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The Batman

Disclaimer: The Batman is a film that will reward repeat viewings down the line, and even without that, there’s a lot here to digest and unpack. These thoughts below are but a brief, immediate response to the film. As Nir...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Biographical documentaries almost always follow the same formula. Often made after the subject’s passing, we’ll be drowned in an onslaught of talking heads – often inexplicably selected with seemingly no link to the subje...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Scream (2022)

The horror movie landscape has changed a lot over the years. In the last ten years alone, we’ve seen a huge rise in so-called “elevated horror” – films like Hereditary and The Babadook – so it was only a matter of t...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cry Macho

In a career nearing 70 years, Clint Eastwood has given us some of the most beloved and iconic films – and characters – of all time. From Dirty Harry to The Man with No Name, the man is certainly a titan of cinema. W...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Robin Robin

Doctor Who, Carols from Kings, the Queen’s Speech, falling asleep, replete, in front of the Bond movie. There are some things that are absolutely essential to Christmas-day viewing.  Since the world was introduced to Wallace &a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Halloween Kills

There’s no denying John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the finest and most iconic films in the horror genre, while also arguably the definitive slasher film. But as with Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees and Chucky, Halloween’s Mi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Many Saints of Newark

David Chase’s seminal HBO series The Sopranos needs no introduction. Since its iconic final moments aired in the summer of 2007, fans have begged for more, and long-gestating rumours of a film have only built that hype. Now, 14...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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All We Got Was Love

Reading the first two paragraphs of Tony Palmer’s Wikipedia page creates a truly astonishing picture of the filmmaker you’ve probably not heard of. Director of over 100 films, stage director of theatre and opera, BAFTA and Emmy...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

In 2011, the inspiring story of Jamie Campbell was the subject of BBC Three’s Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. Growing up in a market town in County Durham, Jamie had to overcome bullying and small-town small mindedness to step ‘out of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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#FrightFest2021: No Man of God

Another day, another Ted Bundy movie. In a year that brings not one but two more cinematic portrayals of the self-described “most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet”, how can No Man of God possibly bring anythin...