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Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Published in 1971, The Little Broomstick was memorable both for its feisty heroine and beautiful storytelling.  While sweeping up leaves with a small broom, Mary accidentally smears the broom in the juice of a fly-by-night flow...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Quiet Place

The premise for A Quiet Place is the kind of high concept idea that Hollywood used to dine out on with big budget blockbusters. The kind you can jot down on a napkin while being wined and dined by executive producers. It’s simp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Beast

Part psychological thriller, part twisted fairy tale, part character drama Beast is a film that manages, like its lead character, to never conform to one thing. As such it is a film that demands your attention, but never allows...
 
 
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The Death Of Superman

If superhero movies were sandwiches then you’d probably take them back to the shop. Not very adventurous, with a thin daub of plot-jam, sold as a luxury product in an artisan SFX wrap. DC Universes’ animated features, however, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Tomb Raider

Jason Bourne has a lot to answer for. He changed the action genre of the ‘90s, all quipping one-liners and tough guys scared of nothing, to emotionally driven characters rather than stereotypes who took life and death as seriou...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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King Of Hearts

There’s something wonderfully whimsical about King of Heats. While the film was a flop on its initial release in 1966, its combination of anti-authoritarian humour, and its feel-good vibe, quickly gained it cult status. During ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Game Night

Time was that Hollywood loved anything high concept. The basic idea of high concept is the ‘what if’ scenario. So, what if there’s a bomb on a bus, what if a shark terrorised a sea-side town, what if toys had lives of their own...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lady Bird

There is a scene early on in Lady Bird which sees the titular character and her mother shopping in a thrift store looking for a dress for a school dance. They bicker, they snipe at each other and then they find the perfect dres...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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You Were Never Really Here

Imagine if a film like Taken had substance. If it wasn’t just about bloody revenge and action set pieces. Imagine if a revenge thriller was less about the revenging and the thrilling as it was about the emotional impact these e...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is often cited as a ‘horror’ filmmaker. But to label him as such is an oversight. Yes, for much of his career he has used horror as a device to articulate his unique aesthetic and ...