BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The End Of Wonderland’ (2021) is a Thoughtful And Complex Look at a Trans Sex Worker’s Life

An imperfect but thoughtful look at a the many facets of a trans sex worker’s life.

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BFI Flare Review: Short Films That Showcase A Diversity of Lives

These short films shown as part of BFI Flare provide a rich variety of storytelling, and try to use minimal time to their potential.

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REVIEW: ‘Belle’ (2021) Has Big Ideas, But A Frustratingly Messy Execution

‘Belle’ is an ambitious work by famous anime director Mamoru Hosoda, but it fails to have a coherent vision.

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REVIEW: ‘Munich: The Edge of War’ (2021) Badly Fumbles A Fresh Look At A Familiar Past

‘Munich: The Edge of War’ is a fresh take on a familiar bit of history, but one that fails to thrill or enlighten.

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REVIEW: ‘Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City’ (2021) Is A Movie Franchise Killer

‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ brings the franchise back to the big screen, but with no more to offer than previous failures.

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Pierce Brosnan Provides The Ultimate Bond Marathon (And Not Just For Christmas)

“Even people who find that the films push their buttons will probably find them an enjoyable hate-watch, so committed are they to their particular brand of non-stop entertainment.”

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‘Solaris’ (2002) is a Romantic Sci-Fi Film That Needs Revisiting

“A movie that is refreshingly and sincerely romantic, marking a dramatic contrast not just to the great bulk of science fiction, but with modern mainstream cinema at large.” Science fiction is making waves once again. With the arguably unexpected success of Dune, a weighty space opera that offers complex lore, audiences may be primed for…

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REVIEW: ‘I’m An Electric Lampshade’ (2021) Has A Weak Spark of Life

This tale of accountant-turned-artist is never clearly docudrama or pure fiction, making for a bizarre watch.

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‘Requiem For A Dream’ Doesn’t Haunt Like ‘Last Exit To Brooklyn’

“The fear here is the much more threatening notion that society is more dangerous than we realise; that we’re trapped amidst its expectations and oppression no matter our intentions.”

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REVIEW: ‘Werewolves Within’ (2021) Promises Innovation But Is Barely Competent

‘Werewolves Within’ is watchable at points but will disappoint anyone who hopes it could reach the potential of its ludicrous concept.

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