‘Melancholia’ (2011) and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Planet

How Lars Von Trier portrays mental illness as a superpower in Melancholia.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The Dose’ (2021) Administers Great Direction But Poor Writing

The opening does a grand job of hooking the audience in but unfortunately the rest of the film isn’t nearly as strong or coherent.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021) is an Intimate Snapshot of a Queer Romance

Sparks fly in Boy Meets Boy, a wonderful story of queer love and connection set in modern day Berlin.

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[The Revolution Will Be Televised] ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (2019) and the Mythological Bedrock of Rebellion

True History illuminates the ways shared fiction gives form and mass to rebellion, and how cult mythology acts as the cornerstone to revolt.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #19 – The Comic Strip Style of Sergio Corbucci

John Ford had John Wayne, Sergio Leone had Clint Eastwood and Sergio Corbucci had Franco Nero. Often seen as the face of Spaghetti Westerns, Nero’s rise to cult fame had a director correlation with the works of Corbucci. Making several Westerns during his illustrious career, his most acclaimed work came during the late 60s, like…

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REVIEW: Mike Cahill’s Sci-fi Drama ‘Bliss’ (2021) Gets Lost in a Silly, Weightless Plot

Not even Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek can rescue this dull sci-fi fantasy from glitching all over the place, and you’d expect a double act of this calibre to be a lot more fun than it is

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘John And The Hole’ (2021) Imagines Coming-Of-Age Without Empathy

At some point in everyone’s childhood, they find themselves wishing their family away. John And The Hole imagines a character who goes ten steps further. Seizing an opportunity, 13-year old John (Charlie Shotwell) takes actions best described as sociopathic to claim control of his family home.

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REVIEW: Brea Grant’s Frenetically Fun Dark Horror Comedy ‘12 Hour Shift’ (2020) Flies Past

Grant’s film treads a fine line of stone-faced humour, exploitation, and bloody violence, but a female centric cast and memorable performances make this an energetic and curious calling card

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REVIEW: ‘Away’ (2019) is a Wondrous Artistic Achievement

See it on the biggest screen, with the best sound and in the darkest room, Zilbalodis’ remarkable animation will make you feel like you’re flying

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REVIEW: The ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (2020) Don’t Add Up

As the film unfolds, “She’s Good” feels symptomatic of Pieces of a Woman’s overall disinterest in the layers of Martha’s emotions, especially her grief.

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