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Film Review: T2 Trainspotting

Producer/director Danny Boyle’s filming of Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting back in the halcyon days of 1996 was a major sleeper hit and a cultural event, and…

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Film Review: Silence

Silence, Martin Scorsese’s first feature since 2013’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, is a mighty, sometimes cinematically gorgeous passion project, and specifically a…

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Film Review: Hidden Figures

While the ‘true story’ of Hidden Figures has obviously been fiddled with and composited for dramatic effect (and a PG Rating), director Theodore Melfi’s biopic …

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Film Review: Fences

Playwright August Wilson refused to let Fences, his 1983-penned, Tony-Award-winning Broadway hit, be filmed unless it had an African-American director. This led…

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Film Review: Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann is a huge, sprawling family drama that’s being widely seen as a comedy, but it wasn’t intended that way. Writer, director and co-producer of this G…

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Film Review: Gold

Gold is one of those unequivocal titles that will no doubt lend itself to many a pun. All such quips that spring to this mind, as regarding most film released a…

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Film Review: Manchester by the Sea

While terribly, even hauntingly painful at times, Manchester by the Sea is also generously funny, which is rather odd given that it’s a film about grief, self–l…

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Film Review: Moonlight

Adapted from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and directed by Barry Jenkins, this remarkably restrained yet profoundly moving dram…

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Film Review: Lion

Lion is a powerful, tear-jerking examination of identity with leads Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel doing excellent work.…

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