irina, an established actress on the Moscow stage and Saoirse Ronan plays Nina; a…

9.4
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REVIEW: American Beauty (1999)

‘American Beauty’ is one of those films that everyone talks about and recommends, but one that I simply haven’t got round to seeing. We’re all guilty of it. We all know there are certain films…