REVIEW: 'Underwater' is an Immersive and Intense Dive Into Depths Unknown

William Eubank brings us a horror thriller in the style of Alien (1979) and Life (2017), with a stranded team of scientists and mechanics facing unprecedented challenges in the deepest place on Earth.

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REVIEW: Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Witcher’ is Full of Heart and Soul

The Witcher is an endearing and entertaining exploration of the fantasy genre that will remain in the hearts and minds of its audience.

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REVIEW: ‘Alva’ (2019) is Rubbish, in the Purest Sense

“A hollow, misguided foray into slow cinema” Ahhhhhh, slow cinema. Slooooooow cinemaaaaaa. Cinema that take a very looooong time on veeeeeery little plot. Cinema that moves. As. Fast. As. A. Slug. On. Xanax. Sit back. Try not to fidget. It’s aaaaaaaaaart, darling. Here’s the thing: I’m generally pretty sympathetic towards this sort of stuff. There’s…

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REVIEW: Harmful Stereotypes Are Alive and Well in ‘Papi Chulo’ (2018)

“Refuses to delve deeper than the surface.” In sunny Los Angeles, Sean (Matt Bomer) is a conventionally attractive upper middle-class gay weather man, who has everything going for him until he has a mental breakdown on live television after a supposed breakup. His coworkers, Ash (Wendy McLendon-Covey) and Susan (D’Arcy Carden) are incredibly supportive; they…

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REVIEW: ‘Mickey and the Bear’ (2019) is More Than a Coming of Age Film

“A coming of age film for girls who had to grow up too fast.” In a country that claims to care so much for its war veterans, there are so few resources dedicated to their mental health and recovery, not to mention their economic status. Mickey Peck (Camila Marrone), the daughter and caretaker of Hank…

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LFF REVIEW: Marielle Heller’s ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (2019) is Worthy of Being A Front-Runner for Awards

“It has been crafted into something unique between being moving and heartbreaking” Coming in as a British viewer, you would be excused for thinking that the emotional connection might be missing for Mr Rogers and his brand of family entertainment. While his show never really made its way from America to the UK, we certainly…

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REVIEW: The Unseen Horror of ‘The World Is Full Of Secrets’ Makes For A Chillingly Memorable Tale

“There’s something inherently dark about an activity associated with the fun and innocence of girlhood being transformed into such a disturbing event.”

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LFF REVIEW: “A sentimental piece about understanding childhood trauma” – ‘Honey Boy’ (2019)

“Honey Boy offers something more heartfelt and personal” When it was first announced Shia LaBeouf was to write and star in a film based around his own childhood experiences growing up within the studio system, I had a feeling something special was about to be created. Previously exploring his own legacy through an art project…

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LFF REVIEW: “One of the best ‘Zom-Coms’ going” – ‘Little Monsters’ (2019)

“Moments of sincerity that push this above other horror comedies” Since her Best Supporting Actress win at the Oscars back in 2014 for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has been crying out for a lead role that can showcase her talents fully. Her work in Queen of Katwe and Black Panther…

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